It was fun to watch Searching for Sugarman with Linda, because she didn't know the story. I kept watching her out of the corner of my eyes.
SPOILERS -- Implied.
She immediately bought both albums and has been listening to them ever since. She likes 'story' songs, so he's right up her alley.
He does improve with time -- I found him about six months ago, listened to him for about a week. Coming back to it, they don't grow old, but seem to gain added depth.
Nevertheless, it's pretty silly to compare him to Dylan, for instance. Dylan and the Beatles are the pantheon to me, and everyone else are mere mortals.
I mean, he didn't deserve to be dismissed the way he was -- but his music is certainly getting recognition now.
Suppose he'd had huge success back then -- he'd probably be nothing but a nostalgia act now. Not that having a little money and recognition would have been so bad. Still, this is one of those times when deprivation actually did seem to add character.
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