Would “Bridge Over Troubled Water” have been the same without Paul Simon?

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  1. SecretSquirrel

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    Simon wrote it but Garfunkle owned it. Together they were Great with capital "G"... I never cared for Simon's solo output.
     
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    I never have had a problem separating the man and the music.
    It’s very common to hear of talented artist being a complete jerk.
    Paul Simon could be a horrible person, but that doesn’t take anything from the music.
    I’ve heard of animosity between those two since the beginning, but it didn’t stop them from making some great music.
    Mozart thought Beethoven was a no talent bum:rolleyes::cool:
     
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    Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey?

    How did I miss that?
     
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    I feel a little sympathy for Paul Simon because of his long term relationship and short marriage to the brilliant but difficult Carrie Fisher. I feel more sympathy for Edie Brickell, who has been married to Simon since 1992 and has three children with him.
     
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    I consider listening to their stuff for the first time in the late 70’s/early 80’s as time wasted .

    Part of the “older sibling record collection” sampling that all of us at my high school did.

    When I later heard the Everly Bros for the first time I felt even more foolish...
     
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    This gets all blurred over time, but personally I have listened to some music, ostensibly to get along socially with others and also to get "ideas" as to what did and did not belong in shows my various bands did or planned to do.

    In time, you simply get used to the music and given enough time, I think it is wise to look for and find the beauty in it.

    Is music something we listen to in relative isolation? Or surrounded by clones of ourselves? Or are we interested in the needs and satisfaction of others not like us? I mean, there's some extraordinarily insipid or offensive stuff out there. I prefer to save up my "dislikes" for that "music". Every minute we spend disliking Paul Simon is a minute we should've been stewing with revulsion over a Ray Stevens or Michael Bolton song.
     
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    Man, whenever I try to start a thread like this it gets locked or removed. TGT, you are a genius. I'm not worthy to be on the same thread as you. but I'll still crop dust in your general direction.
     
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    Ehm...
    When Mozart died Beethoven was only twentyone yo...:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    When I learned fingerstyle acoustic playing in my teens s&G was the most accessable fingerstyle songs in Sweden. There was a book with the better songs I could buy.
    Nowdays no one is aware of the trouble we had getting notes or tabs in the 70's or how few books there where on electric guitars.
     
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    I do this, too, especially when listening to Wagner.

    As for Mozart, Beethoven was only 20 or 21 when Mozart died.
     
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    How many hit songs did Artie write ???
    Well, none ... But his singing is more than enough to make up for it ...
     
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    What's funny is that it doesn't seem like Art would lay down for anyone.

    Sidebar - that Edie Brickell song is the worst song I have ever heard.
     
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    You can get used to torture, and look for and find the beauty in it. It doesn’t mean you should.

    There were just a whole raft of late 60s and early 70s records that my class of 82 ran through. The fact that I was at parties where they would put on Simon and Garfunkels greatest hits makes me laugh out loud now.

    We should have been openly jeering that stuff - and just a short time later I was - but jeez Louise I certainly wish some of my first concert experiences were at a small club hearing a punk band rather than in an arena listening to some late 70s classic rock horse****.

    Meh ...ya wake up when ya wake up I guess. Sometimes it can’t be rushed !
     
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    It gets relevant about the 2 minute mark. ;)
     
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    I was going to say "My Little Town", but I checked and it was written by someone else -- Paul Simon :confused:
     
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    Seriously? Paul Simon wrote all their hits. When Art Garfunkel demanded equal pay, they went their separate ways. And Paul Simon had a dozen sucessful solo albums, and Art Garfunkel had none. Enough said?
     
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    ^^^^Nope.

    He’s also wildly eccentric and “walked” across America !

    The wAy he did it makes him a rich weirdball but in an oddly appealing way.

    I don’t think I would have let others know if I did it like that...:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    He did work with John Oates as a successful comedy duo but they look so different most people never heard them. Pity, their harmonies are great .

     
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    When asked about the animosity in The Police Andy Summers cooly replied something in the manner of:
    If you put 3 friendly chaps in the studio nothing ever happens. You need the tension, the constant clawing at each other in order to make great music.

    There is concert footage somewhere on youtube where Andy hits Sting with his tele for entering his side of the stage
     
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