Archive for the 'Jack Nitzsche' Category

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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, the film boasts one of the decade’s most effective pairings of music during an opening credits sequence. Schrader tapped Jack Nitzche to score […]

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

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 of Jack Nitzsche, a pivotal force in behind both artists, ranks much lower. Studio wizard/producer, arranger and songwriter, Nitzsche released his own sort of ‘surf’ […]