Contractually Obligated Creativity; Nataly Dawn Shows Her Dark Side; Musical Hoaxes

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Nataly Dawn performs in the Soundcheck studio.

In this episode:  

• When Bang Records held singer Van Morrison to his contract and forced him to produce another album for the label – they ended up with songs like “Ring Worm” and “Want a Danish.” We take a look at how artists have dealt with their contractual disagreements – from Marvin Gaye to Lou Reed.

• Plus, singer-songwriter Nataly Dawn is one half of the perky, wide-eyed, YouTube-famous duo Pomplamoose. She comes in-studio to play a subdued set of songs off of her solo debut, How I Knew Her.

• And: APRIL FOOLS’! We revisit a discussion about musical hoaxes and trickery from John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants. (Seriously. That part is not a joke.)