Posted: Mar 20, 2007 9:31 pm
I think of glen more as an outsider and, simultaneously, a fixer, a cross between jimmy dale G's outside convention stance and keitel's character in Pulp Fiction: he was with the monkees and BB but many many more: I think he can be found on some Phil S sides and certainly with some lee Hazelwood/ Nancy S things, miniature gems all. but I think rockers hazily remember him for atrocious rhinestone the most and that would be a huge mistake: that's like summing up rod the nod's career with his pink disco pants period or saying gee jagger is no Motown singer. gee we all make mistakes—I married this motherfucker named mindy. so? that Galveston song tears me up too but his Wichita L is the saddest song I know—yes it's sad by everyone—thank you mr why am I not in the fucking hall of fame jimmy webb and that idiot billy joel is—but Campbell's version is the loneliest, the most wind swept and barren of connected spaces. his solo LPs from the late 60's—I have 4?—are all good, real good. in retrospect, he's sort of a Dwight yoakum character, just without the songwriting chops.
I'd rather date a bush daughter or marry mindy again or see the Yankees win a world series than listen to one GD moment of Kenny rogers.