The Ophelias’ Leslie Medford Chats With Psychedelic Baby
Leslie Medford of The Ophelias – the classic San Francisco band from the Eighties, whose Bare Bodkin collection was released last year by Independent Project Records – recently chatted with Psychedelic Baby Magazine about his own musical history and that of his band. About the band’s name, Medford says, “it was just a name that, to me, conveyed psychedelia and literacy. There was certainly no strategy to purvey some sort of Shakespearean theater or anything… yeah, a certain implied element of Psychedelic Ophelia was there from the start, but that was the extent of it, to make use of Hamlet the play’s profundities, and Ophelia’s good looks and strange behavior as a psychedelic calling card; and throw in some David Bowie/Marc Bolan glam androgyny… We ended up as an all-male band, to further excite and confuse everyone.” Read the full, sprawling conversation here.
Bare Bodkin is at radio now from IPR.