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Jim Jarmusch: “I thought Neil Young might burn psychic rays through my skull”

Jim Jarmusch: “I thought Neil Young might burn psychic rays through my skull”

Jim Jarmusch, speaking in the new issue of Uncut, recalls a run-in with Neil Young when the pair were collaborating on Jarmusch’s 1995 Dead Man film.

While Young was tracking the soundtrack for the movie, they clashed about the manner of recording, until the guitarist told the director to “loosen up”.

“There was a scary moment when I thought Neil might burn psychic rays through my skull,” explains Jarmusch. “He’s an intense character.”

In the feature, where the director answers questions from famous fans and admirers, he also talks about fighting with Tom Waits, being friends with Joe Strummer, his membership of the shadowy Sons Of Lee Marvin association, and the secrets behind his great hair.

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