Label: Elektra - ELK 52 089 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic, Country Rock
Listening to Living Room I Wonder What Would Happen To This World - Harry Chapin - Living Room Suite today, you'd never know that it marked the commercial nadir of Harry Chapin 's career -- the songs have such touching and startling intimacy, and are so beautifully produced that it's just a damn imposing record, just in the listening. Coming at the tail-end of the second disco boom, the cresting of punk, and the full flourishing of power pop, however, it got buried.
When he opened up his heart on "Jenny," it was a phenomenally personal moment, but that wasn't the kind of love song that was selling in ; "Poor Come Sta, La Luna - Can - Soon Over Babaluma Fool" was a wonderful song as well, with a glorious sound, but in tone and sound it was a million miles from "My Sharona"; "Flowers Are Red" was a startling ode to non-conformity, a subject much too serious for a pop record at the end of the John The Gun - Fairport Convention - Fairport Live Convention and "Dancin' Boy" and "I Wonder What Would Happen to This World," with their bluesy and gospel sounds, respectively, were even farther from what radio stations were playing.
Of course, the very attributes that made Living Room Suite seem so dated in that neither of its singles charted make it seem completely timeless and enduring today, as a body of music and a personal statement.
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