Thursday, November 23, 2006

Its quite a pity, actually, that there are very few that have heard and liked Neil Diamond. I thought he was brilliant in small flashes. A brilliant songwriter, one of the few to make pop music still okay-cool.

Personal Favourites:
Forever in Blues Jeans
Solitary Man
Brooklyn Roads
Both Sides Now
Beautiful Noise
Sweet Caroline
Song Sung Blue
I Am... I Said


Blogger InExile said...

the other day i watched a diamond concert ! he's so old now but still in better shaope than ozzy ! nnetheless his vibrato is still in place !

6:12 PM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger Dhrupad said...

But now it's just another show
leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away
ditto that man, ditto that.!!

9:15 PM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger Artful Badger said...

My dad has a collection of Neil Diamond. I haven't much of him actually. Kind of hard to come across his music.

11:57 PM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger whitelight said...

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9:47 AM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger whitelight said...

How do you define pop music? Or rock music for that matter.

It is sad that pop music is always associated with stuff like Pussycat Dolls, Backstreet Boys..etc

9:48 AM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger jerry said...

inexile: Dude, he's there and not there. That's how it goes, you know, with him.

dhrupad: ditto.

artful: I can understand man, its not bad, that's all.

whitelight: that music should actually be called pansy, it makes it just so much better, naa?

1:11 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger whitelight said...

some of the best records ever made have been out and out pop.

1:28 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger mizfit said...

i'm surprised that u know abt Neil Diamonds...i thot i was only person who knew abt him and still sings 'Song sung blue'...u were ryt. it's a pity not too many ppl know abt him

2:22 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger jerry said...

whitelight: was just talking to my Old Man, who gave me the Stones, Velvet and others, about this whole pop thing. The Beatles were one. Backstreet Boys and N'Sync are just synth shit, like what are the chances yo would wear synthetic shirts?

mizfit: I'll be what I am, a solitray man. ;)

3:08 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger whitelight said...

The Beatles were an out and out pop band. So were the Stones, Beach Boys, Bowie, Oasis and Blur. It all depends on the treatment. I have never believed in musical genres by the way. This whole concept of pop and rock. How the fuck do you differentiate the two?

Almost all of the best shit that came out of the 80's was pure conventional synth pop. Prince for that matter. And he has made some of the best albums you can ever come across.

3:53 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger jerry said...

true, all true whitelight...!

4:49 PM, November 24, 2006  

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