Wednesday, June 30, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 54: Wichita Lineman

Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell (1968)

Every song Jimmy Webb wrote for Glen Campbell is a stone classic of melody, lyric and production. I am giving the edge here to Wichita because of the unique sounds of the wire, the loneliness that permeates even stronger than in "Galveston" or "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and the everyman scope that made this song a deserving smash. Listen to it again, and see how much, like a fine wine, it has aged.

And then Johnny touches! That man could cover the phone book and make it his!

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