Paul Simon Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by George, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. George

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    Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote nearly all of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge over Troubled Water". The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.

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    Essential Albums; Graceland and There Goes Rhymin' Simon to start with. Explore around after there. I'm a big fan of The Rhythm of the Saints too.

     
  2. George

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  3. cshadows2887

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    He was always a good lyricist, but for Graceland he hit a whole other level
     
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  5. Meerkat

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    Graceland is absolutely its own league of great. I haven't listened to it in full in a long time. This has definitely inspired me to do that sooner rather than later
     
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  6. George

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    "The Mississippi Delta was shining like a national guitar. I am following the river down the highway, through the cradle of the civil war."

    The imagery on Graceland is beautiful.
     
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  7. cshadows2887

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    I was thinking of this exact passage when I made that post.
     
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  8. George

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    Great minds! It's an extraordinarily evocative verse.
     
  9. George

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    He has a new album coming out called Stranger to Stranger on June 3rd.

    Here's a live performance of Wristband on Jools Holland from yesterday;

     
  10. Aregala

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    bought s/t on vinyl last week and it's hardly left my turntable

    one of my favorite album covers ever too
     
  11. cshadows2887

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    That parka!
     
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  12. Aregala

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    Just so pleasant and inviting! Fits the music perfectly and just makes you want to play it over and over
     
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  13. mattfreaksmeout

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    I listened to Graceland for the first time a while back this year and never really revisited it until last week, and now I've been listening to it so much. Such a great album I can't believe I've neglected it (and Paul Simon as a whole) for so long.
     
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  14. zmtr

    a picture of our torn up praise

    I was right next to the guy recording this.

    Please enjoy this. It reduced me to tears.

     
  15. Wharf Rat

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    Graceland is so incredible man