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