From Filter Magazine:
Juliette Lewis’ Five Most Influential Albums
by Tamara Vallejos
Tuesday we shared the first part of our interview with independent film actress and rock musician Juliette Lewis, in which she commented on the five most influential films in her life. Today, after much thought and inner-debate, she reveals the five albums that have similarly impacted her.
Check out the list below to get Lewis’ insight on her eclectic musical tastes, and make sure to come back tomorrow to find out more about her own upcoming solo album, Terra Incognita.
Van Halen — Van Halen (1978) & 1984 (1984)
‘It’s a toss-up. Van Halen is the better record, and it was my first introduction to rock and roll. I just loved “Runnin’ With the Devil.” But later, when I was a jumble of hormones and MTV was in everybody’s house, 1984 and the video for “Panama” came out. David Lee Roth was crawling toward the camera, and it wasn’t just that I was turned on, but I was like, “I want to be that. That guy blows my mind.’
Her other favorites: Queens of the Stone Age — Era Vulgaris (2007), Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here (1975), PJ Harvey — 4-Track Demos (1993), The Velvet Underground — The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967).
And she tells FreeTimes.com how she feels about David Lee Roth:
“When I was 13 and I saw Van Halen’s “Panama” video, I was blown away. When Roth is crawling toward the camera singing, “I reach down between my legs and ease the seat back,” I was like, “Holy crap! I want to be that guy.” It wasn’t Madonna or Jody Whatley that made me want to do this. It was David Lee Roth. I was taken by his showmanship and sexuality.”
Here’s Juliette Lewis joining Camp Freddy and John 5 (Rob Zombie) for “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”, from the last Mayhem show at the sold out ROXY on May 29th, 2008:
Juliet Lewis with Camp Freddy at The Avalon March 3, 2010. “Dirty Deeds” & “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”