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Today's Artists Ought To Reappraise Fogerty, McCartney

There are 9 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 31, 2008, titled Today's Artists Ought To Reappraise Fogerty, McCartney. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

When Paul Simon sang, "Every generation sends a hero up the pop charts," he wasn't kidding.

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Since: Dec 07

East Hartford

#1 Dec 31, 2008
Springsteen "supposedly jingoistic"? Who was ever dense enough to "suppose" this? Other than certain Republicans, that is, who wanted to adopt "Born in the USA" as a campaign anthem... until they actually listened to it...
Brett

Olympia, WA

#2 Jan 1, 2009
I think McCartney was already reappraised some time ago. For a while Lennon was crowned as the "true talent" of the Beatles in the wake of his death, but I would venture to say that most people have gotten over that nonsense and given Paul his due. I know that Paul's early lo-fi solo albums have been influential to the indie scene in recent years. Carl Newman has been open in stating that Wings is a big influence on the New Pornographers' music, for example. You can also hear a not-so-subtle McCartney influence in the Shins' music. Of course there are a few idiots still out there who continue to worship Lennon at the expense of McCartney, but their numbers have dwindled over the years.(I'm not denigrating Lennon, by the way. I think they're both equally great.)
Terry Moran

Miami Beach, FL

#3 Jan 1, 2009
Your last sentence was terminally stupid. A Billy Joel revival is EXACTLY what we need. It's called music..... Remember that ?
Steven

AOL

#4 Jan 2, 2009
Paul Mccartney has does it all !! Listen to Band on the Run the best solo album by any ex-Beatles..And still the worlds greatest bass player ..
Music Fan

Lexington, KY

#5 Jan 2, 2009
The Hartford Courant should reappraise its employees or contractors, such as the author of this article.

The title of the article is "Today's Artists Ought To Reappraise Fogerty, McCartney" and consists of opinionated statemens about different artists, presented as "facts" and lacks any coherent direction that supports the article's title or any meaningful insight.

Referring to Simon Garfunkel's statement that "Every generation sends a hero up the pop charts," the author writes that "What he didn't mention is that, a generation or two later, those same heroes sometimes get a second chance... a shot at redemption," thanks to a reappraisal from young artists."

Hugh? A second chance? Redemption? The ongoing success of artists is because "young artists" who have "reappraised" them? Are all of the people who have bought Garfunkel's records, or Springsteen's records, or McCartney's records "young artists?" And who are these "young artists?" What is meant by "reappraise?"

The author of this article says that "McCartney has long struggled against a reputation for being safe and predictable."

This is so stupid and such poor writing. What facts, evidence are offered to support this? None. How has McCartney "struggled?"

This writing is such garbage. It is appalling that a newspaper publishes meaningless dribble like this.
Dodd Delauro

Shelton, CT

#6 Jan 2, 2009
Band on the Run is excellent. Yes, music is subjective. But I think alot of music fans might think that "All Things Must Pass" by George Harrison is the best solo Beatles effort.
Billy

Southington, CT

#7 Jan 2, 2009
Not so good with the reading comprehension, eh Music Fan?

First, this is a critical essay, which means it's based on the writer's point of view. Second, his point was obviously that classic rockers continue to influence the musicians coming up behind them, sometimes decades later, while suggesting a couple who might be useful inspirations.

If classic rock is all you listen to, maybe that doesn't make sense to you. Still, it's no use getting offended over nothing.
Music Fan wrote:
The Hartford Courant should reappraise its employees or contractors, such as the author of this article.
The title of the article is "Today's Artists Ought To Reappraise Fogerty, McCartney" and consists of opinionated statemens about different artists, presented as "facts" and lacks any coherent direction that supports the article's title or any meaningful insight.
Referring to Simon Garfunkel's statement that "Every generation sends a hero up the pop charts," the author writes that "What he didn't mention is that, a generation or two later, those same heroes sometimes get a second chance... a shot at redemption," thanks to a reappraisal from young artists."
Hugh? A second chance? Redemption? The ongoing success of artists is because "young artists" who have "reappraised" them? Are all of the people who have bought Garfunkel's records, or Springsteen's records, or McCartney's records "young artists?" And who are these "young artists?" What is meant by "reappraise?"
The author of this article says that "McCartney has long struggled against a reputation for being safe and predictable."
This is so stupid and such poor writing. What facts, evidence are offered to support this? None. How has McCartney "struggled?"
This writing is such garbage. It is appalling that a newspaper publishes meaningless dribble like this.
Kevin McCloud

Fresno, CA

#8 Jan 2, 2009
I think if Paul took off 5 or 6 years between records like John or George did his music would be appreciated more . Mccartney, Ram, Band on the run are just chocked full of great songs and musicianship.But Paul does`nt get the same praise that Lennon and Harrison get .Perhaps it`s because he`s still alive. All things must pass got elevated to classic status after George passed away. But its full of depressing slow songs and very little rock and roll and apple jam is all filler . Is`nt it a pity is a great tune though.Does anyone remember crackerbox palace ?? awful..Lennon got the god award after he was murdered but people forget he made some really bad records like sometime in new york ,mind games (great title song) walls and bridges ,rock n roll . But since he`s gone no one mentions that.It`s really sad that Paul wont be fully appreciated til he`s not with us any more.
Evan

Clarksville, TN

#9 May 29, 2009
cool Paul Simon is the best

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