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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.

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