Sunday, August 16, 2015

Songs From a Room (1969)

May 1968. Like a salted slug, Paris is inverting. Disaffected university students take over factories, striking factory workers relieve themselves in campus lavatories.

In West Hollywood, Leonard Cohen argues songs with his producer, David Crosby. The following month Columbia Records fires Crosby and Cohen is shipped from Los Angeles to Nashville, where he is given a farmhouse at the edge of the city and told to write hits, not misses.

The result is Songs From a Room.

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