MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 93: MONDAY MAY 21, 2018

ALBUMS

Two men sitting and looking at the viewer. The one in the middle has yellow hair and a blue shirt and jeans, while the man to the left of him has black hair blending in with the background and a white shirt. Only the right side of the second man's face is visible. Flowers are in the images foreground. The right of the first man it is written in script "Simon and Garfunkel" and below that "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme". There are symbols in the top left and center top of the picture.

  • SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME: 1966: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5: 3rd album and they continued to get better. The album went to #4 their biggest success yet and the two singles: Homeward Bound #20 and The Dangling Conversation #25. Other highlights- Scarborough Fair/Canticle, The 59th Street Bridge Song, For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her, 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night.

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  • SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: BOOKENDS: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Another great album from 1968. 4th of 5 Simon and Garfunkel albums and at this point each one has topped the previous one. Paul Simon wrote a concept album which explores a life from childhood to old age. Favorites- America [one of his best songs} Old Friends, Fakin’ It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade Of Winter, At The Zoo. The album went to #1 and so did their iconic single “Mrs. Robinson”, A Hazy Shade Of Winter #13, At The Zoo #16 and Fakin’ It #23.

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  • BOB MOULD: WORKBOOK: 1989: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Bob Mould’s first solo album after the break-up of the mighty Husker Du- is still I believe his finest work. My favorite albums released that year- Workbook- would be in my Top 5 for certain- along with Lou Reed’s New York, Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever, Elvis Costello Spike and The Pixies-Doolittle. Wookbook added some acoustic touches to what you were used to from Mould’s Husker Du career- Wishing Well, See A Little Light, Poison Years, Compositions For The Young And Old, Dreaming, I Am and Whichever Way The Wind Blows- my favorites on this.
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2 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 93: MONDAY MAY 21, 2018

  1. S&G – I always hated Seven O’Clock News/Silent Night – and still do. ‘Voices of old People’ similarly (although it does segue nicely to Old Friends which itself does into Bookends Theme). We moved into the house where my mum still lives in 1971. We got a stereo to replace the Dancette. The first LPs I remember are these two, Band on the Run and CSN&Y 4 Way Street (which he did not like but my brother and I loved) and some of those ‘Sounds of the 70’s’ ones that seem to be in every charity shop. All the best – Chris

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