Kristian Hoffman - Pepperland Spicerack - Sundays Noon - 2PM PT
The record collection of Pepperland Spicerack host Kristian Hoffman extends back to the first thrift shops he visited as a 15 year old, with a special emphasis on lite, twee, neurotic, baroque and eccentric international psychedelia from the late ’60s. Hoffman is most noted for writing the pop hits for ’80s cult legend Klaus Nomi, which were featured on all the artist’s CDs and in the recent Palm Pictures DVD "The Nomi Song". He also formed and wrote songs for the highly regarded CBGBs-era pop/punk band the Mumps with the notorious Lance Loud, breakout star of the seminal PBS documentary series "An American Family". Hoffman also has four solo CDs, including his most recent, "Fop" which the L.A. Examiner called ""Imaginative, playful, grandiose, beautiful, Wildean, disturbing, suggestive, evocative, an album that is at times both elegant and avant garde, both glam rock and modern orchestral symphony!" Previous to "Fop" he recorded an album of collaborations called, simply "&" - with notables such as Rufus Wainwright, Van Dyke Parks, Russell Mael (Sparks), Paul Reubens, Maria McKee and fellow Luxuriamusic DJ Michael Quercio. The L.A. Weekly called this CD “the record every fan of the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Kinks and great songcraft in general has been pining for."