the pinkerton "sound"

rivers wanted it raw. that plus his Japanese thing
added up to a record that less people would like
(i.e. 'buy'), but those that did seemed to like it
more than 'blue'. he was simultaneously not giving
a crap if it did well and totally assuming that it would be
enormous. this is a paradox that in fact seems to sum up rivers's
psyche at the time. and maybe still does for all i know.