The Beatles were inspired by The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” so I had to give it my full attention.
R.E.M. was inspired by Patti Smith’s “Horses”
Nirvana celebrated The Meat Puppets “II”.
This past week at the Hollywood Bowl I discovered a new album thanks to Beck’s devotion to it. Beck’s 2002 album “Sea Change” was one of my favorite albums from the last decade. That brilliant album was strongly inspired by French artist Serge Gainsbourg’s “Histoire de Melody Nelson””. Just listen to Beck’s Paper Tiger and Serge Gainsbourg’s “Ballade de Melody Nelson” Click on the album to pick up a copy. I know I will.