I Like Glen Campbell

by Shh_ImReading@evpl on Thursday, February 4 2010, 12:32pm. Viewed 1,128 times.

It's not easy for me to say I like Glen Campbell. I don't think people my age are supposed to like Glen Campbell. I guess I've thought for awhile that Rhinestone Cowboy is an alright song if I'm in the mood for old country music. Recently, though, a friend suggested his 2008 CD, Meet Glen Campbell. It's all covers and they're good. To the best of my knowledge none of the ten songs were originally country songs. I think my favorite is Times Like These, which was originally written and recorded by the Foo Fighters. I also enjoy Good Riddance / Time of Your Life (originally by Green Day) and All I Want is You (originally by U2). I have never listened to any one of the original versions of these songs and thought "Wow, wouldn't this be great done as a country song?!", but they are great done as country songs. Even though it's a different style, and probably made with a different goal in mind, it reminds me a little bit of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (written about here by professor.knowsitall@evpl), because it's another example of how well some songs translate from one genre to another. I've enjoyed listening to this from track 1 to track 10 and have been telling friends about it, although they often respond with "Who's Glen Campbell?".


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on Thursday, February 4 2010, 2:15pm

"Like a Rhinestone Cowboy".....I actually remember when Glen had his own TV show.  I just barely remember it, but I do. ;)

gawell@evpl wrote
on Friday, February 5 2010, 12:27pm

"Wichita Lineman" was selected as one of the greatest songs of the 20th century by Mojo magazine in 1997 and by Blender in 2001.


on Friday, February 5 2010, 3:21pm

Kudos to you (and Campbell)...I'll have to try this...just to become familiar with some of these songs...this a real reverse...an old guy doing "new" songs...good trend...