Simon and Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme - 1966
This is probably my favorite Simon and Garfunkel
album because of two songs. All the songs on it
are great, bu the two that just really stand out
and make the whole album perfect are
'Scarborough Fair/Canticle' and
'A Simple Desultory Philipic'.
Canticle is really trippy and is pretty much
two completely different sets of lyrics
being song at once with some really creepy music.
It's hard to explain, but you just have to
hear it at least once! A Simple Desultory Philipic
is totally ripping off of Dylan so much
that they even joke about it a little in the song
and I personally find it pretty hilarious, heh.
Simon and Garfunkel summed up
exactly what they were when they sang
the lyrics "A poet and a one man band".
Their lyrics are poetry! That's what set them
so far apart from many of the folk musicians
playing during the same era as them.
This is another folk album that you don't
really have to be into folk to enjoy,
so check it out and pass it around to
all of your friends!
1. Scarborough Fair/Canticle - 3:14
2. Patterns - 2:49
3. Cloudy - 2:25
4. Homeward Bound - 2:33
5. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine - 2:51
6. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 1:58
7. The Dangling Conversation - 2:42
8. Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall - 2:14
9. A Simple Desultory Philipic
(or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission) - 2:23
10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her - 2:09
11. A Poem On The Underground Wall - 1:57
12. 7 o'Clock News/Silent Night - 2:12
13. Patterns (Demo) - 2:56
14. A Poem On The Underground Wall (Demo) - 1:51