#FastSong 127: Hazy Shade Of Winter by Simon & Garfunkel.

I don’t know what it looks out outside where you are but here in downtown Toronto I can’t think of a better, more poetic description for today.  Everything is kind of silver and still, and we’re getting that heavy feeling of being beaten down by winter and retreating to a happy place in our minds..

I was this close to featuring The Bangles version (sorry I’m an 80s kid) but I actually prefer the groove on the original.  What’s particularly cool about it is that S&G basically just transplanted the drums and tambourine groove from The Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction onto the track, which totally works even though the mood of the song really couldn’t be much different.

Hey just for fun, why not tweet me a photo of what winter looks like where you are?  Happy sad, silvery Wednesday.

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5 Responses to #FastSong 127: Hazy Shade Of Winter by Simon & Garfunkel.

  1. Drew says:

    I’m embarrassed to say the first time I heard this song was the Bangles cover. I remember reading that they cut the “drinking vodka and lime” line and then sent a case of vodka and lime to Simon and Garfunkel as an apology. They had more to apologize for.

  2. SJB says:

    It”s no Bangles, but not bad.

  3. Steve Diguer says:

    I honestly struggled with this one. I wanted to like the Bangles more. Their harmonies are great but the whole thing is a little lifeless.

  4. JulieZ says:

    Yeah, I heard it from the Bangles first, too. It’s always weird when you hear a cover first and THEN the original.

  5. Pablito says:

    One of my all-time favorite songwriters- what an era to
    be a player, artist and songwriter!

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