Nov 15, 2020 • 37M

Book Musik 034 - "I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen" by Ray Padgett

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Book Musik Podcast
longtime friends Tosh & Kimley discuss their favorite music-centric books
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Tosh and Kimley discuss "I’m Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen" (33 1/3) by Ray Padgett. Tribute albums are often derided and tend to elicit a love/hate reaction. When done right, they can illuminate a song and boost an artist’s career as did this one for Leonard Cohen. Padgett looks into not only the specifics of this Leonard Cohen tribute album but the history of the genre in general and some of the key players like producer Hal Willner and frequent contributor Juliana Hatfield. When one great artist covers another great artist it can be sublime. Or it could make your ears bleed. Art is always a gamble… Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17