Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weekend Not Quite a Listomania: Special Nice Jewish Boy(s) Edition


Erik Jacobsen produced the first three albums and most of the hits of The Lovin' Spoonful, "Hello Hello" by The Sopwith Camel, "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum, and every note Chris Isaak recorded through 1998, including "Wicked Game." Why isn't he a) a living legend and b) in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?


Bonus Points: Pick the most over or under-rated producers in rock.

Meanwhile, because things will doubtless be a little quiet around here till next week, enjoy Norman Greenbaum's inexplicably less celebrated follow-up to "Spirit," the theoretically non-Kosher "Canned Ham." Also produced by Jacobsen.

God, I love this song.