Art Garfunkel gets overserious in these weird outtakes

Art Garfunkel gets overserious in these weird outtakes

Don't call him Al

Art Garfunkel may have been the airy counterpoint to Paul Simon's coffee-house philosophizing, but anyone who's seen his performances in Carnal Knowledge and Bad Timing knows the dude has a serious dark side. This compilation of between-takes studio chatter — undated, but possibly captured during the sessions for 2007's Some Enchanted Evening, assuming "Randy" refers to keyboardist Randy Kerber — finds the frizzy-haired folkie pelting his long-suffering producer with such gems as "Distaste for the song is what I feel" and "You've gone to the very thing I love and said, 'Let me erase the thing you love.' My answer is, 'Please, let me keep the thing I like.'" If you've always wanted to hear Garfunkel hold forth on his "natural rock sensibility," click away.

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