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Interesting. We may have hit upon an obvious but subtle faultline here. I was astonished to see the record described here by intelligent music lovers as "dull". Over-polished, yes, in some senses ridiculous in the incongruity of the lyrics with the music, but surely a record with such sublime musicianship as "Graceland" could not be dull. And then I realised, you make your evaluations almost entirely upon the quality of the songs. I make mine almost entirely on the quality of the musicianship. This explains much. Sorry if this is blindingly obvious but I've only just thought of it.
Ah but "the quality of the musicianship" doesn't just mean people who play really well. That would be dull. It can also mean people who play really badly.
Gordon Neill wrote: my favourite CD is still John Lennon's "Plastic Ono Band" (and, for that matter, why Lennon is my favourite singer)
stems from a 1970 party that Simon hosted with his wife, Peggy Harper. Simon's friend, the composer Stanley Silverman, brought along another composer named Pierre Boulez, and when he made his exit, Boulez called Simon "Al" and his wife "Betty." Boulez was French, and he wasn't being rude - it was just his interpretation of what he heard - Paul=Al Peggy=Betty.
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