Long before he was fast and furious, Vin Diesel was a New York City hipster. In the early ’80s, he rolled with the cool crowd, including much-beloved cellist Arthur Russell. That friendship, it turns out, produced one rough demo which has just come to light courtesy of Gary Lucas, who connected the pair. We confirmed its veracity with keeper of all things Arthur, Audika label head Steve Knutson. He says: “Yes it is true. The session was terrible, and best forgotten.” Judge for yourself on Lucas’ SoundCloud.
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