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make the lyrics work best. It's a potpourri
of styles that I remember loving when I was
a kid. I was a big Motown fan, a big Beatles
fan, a big Stones fan - the British Invasion. So
you hear a lot of that. We're hoping it hangs
together because of what the title suggests. It
has a certain point of view and it's for people
of a certain age (laughs). It was an easy record,
and fun to make. I hope people enjoy it.
It's more of a singer/songwriter record
than past albums.

It has more of a songwriting imperative.
My last album, Time On My Hands, was more
"intention-based." Adult Entertainment just
happened more naturally. I like that songwriting was put first - that's what makes this
album special to me. I grew up on pop music,
so my tastes are pretty mainstream, but wide.
There's a diversity of guitar styles, as well.

JON HERINGTON
Adult Entertainment

hen he's not playing all over the world
with Steely Dan, Jon Herington writes,
records, and takes the stage performing his
own music. Already wielding the sort of refined
chops that allow him to express himself in a
variety of genres, Herington now focuses on
songwriting, and Adult Entertainment is a
catchy rock-and-roll record with strong songs,
humor, musical diversity, and the kind of toptier guitar playing that has made Herington a
first-call guitarist for Fagen and Becker.
Adult Entertainment is a buffet of tasty
songcraft.

That's always a bit of a concern for me. I
like records that hang together, stylistically,

Which guitars did you play?

but I also like a lot of different kinds of music.
The Stones made a few records in the late '60s
and early '70s where there would be a country
tune, a Motown cover, and an old blues thing,
then original pop tunes. Nobody blinked. We
just took it all in as it came together because
of the personalities of the players and where
the record was made. In those days, there was
more diversity in programming, but we didn't
think about it. We just enjoyed it.
When we were making this record, it clearly
hung together in a lyrical way, but didn't feel
natural to force the songs into a formula or
package with the others. We felt like we should
let them do what they seem to want to do. We
were looking for the musical setting that would

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There's a bit of the Gibson Custom Shop SG I
bought a few years ago that's been customized
dramatically. I also used a Gibson ES-336 I
bought in 2001 and changed quite a lot. Also,
a fabulous Tele that was made by a guy named
Larry Wysocki; that's the guitar you hear on
"Gimme Some Green" and "Crazy Good." My
ES-336 is really my number one guitar.
What's next?

I've been doing crazy traveling with both
Steely Dan and Madeleine Peyroux. Those are
my main road gigs. There's also tons of work
for other people, so I can only push my own
thing within the cracks. I'm going to be playing at Darryl Hall's place in New York state.
My own stuff is pretty much driving distance
from New York. We keep it local. I do enough
traveling. - Oscar Jordan

Jon Herington: Jon Gorr.

W

There are a couple of country things and a
Jimmy Page tribute with my Tele on "Little
Big Shot." On "Handle Me With Care," there's
wacky tremolo and the delay. One of my
favorites is the slide stuff on "Gimme Some
Green." I was inspired by David Lindley off
those early Jackson Browne records that were
so beautiful. I wanted melody, so I had time
to try stuff and see what worked.
Some guitar players have an agenda and say,
"I'm going to do my thing and put my thing on
it. When they hear this, everybody is going to
know it's me!" That's cool when someone has a
strong individual personality, but that's never
been the be-all and end-all of my approach
to making music. I like the music to suggest
things. I follow it and explore where it's going,
which seems much more organic, fun, and
less ego-driven. What's going to get the song
across? What mood is going to enhance the
lyric? What feels right with what the band is
playing? What does the track need?


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