Thursday, January 04, 2007

She Never Moved So I Just Whispered Goodbye. She Reminded Me Of You When You Cry. And I Didn't Mean To Make You Cry.

I lament Michael Penn's decline in mainstream popularity. I really do. After the phenomenal success of his debut album March, it seemed like Mr. Penn slowly spiraled out of the public's conciousness. And it's a shame really. Over the years he's steadily put out one stellar album after another, started scoring movies, and began touring with his equally talented wife. So if people choose to remember him for his only hit No Myth then so be it. There are worse ways to be remembered. Expertly produced by studio whiz Tony Berg (Squeeze, P.I.L., Aimee Mann,) Penn crafted an undeniably catchy album that saw his Dylan-esque lyrics and velvety smooth vocals beautifully paired with tight, polished tracks. If this is uncharted territory for you, use these songs as a starting point into the visceral world of Michael Penn. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Michael Penn: No Myth

Michael Penn: This & That

Michael Penn: Innocent One

Michael Penn: Brave New World


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you visited ? Don't underestimate the fan base of the awesome Mr. Penn :-). A fine group of them just released a tribute CD in fact. He's well loved and respected by quite a few. Of course, not as many as we all would hope, but keep spreading the word. He's one of the best.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'm glad to see MP getting the respect that he deserves from his loyal fan base. I just would rather hear him on the radio instead of Nickleback, y'know??

10:09 AM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

"Lucky One" from MP4 is pretty darn amazing.

10:55 AM  

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