Monday, February 04, 2008


Nicolette Larson: Lotta Love

from her album Nicolette

This is possibly the only track I've heard both on bumrocks and at the supermarket. From the foreboding sax break on through the genius bridge, this is arguably the aesthetic pinnacle of the soft rock era. And who knew producer Ted Templeman was a member of Harpers Bizarre?

5 comments:

Bobby Breidholt said...

A classic. Neil Young's original is also fantastic, in a rustic winter lodge kind of way.

Crimson Ghost said...

That looks like the lobby of the Palace Hotel in San Fran on the cover, there.

Crimson Ghost said...

Since Ted Templeton's involved, maybe "Yacht Rock" will cover the story behind the making of this track.

Fusion 45 said...

She does a nice version Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" on this album, as well. She had a beautiful voice. Equally bizarre that Templeman also produced Van Halen....

Ian Christe said...

Eddie Van Halen plays on this album! In fact, Nicolette sang at the Eddie/Valerie Bertinelli wedding a few years later. The story is in the book EVERYBODY WANTS SOME: THE VAN HALEN SAGA