I asked what children’s book author’s stories inspired songs by Metallica and Carole King… I just love that those two artists have anything in common. I do respect them both a lot, but they represent different decades of my life. Master of Puppets never makes it to my CD player anymore; Tapestry does.
The answer is Maurice Sendak. Excuse me while I take on my Casey Kasem voice:
First, here’s Carole King with “I’m Really Rosie”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhVTgDKs3l4
And now Metallica, with “Where the Wild Things Are”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEBCf2xqsmo
Maurice will probably show up again… he’s not only an amazing storyteller and artist, but a fascinating guy.