Monday, June 25, 2007
Andrew Loog Oldham on Jack Nitzsche. Fascinating stuff. In passing Oldham mentions Ian Stewart-- a guy who is mostly mentioned only in passing, now that I think of it. There is probably an amusing article to be written comparing the membership structure of rock bands to that of law firms. Mick and Keith would be equity partners, Charley Watts and Bill Wyman, would, I suppose, occupy the next tier. (Actually, Wyman, having retired, presumably to take photographs of girls' legs, is no longer on the letterhead.) And Stewart? He's "Of Counsel" a confusing title that I have never really understood. A lot of bands-- Jethro Tull and The Kinks come to mind, seem to operate along the lines of the partner/associate structure, with contract players sitting in where once there were musicians who were "members" of the band.
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