19 Sep David Lynch Muses on Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”
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What music was running through your head when you were initially thinking up the new series?
There were a couple of pieces of music that I wanted in there from the beginning: The Platters’ “My Prayer,” the Paris Sisters’ “I Love How You Love Me,” Booker T. & the M.G’s’ “Green Onions,” Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”
What’s your relationship to that Otis Redding song in particular?
It’s the version from the Monterey Pop Festival. There was Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company doing “Ball and Chain,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Wild Thing,” and there was Otis Redding. When I hear those three things, it just drives me crazy how great they are. With Otis Redding, we reach this place in him, and I just couldn’t believe that version. It was so, so, so beautiful. So much feeling comes through that thing; it’s one of my all-time favorites. I just go nuts. I start crying like a baby when I hear that thing.