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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.
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  1. April 13, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I am of the opinion that S&G never made a good song, or if they did it’s one I haven’t heard yet or have forgotten hearing. If these guys were around today they’d be Wes Anderson soundtrack fodder, and that’s not a good thing. They’re twee, knowing, condescending, garbage high-school poetry, half-baked pseudo-profound bull all rolled into one, and the only purpose they serve that I’m aware of is to make me feel really embarrassed of my 12-year-old self.

  2. Allie Ann
    August 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    What garbage you speak.
    Poetry is poetry. At the time it is written it has meaning and as the years progress you see how inciteful it becomes in hindsight.
    The feelings Simon evokes with his words and the mood Garfunkle impresses with his voice is beauty incarnate.
    Don’t listen “Tray”…go back to your hip hop….

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