From Nancy & Lee, reissue out May 20 on Light in the Attic.
This is great. Light in the Attic is reissuing Nancy & Lee on vinyl, cassette, eight-track, and compact disc with remastered audio from the original analog tapes, unseen photos from Nancy Sinatra’s personal archive, and two bonus tracks from the album sessions. They’ve also released this amazing promotional video.
“Some Velvet Morning” is a classic of whatever you’d call this genre…orchestral psychedelic countrypolitan pop? Whatever it is, I love it. My favorite Nancy and Lee duet is “Summer Wine” though. Which is even steamier than this one. Check out their 1967 performance of it on the Ed Sullivan Show below…
Iggy Pop was fucking the camera. Lithe like a Romanian gymnast, his lifelines disappearing craggy into low rise jeans, the punk father writhed onstage like a human snake razor blade, and the camera beamed it into outer space. A veteran sex simulator and the energy source of his reconstituted Stooges, Pop’s completely unfakeable yowls, tumbles and cabinet climbs were typical of a show that delighted in refreshing the stale rock festival concept. There were a few flecks of grey in this 21st century version, and the occasional mohawk’d toddler waddled on by. It also took place in the shadows of a giant orange mocha frappucino. But with his Underground Garage Festival, Little Steven Van Zandt made his vibrant music id a touchable thing, and the jabberwocky prattlecock of today’s industry faraway for at least a day. And New York City rocked like a hurricane.