Name a record you love that’s overlooked:
Bob Dylan’s “New Morning”: No one ever talks about that one, but it’s one of my favorite Dylan albums.
A record that influenced you but sounds nothing like your music:
The Who’s “Who Are You”: It’s a very dramatic record. Keith Moon was fighting for his life, and The Who were struggling to stay relevant.
A record you originally hated but now love:
“Knnillssonn”: I bought it when it came out in 1977, not knowing who Harry Nillson was. I hated it immediately. Much later I listened to it again, and now it’s one of my all-time favorites.
Lyrics you wished you’d written:
“Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” by Leonard Cohen: That’s probably how I rate a songwriter, by how many songs of theirs I wished I’d written.
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