Friday, March 20, 2009

Green: Mixed Greens

Simon and Garfunkle: The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine


Simon and Garfunkle are known for some wonderful songs, with poetic titles like The Sounds of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. But look at the track listings of the original albums, and you quickly realize one thing: it was the sixties, man. The title of this selection is a perfect example.

XTC: Green Man


XTC disappeared for seven years, before regrouping and releasing Apple Venus Volume 1 in 1999. After a second volume in 2000, the band broke up for good. Green Man shows that the breakup was not about any lack of musical inspiration.

Ian Siegal: Stranger Than a Green Dog


The sixties saw an outpouring of fine British blues musicians. The emergence of Ian Siegal in recent years shows that the Britain continues to produce fine blues musicians to this day. They just aren’t as fashionable as they once were.

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