Paul Simon is coming to Denver and we couldn’t be more excited. So this week, we decided to dedicate our Throwback Thursday to his first single off of Graceland, You Can Call Me Al (my personal theme song). Released in 1986, this track has been interpreted as a man going through a mid-life crisis. The entire Graceland album was inspired by Simon’s trip to South Africa, as depicted in the third verse:
A man walks down the street, It’s a street in a strange world, Maybe it’s the Third World, Maybe it’s his first time around.
He looks around, around, He sees angels in the architecture, Spinning in infinity, He says Amen! and Hallelujah!
Allison Cohn loves gold spray paint and nonsense. She also has a very difficult time sitting still and keeping quiet. She can often be found dancing like a fool when she isn’t hiding out in her mountain lair or gallivanting around the globe. Allison is 303 Magazine’s Music Desk Editor, specializing in jam bands, funk, bluegrass, and all things bizarre and avant-garde. If you have something intriguing to share, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.