On Why The Re-Released “Exile On Main Street” Won’t Be Tulip Frenzy’s Album Of The Year

There’s no question that the remastered Exile On Main Street, with its incredible unearthing of songs long presumed buried in Villefranche-sur-Mer, was the album we most anticipated, and it’s possible that “Plundered My Soul” was the best song released by any band other than Chappo.  It may well have been the music event of 2010.  And with those new tracks, it could even qualify as a “new” album.

But two years ago, when Dylan’s magisterial Tell Tale Signs was released with a few “new” songs but mostly rearrangements of songs that had been released earlier, we were moved to declare it #1 on Tulip Frenzy’s Top Ten List for 2008.  After all, we reckoned, when the history of 2008 is written, the release of Tell Tale Signs will be considered its landmark musical achievement.  And yet, in so doing, we screwed others.  We specifically screwed Kelley Stoltz, whose Circular Sounds, but for Dylan’s re-release, would have captured the top slot, going away.

And so we take this stand: we won’t list Exile as 2010’s top album, because in actuality it was 1972’s top album, and would have been so designated then by Tulip Frenzy if the gang hadn’t been more concerned with, like, passing Algebra 1 than publishing a blog.  This will offer justice to those young pups who deserve to be known as the makers of the Tulip Frenzy #1 Top Album of 2010.  We know who they are.  They are, for the record, younger than Mick’n’Keith, who while not quite needing walkers, certainly don’t need any more accolades than they get already.

2 Responses to “On Why The Re-Released “Exile On Main Street” Won’t Be Tulip Frenzy’s Album Of The Year”

  1. Alas, I know we listened to Exile on Main Street more than we studied Algebra 1.

    • johnbuckley100 Says:

      I don’t know what you’re talking about; I studied Algebra 1 all that school year and was so diligent, I think I had to study it with a tutor the following summer.

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