Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 76

Harry Chapin- Verities & Balderdash

Three questions I was wondering to myself about Harry Chapin before I started writing this was 1) Is he Mary Chapin Carpenter's father? 2) is this a greatest hits album? And 3) Is he still alive?

That's how little I know about Harry Chapin.

This is another album I got out of a Half Price grab bag and kept it for "Cats In The Cradle". I always thought that song ruled. Younger Bobby thought that that was a Cat Stevens song. Those two are a bit similar though eh?

Now that I've researched Harry Chapin while listening to this record, I can tell you that 1) No he's not. 2) No, it's not. And 3) No, he's not. He died in a car accident in 1981 at only 38.

So I'm hearing some really good tunes on this album. Besides, "Cats in the Cradle", I really dug "I Wanna Learn A Love Song". Which makes me wonder: since he's dead and all and has a pretty big catalog, why hasn't he gotten similar treatment like Nick Drake has? I can easily hear some of these tunes on a soundtrack or a commercial. Maybe he has and I just haven't been paying attention or thought it was Cat Stevens. Ha!

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