Monday, August 06, 2007

Rest In Peace - Lee Hazlewood

If you're not familiar with Lee Hazlewood, do yourself a favor and pick up one of his albums. Some of the original vinyl is tough to find (although last year I picked up a NM copy of Nancy & Lee at a thrift store near my parents' house for $1) but Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth reissued several of them on CD a few years back. Hazlewood was a very unique artist who wrote dark lyrics (often about cowboys and other manly things) and delivered them with a deep baritone and a bit of a flat delivery. His biggest selling album (pictured above) was with Nancy Sinatra; their voices meshed well together. He's been covered by Primal Scream, Dean and Britta and Slowdive amongst others. Hazlewood passed away from cancer on Saturday, one year and one day after Arthur Lee's death.

1 comment:

Cashew said...

One of our true heroes. RIP.