The Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom speaks to Kyle Meredith about the band’s reunion album, 40. He shares how the album lines up with their 40th anniversary and the way they recorded it live. Phantom also explains how “everything traces back to Eddie Cochran. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, Motörhead, none of them exist without Eddie Cochran.”
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via Apple Podcasts.