Memphis Industries MI068S: 17th July 2006
1. Paul Simon
“I’m so burnt out, I’m a shell now, it’s the worst of lows, it’s the first to go, it’s the last to come back, when the sun melts the snow”
2. The Plight Of The Flightless Bird
“Hey did you ever know that years are just slippery numbers, and that I still get chills when I hear Paul sing ‘Golden Slumbers'”
‘Paul Simon’ isn’t about the man himself, it’s more about recreating the glorious Brass sound of his finest moment ‘You Can Call Me Al’. Almost hidden beneath the triumphant sound are some truly brilliant and quite dark lyrics. ‘The Plight Of The Flightless Bird’ starts off like The Beach Boys before morphing into The Postal Service. Once again the lyrics are fantastic.
‘Paul Simon’ is taken from their new compilation ‘Me Myself & Rye: An Introduction To The Russian Futurists’ and ‘The Plight Of The Flightless Bird’ is from an earlier album. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this brilliant Canadian band before… well, better late than never.