The Meters’ Leo Nocentelli Announces Solo Album, Shares New Song “Thinking of the Day”
Leo Nocentelli of the Meters has announced his first solo record, which he recorded between 1970 and 1972. Another Side is out November 19 via Light in the Attic. Nocentelli has shared “Thinking of the Day” from the record with the news. Listen to it and see the tracklist below.
Allen Toussaint appears on Another Side, as do the Meters’ George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste. According to a press release about the project, Nocentelli recorded the album in the early 1970s but shelved it as the Meters grew in popularity. Its tapes, which were stored at Allen Toussaint’s Sea-Saint Studios, were thought lost for good after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the facility. They were rediscovered by a record collector at California swap meet in 2018. A cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” appears alongside Nocentelli’s original material on Another Side.
Read Pitchfork’s Sunday Review of the Meters’ sophomore full-length Look-Ka Py Py, written by Hanif Abdurraqib, a 2021 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellow.
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01 Thinking of the Day
03 I Want to Cry
04 Pretty Mittie
05 Give Me Back My Loving
06 Getting Nowhere
07 Till I Get There
08 You’ve Become a Habit
09 Tell Me Why
10 Your Song