I’m sure it’s no surprise that Glen Campbell is an artist well before my time. Well before your time, young, nubile readers. Time be damned, because old Glen has decided to release a brand new album next month titled, ironically enough, Meet Glen Campbell.
Popular back in the 60s, Campbell’s latest recorded endeavor is an unfortunate attempt at achieving relevancy well past his time. In his day, Campbell played alongside Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Nat King Cole. It may be unfair to dredge up names of his deceased peers, but it’s less fair for the elderly crooner to hop a ride on the coattails of far more contemporary rockers like The Foo Fighters, Green Day and Travis (yep, that one song you know by them).
“I really like all of the songs and I had a great time recording them. While I didn’t write these songs, this sounds like a Glen Campbell album, which is important to me,” says Campbell.
Be that as is may, Glen, you’ve had your hits, made your millions and have been inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Take it easy, old man. While the royalty checks may not be as fat as they used to, taking a banjo to and upping the tempo of “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” is not the answer.
Conversely, if you think Campbell is onto something, look for Meet Glen Campbell out August 19th on Capitol Records.
01. Sing [Travis] :: stream
02. Walls [Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers]
03. Angel Dream [Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers]
04. Times Like These [Foo Fighters]
05. These Days [Jackson Browne]
06. Sadly Beautiful [The Replacements]
07. All I Want Is You [U2]
08. Jesus [Velvet Underground]
09. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) [Green Day]
10. Grow Old With Me [John Lennon]