Our latest Underscore feature, “L.A. Weirdos”, focuses on three idiosyncratic 70s West Coast singer-songwriters: Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Van Dyke Parks. Read the piece by Mike Powell here and listen along with this 20-song playlist.
This is so excellent. Nilsson is my all-time favorite and this article is a great introduction to him. The documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) is amazing as well, and currently streaming on Netflix. L.A. Weirdo, indeed.