Published On: Mon, May 25th, 2015

Art Garfunkel Slams Paul Simon: “I created a Monster”

You remember Art Garfunkel, don't you? He was that guy with the big hair who sat next to Paul Simon in concerts back in the 1960's.

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Art Garfunkel has come out swinging against his former singing partner Paul Simon in an interview with the Telegraph.

You remember Art Garfunkel, don’t you? He was that guy with the big hair who sat next to Paul Simon in concerts back in the 1958’s. Simon wrote all the music and the lyrics for all of Simon and Garfunkel’s sons, including “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” which Garfunkel sang solo.

During the whole interview, Garfunkel, now 73, came off as a pompous jerk. He does, however, admit to being a misanthrope at one point.

On the break up “It was very strange. Nothing I would have done. I want to open up about this. I don’t want to say any anti Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory and walk away from it instead. Crazy. What I would have done is take a rest from Paul, because he was getting on my nerves. The jokes had run dry.”

For some reason Garfunkel also complained about what Paul Simon has said over the years about the song Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Instead of whining then maybe he should just be grateful to Simon for having given him a career in the first place.

He also recounted what the late member of the Beatles George Harrison once said to him. “George came up to me at a party once and said “my Paul is to me what your Paul is to you.’ He meant that psychologically they had the same effect on us. The Pauls sidelined us. I think George felt suppressed by Paul and I think that’s what he saw with me and my Paul. Here’s the truth: McCartney was a helluva music man who gave the band its energy, but he also ran away with a lot of the glory.”

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