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Published: 2013/09/26

Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott Talks Grateful Dead in New Interview

Adam Scott of Parks and Recreation sat down with SPIN for a quick chat about his musical tastes. We’ve included some choice nuggets—mostly stuff about the Grateful Dead and Phish—from the interview below.

On the last concert he attended:

The last concert I went to was a Phish show. Some of my friends do a podcast called Analyze Phish and I was just on it. I used to be into the Grateful Dead so I understand the Phish thing. It was at the Hollywood Bowl and ended up being super fun. It reminded me of Dead shows I used to go to when I was a teenager. You can’t really go wrong with the general vibe of happy and stoned people listening to music they love.

On becoming a fan of the Grateful Dead:

When “Touch of Grey” became the big hit I kind of rode that wave and started digging deeper and getting into their older stuff. I think Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty are both perfect records. They aren’t really known for their studio records but I actually prefer them. The long jams have never really been my thing.

How big of a Deadhead was he?:

It was all pretty rudimentary. I probably went to like 10 Dead shows and wore it as my identity for a while. I had the tie-dye and grew my hair long. I had a peace sign earring.

As many of you know, Parks and Recreation writer Harris Wittels also hosts Analyze Phish, a podcast in which he tries to get Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s Scott Aukerman to enjoy Phish. You can read Relix‘s interview with Wittels from earlier this year here.


There are 2 comments associated with this post

me September 27, 2013, 11:22:54

^^^^ So what you’re saying is because he acknowledged where he was with the Dead and Phish, he’s just not as cool as you? Not gonna let him join in your reindeer games? Sorry to call you out, but that is exactly why so many people think Phish/jam fans are douchebags… live and let live… who cares if he isn’t on tour eating Mickey D’s burgers out of the garbage and selling heady toppers in order to get into the next show? He’s enjoying the music, isn’t that what it’s about?

derpa September 27, 2013, 09:10:15

wow, so cool. so heady bro, so heady.

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