Was Paul Simon trying to recover deeper folk truths? What might he have been looking for?
How far back can you go to get green?:
Deep, Southern Blues were reflected back through mixtures of rock and some English folk:
I imagine somewhere up on a Tennessee mountain, a girl singing a sad, sad song:
Too much shredding? Maybe, but that’s some tone, timing and technique!
You need a guy with near virtuosic talent on his instrument, some feel for composition, and long, long hours to play so faithfully live.
I like the change to the Am chorus at 2:50 or so.
Towards a theme. New-agey and way 80’s yes, but I really like the composition, and the raucous feel beginning at the :32 mark as the drums and bass kick-in:
Why, it’s a like a tapestry of vocal harmonies:
Everything old is new again. It gets positively medieval at 3:20 seconds?:
Who’s writing these things? Just enjoy. You culture has much to teach you if you bother to listen. Stuff gets passed down, you know.
You can’t see (hear) it all from one place.