Saturday, January 29, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 264: Fakin' It

Fakin' It - Simon & Garfunkel (1968)

It's always been a toss up. Which is better: Bookends or Bridge Over Troubled Water? If you ask me tomorrow I will probably say Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's 1970 Swan Song. Today, it's the album before that. Today it is Bookends. Bookends, an album that is 29 minutes and 51 seconds long, without a millimeter of filler. Bookends, which builds on the promise of each consecutive success the duo had experienced.Bookends, the album that introduced the recurring theme to popular music. Bookends, the album that gave us " A Hazy Shade Of Winter", "Punky's Dilemma", "Mrs. Robinson", and today's indisputable classic of angst, frustration and Holden Caulfield levels of hypocrisy. "Fakin' It" didn't chart as high as the other singles from the album, but it rings true with stellar production, brilliant lyrics and the harmonies of angels. I'd love to say they never topped its majesty, but Bridge was on the horizon, with all its arguments for supremacy.There's no clear winner in this short catalog of perfection. Just preferences.

And this is mine..........

.....For today...........

Oddly funky, this one!

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