Same as the old tunes

Brian J. dubs it Sudden Music Liking Syndrome:

This struck me today, as I heard the second song by The Who on the radio in two days (“Teenage Wasteland” today, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” yesterday) and decided, hey, maybe I ought to get an album by these guys.

Obviously the album to get is Who’s Next, which opens with “Baba O’Riley” (aka “Teenage Wasteland”) and closes with “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

This phenomenon is not entirely unheard of, even among those of us whose musical tastes are alleged to have matured: there is no shortage of acts I couldn’t stand in days gone by whose recordings I now actively seek out. (Think Eagles, though I still draw the line at “Hotel California.”) On the other hand, if I never hear another Paul Simon song, it will be too soon.

3 comments

  1. Mel »

    9 April 2011 · 10:46 pm

    >> On the other hand, if I never hear another Paul Simon song, it will be too soon.

    What if you call him Al?

  2. CGHill »

    9 April 2011 · 11:29 pm

    Then he’ll call me Betty, and that simply won’t do.

  3. Ellen Smith »

    10 April 2011 · 1:40 pm

    I can’t believe Mel really never wants to hear a Paul Simon song again.

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