Monday, April 25, 2016

On the Couch with Emitt Rhodes - KPCC's Off-Ramp

I got to spend an hour in Emitt Rhodes' living room in Hawthorne, California. He recorded a lot of great stuff there a long time ago. Someone finally got him to record some more great stuff again.

For the first time in 40+ years, he has a new album out. It's good. Sort of a Gerry Rafferty toasts Warren Zevon sound, an evolutionary step forward from his late 1960s/early 70s days as a composer/engineer/instrumentalist/lyricist pop master.

It's called "Rainbow Ends." It was released on Omnivore Recordings. Nels Cline has a great guitar solo. Susanna Hoffs does some sweet background vocals. Aimee Mann & Jon Brion do their thing and they do it well.

The interview I conducted was turned into this story for KPCC's Off-Ramp.

Emitt Rhodes on KPCC's Off-Ramp

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