A blog about the things I find accidentally on Spotify while looking for something else

Monday, 15 July 2013

America the Beautiful: The Account of its Disappearance - Gary McFarland

Orchestral jazz-rock concept piece with atonal elements by neglected composer/arranger McFarland, poisoned in a bar in the early '70s and never rediscovered in the way his contemporary David Axelrod has been.  Kind of like Schoenberg, but groovy.  In six movements, the third of which is called 'Suburbia: Two Poodles and a Plastic Jesus'.

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