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Paul Simon: Across The Tracks: The Rhythm of the Saints

Gavin Martin, Vox, December 1990

'Obvious Child'

"I THOUGHT IF anything was going to be a single it would be that. I thought that as soon as we recorded the drums, long before the song existed. The drums had that sound that was vaguely reminiscent of '50s New Orleans music. I just thought it was easier to have a song that was a hit if it had a drum that had a backbeat.

 

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