DAYS OF DESERT DREAMS: Steve Wynn’s Syndicate of Sound

One of the greatest and most perfect debuts in rock & roll-indie-post-punk-noise- shoegaze-whatever-you-want-to-call-it history gets a reissue re-boot! We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Syndicate braintrust Steve Wynn about the making of this album and much more over the years, so crack yourself a cold one and kick back for some good conversation. And be sure toscroll down to check out our link to lots of audio-visual goodies below!

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Fourteen disembodied heads are better than one. Is anyone else slightly troubled by the fact that Steve is smiling with necktie loosened, as if he's just completed something labor intensive? And is this his "den"? Fourteen disembodied heads are better than one. Is anyone else slightly troubled by the fact that Steve is smiling with necktie loosened, as if he’s just completed something labor intensive? And is this his “den”?

Cover of the Dream Syndicate's classic debut album, "The Days of Wine and Roses," 1982. Cover of the Dream Syndicate’s classic debut album, “The Days of Wine and Roses,” 1982.

Steve Wynn, Lineman for the county. Steve Wynn, Lineman for the county.

Oh well, at least  "Puppet Show" didn't get top billing. Whisky a Go-Go, 1982. Oh well, at least “Puppet Show” didn’t get top billing. Whisky a Go-Go, 1982.

Turn up my guitar willya? Turn up my guitar willya?

Steve Wynn ponders life among the cacti, photo shoot for "Here Come The Miracles." Steve Wynn ponders life among the cacti, photo shoot for “Here Come The Miracles.”

The Dream Syndicate, somewhere in the '80s The Dream Syndicate, somewhere in the ’80s

How do you live up to — or down, such as the case may be — a uniformly, universally recognized classic debut album that becomes the artistic barometer for everything you write, record, and release from that moment on? (The easy answer is, you don’t). Singer-songwriter Steve Wynn has had this unenviable task for…

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  1. teddrozdowski@aol.com · · Reply

    Opening a show for Steve (plus Peter Buck and Mike Mills) next Saturday at City Winery in Nashville!

    Ted Drozdowski P.O. Box 17208 Nashville, TN 37217 teddrozdowski@aol.com

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