Cake or Death is the final studio album by Lee Hazlewood, released in 2006. The title of the album is a reference to a stand-up comedy routine by the British comedian Eddie Izzard, of whom Hazlewood was a fan. Stephen Troussé of Pitchfork gave the album a . out of 10, saying: "sobriety has never been Hazlewood's style, and Cake or Death is as daffy, cornball and absurdly touching as anything he's put his name to over the last half century
It's supremely fitting that Lee Hazlewood would greet his impending death from renal cancer with an album that expresses a healthy dose of cheery fatalism, the same nature that has kept the listeners of several generations tuned in to his every word. It's also fitting that Hazlewood goes out on his own terms, with no celebrity cameos but help from plenty of unknowns, family members, and old friends.
Cake or Death is a self-titled LP by a group formed as a side project by Paul Durham (lead singer of Black Lab). Durham produced the album, performed as one of the lead vocalists, and co-wrote many of the lyrics. Solo and side projects. Ten Million Years – Songs from the Nineteen Nineties. Stray Palace EP. Related. Portal:Rock and roll.
Cake or Death could well be Hazlewood's 30th album- the discography is a little sketchy- but unhappily it's almost certainly his last, since he was diagnosed earlier this year with renal cancer. At such a time it must be tempting to speed-dial Rick Rubin, schedule some shots with Anton Corbijn, call in favors from your celebrity buddies, and spiff yourself up as an American Legend, Soberly Confronting Death. But the song that makes the album, and provides the punchline to this peerless pop career is the final song, ". Dedicated to his wife, it's an unbearably poignant update of "Wonderful World".
BPM Profile Cake or Death. Album starts at 110BPM, ends at BPM (-110), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Lee Hazlewood. Poet Fool or Bum - Back on the Street Again. Bootleg Dreams & Counterfeit Demos.
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