Sunday, March 15, 2009

Remembering Mojo Music Part 5

Mojo Music slowly got into new vinyl, and by the end there, they had a decent selection. Their used vinyl selection was enormous with really bad quality control and like 20 copies of each Eagles record. Sometimes they had good stuff, and on one occasion I bought Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel.

Parsley has a pretty good reputation in S & G's catalog, but it's no Bookends and no Bridge Over Troubled Water. For some reason, I always felt protective of Parsley and I've defended it before from naysayers and skeptics. "Cloudy" is pleasant rainy mood music. "The Dangling Conversation" is the same. Actually, pretty much all the good songs on the record work well in the fall and during rainy seasons. There are some stinkers, like the 60s-tastic and embarrassing "Simple Delsutory." Nevertheless, Parsley is a good record and perhaps my favorite S & G.

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