EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
SIMON and GARFUNKEL
Album Track Gems
The one true statement to be said about Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is that they were perfect.
This is proven by their perfect timing on the scene, perfect choice of music, perfect lyrics and perfect voices that not only pleasingly dove-tailed into the Counter Culture and the public at large, but actually, and more importantly, created a previously unknown sound that we all needed to hear as an integral part of our society’s cultural ambiance.
Simon and Garfunkel are one of the few artists whose impressions were so indelible, that they became an entity of the ’60s, a touchstone of exquisite human vocals, hard-edged real life whimsical lyrics and zeitgeist-themed subject matter that marked them as icons of an era.
Their music touches a universal pleasure point in humans; a musical sound bound perfectly with vocal word sounds that create a balance between an underlying force and sense of beauty that triggers emotional feelings that are pretty much like orgasms for the soul.
So now that you are armed with this knowledge, it can be used to tell if someone is lying, or is an alien.
Ask anyone if they like Simon and Garfunkel; if they say “No” convincingly, they’re lying, everyone likes Simon and Garfunkel.
If they say “No” unconvincingly, they’re aliens, aim for the head.
SIMON and GARFUNKEL
Album Track Gems
From the album: Wednesday Morning 3 AM – 1964:
“The Sound of Silence” – 3:08
It’s 1964, 00individual is 13, and what little hair he had on his arms stood straight up –
the connection to a higher level had been achieved through The Sound of Silence.
“I Am a Rock” – 2:50
We’ve all been there, Damn Right!
From the album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – 1966:
“Scarborough Fair/Canticle” – 3:10
The perfect ’66 prelude theme to ’67’s Summer of Love.
“Homeward Bound” – 2:30
Melancholy, sentimental Truth:
“Home where my music’s playing, Home where my love lies waiting . . “
“The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” – 1:43
“Lookin’ for fun and feeling Groovy!”
The simplest definition of the 1960s.
From the album: Bookends – 1968:
“America” – 3:34
A spiritual quest put to song that echoed the Counter Culture’s desire to “look for America”
“Fakin’ It” – 3:14
Backtrack into an infectious track.
“Mrs. Robinson” – 4:02
Does it play on every station, every hour? Yes, it’s that good, and an iconic ’68 imprint.
Being strongly associated with the zeitgeist movie “The Graduate” didn’t hurt either.
7 million views since 2013.
“A Hazy Shade of Winter“ – 2:17
S & G Rock Out!
“Look around, the grass is high, the fields are ripe, It’s the springtime of my life.”
The simplest definition of the late ’60s.
“At the Zoo” – 2:21
A personal all-time favorite of 00individual – perfect on all levels.
“Something tells me its all happening at the Zoo, I do believe it, I do believe its true.”
From the album: Bridge over Troubled Water – 1970
“Bridge over Troubled Water” – 4:52
Easily the most spiritually-uplifting beautiful inspiring song of unconditional love.
A superb angelic/majestic otherworldly composition.
What every Rocker secretly desired to have written – S & G achieved.
“The Only Living Boy in New York” – 3:58
An intimate note to a friend that ultimately represented the sometime feeling of any “only living boy, or girl”, in any city or town. A moving song universally felt.
“Half of the time we’re gone but we don’t know where, And we don’t know where.”
. . . and “gone” wasn’t just a physical distance either.
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Recently iconic TV show Saturday Night Live celebrated 40 years of SNL live
and of all of the artists who performed their songs in that entire span of 40 years, on this special,
two Paul Simon songs were performed – TWO!
(Miley 50 Ways and Simon and everyone, Still Crazy)
SIMON and GARFUNKEL ROCK!
Rare Monterey Pop 1967 – Homeward Bound and Sound of Silence
After reviewing these S&G tracks 00individual realizes just how much he played and enjoyed the Bookends album and still has every song’s lyrics (and music) memorized – blows his own mind – wanted to include “Punky’s Dilemma” (a beloved track) as a 13 + 1 but kept strict to 13.
Please enjoy these other trippy ’60’s and ’70’s
ALBUM TRACK GEMS
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