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Paul Simon: There Goes Rhymin’ Simon

Review by Charlie Gillett, Let It Rock, August 1973

Paul: middle class rock, O.K.? ...

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Paul Simon: Now They All Want Paul Simon Songs!

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, April 1966

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT influence in popular music today, since the emergence of that well-known Lennon-McCartney firm, seems to be the mini-sized music-maker Paul Simon, who ...

Paul Simon: 'I Thought I Was a Has-Been at 19'

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, April 1966

PAUL SIMON is the composer of 21 songs, most of which have been put to work for him very profitably. ...

Inside The Mind of Paul Simon (part 1)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1967

A LOT OF readers have been asking for an interview with Simon and Garfunkel. After much difficulty in tracing them down (it was impossible to ...

Inside The Mind of Paul Simon (part 2)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1967

Last month, Paul Simon commented on current singers, songs and his own songwriting. He gets into it again this time along with a dash of ...

Paul Simon

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Rolling Stone, May 1970

PAUL SIMON arrived wearing a blue loden coat with the hood pulled up. Beneath it he had on black trousers and a black shirt. He ...

Paul Simon: There Goes Rhymin' Simon (CBS)

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, May 1973

LISTENING TO an album twice through the No. 1 studio sound system at CBS is not the best way to hear a new set. Nor ...

Paul Simon

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, May 1973

There Goes Rhymin’ Simon is the title of Paul Simon’s new solo album, and last week he was in New York to talk about the ...

Paul Simon: Not So Simple Simon

Essay by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, June 1974

Dave Laing surveys Paul Simon's ten years in music ...

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, October 1975

INSTANT OPINION: BLOOD On The Tracks apart, Still Crazy is the best album you're likely to hear all year. ...

Paul Simon: Palladium, London

Live Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, December 1975

LAST TIME PAUL Simon toured in Summer '73, he used a South American group, Urubamba, and an American gospel quartet, the Jessy Dixon Singers (Jessy ...

Paul Simon: London Palladium

Live Review by Penny Valentine, Street Life, January 1976

PAUL SIMON is small and neat and nervous. His songs reflect him perfectly. They are small and neat and edgy. Paul Simon delivers his songs ...

Paul Simon

Interview by Bruce Pollock, Playboy, 1980

PLAYBOY: Did Mrs. Garfunkel ever think of you as a bad influence on her son? ...

Paul Simon: One Trick Pony

Review by Roy Trakin, Musician, November 1980

"YES, THE BOY'S got a voice/But his words don't connect to his eyes," sings Paul Simon, and I couldn't describe the problem with One Trick ...

Paul Simon: Hearts And Bones

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1984

ON HEARTS AND BONES, Paul Simon turns the basic philosophical pop question inside out. Instead of "Why do fools fall in love?" (or its variation, ...

Paul Simon: Graceland (Warner Brothers)***

Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, September 1986

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE ...

Paul Simon: Graceland

Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, September 1986

OF COURSE Paul Simon has always been blessed with a remarkable facility for penning eminently hummable melodies, but since the heyday of his association with ...

Paul Simon: Graceland (Warner Bros.)

Review by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, November 1986

Graceland is a pilgrimage. On the title track the singer heads for the Presley estate in Memphis, filled with faith, trailed by doubt, led by ...

Paul Simon: Still Mbaqanga After All These Years

Interview by R.J. Smith, Spin, January 1987

For 20 years, Paul Simon whined and kvetched about the same things. Then he went to Africa and finally had fun. But he broke the ...

Paul Simon: The Boy in the Boycott

Report by Terry Staunton, Mark Sinker, New Musical Express, April 1987

Is PAUL SIMON "a genius and a loathsome coward"? Does the lack of anti-apartheid statements on Graceland amount to condonation of Botha's regime? Or has ...

Paul Simon: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, April 1987

LET'S NOT beat about the bush. This is a celebration of black South African music with an anti-apartheid spirit mixed into its magic. And it ...

Paul Simon: Spirit Voices Vol. I

Interview by Paul Zollo, SongTalk, 1990

"There is a girl in New York City Who calls herself the human trampoline And sometimes when I'm falling, flying or tumbling in turmoil I ...

Paul Simon: Spirit Voices Vol. II

Interview by Paul Zollo, SongTalk, 1990

"Some stories are magical Meant to be sung Songs from the mouth of the river When the world was young And all of these spirit ...

Paul Simon: The Rhythm of the Saints

Review by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, November 1990

AFTER WORLD WAR I, Kenya became a refuge for rich, spoiled British expatriates who had dishonored their family name or provoked scandal – enough anyway ...

Paul Simon: The Rhythm Of The Saints

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 1990

IN THE CHARTS The Rhythm Of The Saints has already proved itself an apt follow-up to Graceland with 'The Obvious Child' a sizable hit single ...

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

Interview by 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, ...

Paul Simon: Simon Reports Back To Base

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, May 1991

PAUL SIMON'S management company has one client: Paul Simon. Based in Broadway's legendary Brill Building (where Simon and Garfunkel first attempted to sell their songs ...

Paul Simon: Concert In the Park

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, January 1992

TEN YEARS after Simon And Garfunkel crowned their short-lived reunion with a concert in Central Park, Paul Simon returned solo to claim the patch as ...

Paul Simon: Graceland; Warner Bros 925447-2, Released September 1986

Review by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, 1997

IN THE SUMMER of 1984, as he faced the problem of furthering a critically successful but commercially waning career, Paul Simon received a gift from ...

Paul Simon: Life After The Capeman

Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, November 2000

PAUL SIMON AND I are alone in a large, dim, empty room in a Manhattan rehearsal complex and he’s zippered up to his throat, ever-present ...

Paul Simon: Still Crazy?

Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, November 2000

PAUL SIMON and I are alone in a large, dim, empty room in a Manhattan rehearsal complex and he’s zippered up to his throat, ever-present ...

Paul Simon: You're the One (Warner Bros.)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Village Voice, The, November 2000

PAUL SIMON has an image you wouldn't wish on a real estate developer. ...

Paul Simon: Bloomsbury Theatre, London; Allen Toussaint: Bush Hall, London

Live Review by Mark Pringle, Rock's Backpages, June 2006

LET'S LOOK at what Paul Simon and Allen Toussaint share. They both wrote songs that helped shape this thing of ours, this culture we've shared ...

Surprise Surprise: Paul Simon

Interview by Bill DeMain, Performing Songwriter, September 2006

"THE TRUTH is flexible and complex," says Paul Simon. On the eleven songs that make up his latest album Surprise, the legendary songwriter sizes up ...

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