“The book is not a direct influence. That is to say that it did not spur me on to write any sort of song cycle or (gasp!) concept album. Rather, I found myself writing a lot of songs with a sense of a specific space, my hometown of Huntington, Long Island, New York.”
So explains Bill Janovitz and about his new album, Walt Whitman Mall, and it seems as apt a description as I can think of.
Oh, and it’s also really good. He didn’t say that part (obviously).