classic. he makes me sad and nostalgic in a way that I don't think any other singer consistently does.
― Poliopolice, Monday, 21 January 2013 00:32 (eight years ago) link
just turn up the cat stevens and long for the days before bill gates put so many good polio policemen out of work
― Rihanna Tootysalsafroyo (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 21 January 2013 01:05 (eight years ago) link
The first cut is the deepest is a great song, could've been a motown single.
― Moka, Saturday, 9 February 2013 20:49 (eight years ago) link
A letter from him was published in the Toronto Star the other day. Didn't read the piece that prompted it.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:44 (seven years ago) link
'Matthew & Son' is one of the most unheralded influences on British new wave, I think. The piano lick/chorus (lyrics aside) is something that Gary Numan could have come up with in the late '70s/early '80s. The middle-eight recalls the pre-chorus in Tears For Fears' 'Mad World'!
― You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Thursday, 8 January 2015 04:12 (six years ago) link
BABY I KNOW
― brimstead, Thursday, 9 September 2021 22:43 (three months ago) link
“Sitting” is such an odd song, it almost reaches the intensity of those John Cale songs where he loses his shit a couple minutes in. And yet he ends a bunch of lines with this vague, half-hearted “or so”/“or something.” Weird songwriting choice!
― JoeStork, Thursday, 9 September 2021 23:11 (three months ago) link