Hunter S. Thompson Interviews Keith Richards, and Very Little Makes Sense (1993)

Let’s rewind the video­tape to 1993. Gonzo jour­nal­ist Hunter S. Thomp­son final­ly gets to inter­view Rolling Stones gui­tarist Kei­th Richards. The con­ver­sa­tion is utter­ly and pre­dictably incom­pre­hen­si­ble. But it’s amus­ing nonethe­less.

Deci­pher­able con­ver­sa­tion top­ics include: if J. Edgar Hoover returned to this world, what form might he take? (A worm? a fart? a weasel?) What was Kei­th doing on Christ­mas Eve in 1962, 1966, and 1969? And what exact­ly went down at the infa­mous Alta­mont con­cert in Decem­ber 1969?

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  • Shawn says:

    Fun­ny clip. Can’t let Kei­th’s tip of the hat to John Lennon slip through. “He kicked the door open for us”.

  • Bond says:

    This is dur­ing those kinds of moments I regret not tak­ing drugs.

  • Angelabsurdist says:

    This is an inter­est­ing and com­i­cal inter­view. It’s fun­ny that Kei­th Richards appears to be more nor­mal than Hunter S. Thomp­son. Alta­mont seems to be the turn­ing point that end­ed the “sum­mer of love”.

    If I remem­ber cor­rect­ly (I was a child in Cana­da) Mered­ith Hunter was mur­dered and three oth­ers died acci­dent­ly. The dark side of human nature, the heart of dark­ness, and the descent to cave­man lev­el occured.
    The end of a dream. A Cal­i­for­nia dream.

    Thanks for post­ing this.

  • Craig Terlino says:

    I don’t find it that hard to fol­low. get the shit out of your ears.

  • S says:

    One of those rare occas­sions where you can find some­one more messed up than Keef, and it’s the inter­view­er!!! That cant have hap­pened to Kei­th too many times as it’s usu­al­ly the oppo­site way around. Kei­th sounds clear mind­ed in this inter­view but Thomp­son’s fun­ny mumbling.……Johnny Depp had him down to a tee, I can see that now.

  • Chris says:

    Yeah I think this was easy to fol­low. I guess if you know how hunter speaks and you know what they’re talk­ing about it’s easy to fol­low.

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