BoPo - I love to see Peter Ivers even getting a namecheck. He's a greatly underappreciated artist. I just love those two mid 70's albums. But in all of these years, I never knew he wrote the words to Lady in the Radiator Song - asong I never really paid attetnion to until I heard the Pixies version.
Double thanks for the wiki link, where I noticed that a book just came out about Ivers' murder and life. His murder is something that's intrigued me for about 2 decades, based soley on the few paragraphs I had read in (I think) Rolling Stone when it happened. I just ordered it from Amazon, not that I need more books to have and not find time to read.
Terminal Love... people are selling it for 300 bucks
[gasp - spit take - gasp] Three Hundred bucks?!?! I wish my copy was in better shape.
This sparked me to relisten to the two albums I have. He's definitely an acquired taste - and while I absolutely love many of his songs, he has at least a few that still grate. I think everyone I have tried to turn onto Peter Ivers have returned a "you got to be fucking kidding me?" type reaction. My favorite review of Peter Ivers is: "like Captain Beefheart fronting Chicago". Although one of my friends would demand that I add "it's nearly as cool as that makes it sound like it could be".