Sunday, 10 February 2013
A Letter to Katherine December - Jake Holmes
A Letter to Katherine December is his second solo album from 1968. Clothed in baroque-psych arrangements, it's pretty much a short story collection set to music detailing small-town life. People go out and get drunk on Saturday night, chew the fat in the diner, and move house after a divorce, while the high school hero grows old and turns to fat. 'People who have lost all their loving die when they're told' Holmes sings at one point, and it's chilling. Intense, rich music from an uncompromising songwriter who was somehow allowed to crash the easy listening fondue party.