The next song in the Music Library Project was found by reading my good friend’s music blog so I have reblogged his article here. What entails the ‘Music Library Project’?
As Max (Badfinger) attests, Marshall Crenshaw’s Cynical Girl is the perfect Friday Powerpop song. I must listen to Crenshaw’s debut album since Max and ‘Hanspostcards‘ couldn’t have written more highly of it. Cheers.
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It doesn’t get much better than this. This song was off his self-titled debut album Marshall Crenshaw that peaked at #50 on the Billboard album charts in 1982. Marshall only had one chart hit and that was with Someday, Someway off of this same album…it just shows that life isn’t fair at times. Every song is good on this album…you cannot say that about most albums.
Songs like this… is the reason I do this on Fridays.
Marshall Crenshaw on the song: ‘Cynical Girl’ sounds like it just came off the top of my head in one pass; that’s probably what happened. Quite a few of my songs are like that: I just start singing and playing without any advance thought. But then, with ‘Cynical Girl’ and so many others, the words take time to arrive. I asked another person to take a crack at it first but the guy…
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Marshall is great and he deserved much more publicity than he got.
I have to hear more from him.
He’s good. Max knows a thing or two.
That is true. We are in a good circle.