Posted: January 1st, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: Feature story | Tags: kevin mcmahon, lucky pierre, nine inch nails, prick, trent reznor | No Comments »
Background note: This feature originally appeared in The Plain Dealer, in 2004, when Kevin McMahon released a deluge of CDs comprising work from all eras of his stop-start career. He’s since retreated again from the spotlight but he’s undoubtedly working on something spectacular. Hopefully he’ll see fit to share it soon.
As early as 1979, Kevin McMahon was described as Lucky Pierre’s “misguiding light.” In an interview with the Cleveland-based fanzine CLE, the young McMahon comes off as prickly, cagey, willful and abstract–all the things you could want in a post-punk-era singer, just as long as you didn’t have to interview him.
“I don’t know how to answer that question,” he tersely responds to an opening query from CLE founder Michael Weldon. “But I imagine I won’t know how to answer the rest, either.”
Twenty-five years later, McMahon holds a printout of that article in his long, pale fingers and laughs. He doesn’t remember doing the interview, but he does recognize the subject. Sort of. Read the rest of this entry »