"Lost Weekend," 22 years later
October 26, 2006 6:09 PM   Subscribe

NYC via DC's The Walkmen have recorded a fourth studio LP, a "note-for-note reproduction" of Harry Nilsson's 1974 album "Pussy Cats," famously produced by musician and drinking-buddy John Lennon during his "Lost Weekend" days in Los Angeles. You can listen to the new album here gratis.
posted by bardic (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What? New "Pussy Cats"?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:21 PM on October 26, 2006

i love the walkmen.
thanks for the heads up. i just ordered the cd.
posted by jessica at 6:26 PM on October 26, 2006

Were these guys on NPR's All Songs Considered a few months back? Thanks for the link.
posted by ibmcginty at 6:34 PM on October 26, 2006

Well, the album is a bit spotty in places, as you'd expect from this type of project. But I'm really enjoying "Loop de Loop" right now, because you can tell they were just having a hell of a good time recording it before they closed up their Harlem studio for good.

And yeah, NPR broadcast one of their shows from DC not too long ago.
posted by bardic at 6:47 PM on October 26, 2006

Oh my. I love The Walkmen and I love Nilsson.

Oh my.
posted by eustacescrubb at 6:57 PM on October 26, 2006

Very cool. I did some digging around and unfortunately can't find a source for buying the original album in mp3 form on the internets. Anyone have a source?
posted by photoslob at 7:58 PM on October 26, 2006

Clicking on certain parts of the page gets you more pictures of the band. I only found that out by accident.
posted by dhartung at 8:04 PM on October 26, 2006

That should be THIRTY-two years later.

Time flies.
posted by wendell at 10:16 PM on October 26, 2006

I liked JF*E more. And I just missed The Ignobles. But I've got to say that Ham's high school band was pretty forgettable. Like, I can't even remember what their name was.

The streaming link is helpful. I've been listening to "Many Rivers to Cross" on the local college radio station, but it's nice to hear the rest of the album. Thanks for that. (Now if we can just get someone to stream The Ignobles.)
posted by Alt F4 at 11:41 AM on October 27, 2006

Heh. I was in a forgettable band that opened for The Ignobles. Thanks for the nostalgia trip.
posted by bardic at 2:12 PM on October 27, 2006

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