Song of the Day #633: ‘The Vampires’ – Paul Simon

The Rhythm of the Saints marked the end of Paul Simon’s incredible comeback. After his first few solo albums were lavished with praise and hit singles, he hit a slump that several years, only to reinvent himself with his two finest albums. So then what?

A seven year wait, that’s what. I used to whine on a regular basis during that time about how long it had been since Simon had released his last album. Where was the next Saints or Graceland? What was the man doing with his time? Marrying Edie Brickell and having three kids, as it turns out, which must not have left much time for music.

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