Simon: Better off without Garfunkel?

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Was it a good move to ditch Garfunkel?

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  1. thetank

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    So I've been going through all my music, and "If You'll Be My Bodyguard" by Paul Simon just came on, and it got me thinking.

    Art Garfunkel is a blond afro-sporting dick. Paul Simon is better off without him, and is a musical genius. I will not have a bad word said about the man.

    Thoughts?

    And what about acts you think were better off separated?
     
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  2. used44

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    I honestly like Paul McCartney better without the Beatles. Most of the Beatles songs I like are the McCartney songs.
     
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    Simon did all the writing so of course he was better. Graceland is also an amazing album.

    I think the oposite of used. McCartny couldn't hold a handle to Lennnon. None of his solo albums can measure up to Plastic Ono Band or All Things Must Pass.
     
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  4. MikeyVassallo

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    I saw him two years ago doing a small acoustic show in a black box theater. Paul Simon is amazing.
     
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  5. thetank

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    ZZK, one word: Wings.

    And Mikey, I am the jealous. Yes, I'm only 19, but I have taste. At my work at the moment, we've got the DVD of the Concert in Central Park, from back in '81.

    Oh, man.
     
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    Wings released a couple good albums, but I still don't think any of them held a candle to the two I mentioned.

    I do think Paul Simon is way better than Garfunkle, but I think he was better when they're together.
     
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    Interestingly both Simon, Garfunkle and I belong to the same fraternity. Yeah.

    But I thing Paul was the superior musician. And Wings was a great band,
     
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  8. TheNesMan

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    Simon and Garfunkel > Simon

    As for other bands, I think The Smiths are so much better than Morrissey by himself. I usually think the band is better than the solo career, but look at people like eric clapton and phil collins.
     
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    I think Morrissey is just as good as the Smiths.
    As for other bands/groups, Michael Jackson was better solo. Diana Ross was better solo.
    I can't think of others...
     
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    I can't agree Tankie. While Paul is obviously the better... everything, Art has the hair of the gods.
     
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  11. thetank

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    Damn it, Kaniff, you know as well as I do, it didn't work for Vanilla Ice, just like it didn't work for Garfunkel.

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  12. BlackStar

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    Wait, is Garfunkle that mellow guy who taught us how to paint on PBS?
     
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  13. TheNesMan

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    Really? I like every single one of the smiths ones, the same doesn't apply for morrissey.
     
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    I whole-heartedly agree.
     
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