Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Listening Post



It's a handful of very special pieces of music that can truly be considered timeless -- and this is one of them. Beautiful, melancholic and everyman evocative in a way that few other songs are, Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman -- written by the great Jimmy Webb -- is a masterpiece in every sense of the word, easily standing as one of America's greatest contributions to popular music.

Here's Glen Campbell performing it with Stone Temple Pilots.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to know the backstory to this video. Did STP approach Glen Campbell or vice versa? How long ago was this?

Thanks for sharing, Chez.

Chez said...

Don't know how it came together but it was for the DVD version of STP's Thank You album.

firedmyass said...

Agree wholeheartedly on the timeless awesomeness of this song. Check out Maria McKee's achingly beautiful live (bootleg) version of this if you get a chance.

Stephen said...

I have been a fan of his since i could walk. My dad used to play his records for us. This makes me sad considering his current state. If you haven't heard any of Ghost on the Canvas, give it a spin.

Sheeeeeit said...

He came through Milwaukee a few months back. I wanted to go so bad, but I knew I would cry through the entire show. I am an ugly crier.