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Post-Midnight Youtube Filler: Simon and Garfunkel – I Am A Rock
BADBOYPOOLE thats right simon u are a rock 1 month ago
Random thoughts on “Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits (1985)”
- “Mrs Robinson” is a confused song. Paul Simon’s writing a track about how he’s fucking a pensioner, and then he suddenly stops halfway through to discuss baseball history? Is this the American variant of the “delay ejaculation by trying to recall the Newcastle squad from 1988” tactic?
- Also, you do realise that the current trend for all things cougar means that we’re going to get Jesse Metcalfe appearing in a remake of The Graduate within two years, right?
- This album was in the Passantino house growing up, and I still never understood why “59th Street Bridge Song”, “The Sounds of Silence”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Homeward Bound” are live versions taken from the same concert, but aren’t put together consecutively. Instead they bookmark the double shot of “I Am A Rock” (awesome) and “Scarborough Fair (Ren Faire bullshit from two guys who should know better). Way to sequence an album, guys.
- Around 1995, “Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue” was a pretty common comedy reference point. Lee and Herring even got two minutes out of it. Can’t really see Russell Howard and Jason Manford managing the same, unless it was “Just a come-on from a monkey and Optimus Prime remember the 80s lol on Seventh Avenue”
- “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was Best International Album at the first ever Brit Awards, which took place in 1977. The album was released in 1970. No, me neither.
- “Homeward Bound” is a song about how Widnes is a shithole. Can’t front on that.