This is a typical music review: if you read it closely, the subject you'll learn the most about is me, the reviewer. It concerns two periods of music–one before me, the other after me. It's also about my opinions of two compact discs: one a slick historical review of a creative musician who became a star trying not to be taken seriously, the other a funky rock album showcasing the current songs of a New York quartet trying to get taken seriously and become stars in today's over-filled marketplace. There is no reason to discuss these two musics and two albums in the same review–except, of course, that both albums have program notes by the same author. Yep, that's right–why else would I be writing this for Pynchon Notes?
How to Cite: Ocker, D . (1996) “Spike Jones and Lotion: Connected by a Fragile Pynchon Thread”, Pynchon Notes. doi: 10.16995/pn.189