A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission) (track) by Simon & Garfunkel
From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (track #9)
A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission) appears on the following album(s) by Simon & Garfunkel:
- Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (track #9) (this album) (1966)
- Collected Works (track #32) (compilation) (1981)
- The Complete Albums Collection (track #32) (compilation) (2014)
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@albumceleste the joke obviously went wayyyy over your head lol.
One of the earliest, and funniest, parody songs I've ever heard.
Brilliantly witty and fun track. A great ol' rocker!
You can't not but smile at this. In truth, it's as much a homage as it is a parody, Simon's acceptance of Dylan's importance in popular culture. Still, good for a laugh though.
Trying so hard to be Dylan it's cringeworthy.
Lowest point on the album.
Suena completamente a Bob Dylan, jaja
Including a collage of historical figures about as big as the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Paul Simon does a great Bob Dylan imitation.
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