More a whispered legend in Japan than record store ghost story, the album recorded during that March 30th studio session ended up becoming one of most rare LPs in the history of Japanese jazz: Tohru Aizawa Quartet – Tachibana Vol. 1.
Dropping the needle and listening to the entirety of the guitar grinding, drug-fueled fever dream that is Dig Your Own Hole could lead one to consider that Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands – The Chemical Brothers – had recorded the greatest electronic album of the ’90s.
In 1984 Cyndi Lauper achieved what Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith before her had not: she became the first female artist to chart four Top 5 singles off one album. A heady space to occupy considering the size of the craters that musical heavyweights like Tapestry, Blue and Horses had left on the industry the previous decade.
By Christmas 1969, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were tired. Tired of touring, tired of filming a TV special, tired of the grind that recording Bridge Over Troubled Water had become, but mostly, they were tired of each other. Simon felt the partnership was over. So, he did what anyone does after a breakup; he took time out to reassess.