Known for his soundtracks and classic string arrangements with Phil Spector, Neil Young, and the Stones, Jack Nitzsche’s singer-songwriter side is a bit less well-known, but it gets its due on Mapache Records’ reissue of his self-titled LP. Recorded in 1974. it’s making its vinyl debut here—and it sounds absolutely great, an oddball orchestral pop extravaganza that calls to mind Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and other similarly styled West Coast weirdos.
I recently re-watched the underrated/half-forgotten Blue Collar — Paul Schrader’s 1978 directorial debut starring Richard Pryor, Yaphet Kotto and Harvey Keitel. Filmed on location at the Checker Motors plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, […]
Most (if not all) of you reading this know a thing or two about the names Phil Spector and Neil Young. But I would wager that the immediate name recognition […]