Omar Rodríguez-López is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director. He is known for being the guitarist and band-leader of The Mars Volta from 2001 until their breakup in 2012, and is currently the guitarist for the alternative rock groups At the Drive-In, Antemasque and Bosnian Rainbows. He was also the bassist for the dub band De Facto. He has embarked on a solo career, both in studio and in concert, frequently described as experimental, avant-garde and/or progressive. He has collaborated with numerous artists spanning from John Frusciante to El-P.
Hux combined Johnny Paycheck's two 1972 albums Someone to Give My Love To and Somebody Loves Me for this 2010 two-fer. Someone to Give My Love To followed Paycheck's commercial breakthrough She's All I Got so, unsurprisingly, producer Billy Sherrill made a natural decision to double-down on smoothness on this sequel, even letting the scales tip toward sunniness on occasion. It's a little odd to hear the haunted auteur of "(Pardon Me) I've Got Someone to Kill" sing the chirpy "Smile, Somebody Loves You," but peerless vocalist that he is, he never hesitates or stumbles, he simply sells the song.