Lou Reed and Neil Young have what are most likely the most famous ‘contractual obligation’ albums, but have you ever heard Van Morrison’s?
From the site:
“In order to fulfill his obligation to his early solo label Bang Records, Van Morrison sat down in 1967 or so and cranked out 31 songs on the spot, on topics ranging from ringworm to wanting a danish, to hating his record label and a guy named George.”
I love this! I think that Van Morrison downed a doubleshot of venom,placed tongue firmly in cheek,and churned out his most spontaneous and humorous work, ever.
Even better is that the length of each song averages out to approximately one minute, haha. My faves are The Big Royalty Check, Ring Worm, Want A Danish, and Chicken Coo.