Wild World: Cat Stevens

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9 Comments on “Wild World: Cat Stevens”

  1. Hedley Says:

    Read an interview with El Catto in today’s Times…he is at best a drag and I might be generous…

    • katry Says:

      MDH,
      I don’t think he was ever all that interesting though I still like his music. I guess he used his talents to sing not carry on a conversation.

  2. im6 Says:

    Thanks for posting this song today. It made me hungry for more from the ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ album. I didn’t feel like digging through boxes of CDs, so I went to YouTube and found the entire album there to listen too. It’s just as good as I remember and certainly not a drag. I’ll put the link in in case anyone has 35 minutes to spend listening to some choice music from the 70s. What’s interesting (to me, at least) are the comments. People have never “forgiven” Cat for whatever it was he did by choosing his religion over music (I don’t believe he ever advocated violence; it was just him following his beliefs). Nevertheless, he can still cause quite a stir and get emotions to run high. None of which negates the beauty of the Tillerman album from opening note to the last one.

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      This is my favorite album of his. I also bought his first Yusef album which I thought was excellent. He sounded like Cat and that was enough for me. It was a surprised when he started making albums again. I see where he has a new one.

      The family where I had my three week live-in was Muslim, and the town where I lived had several Muslims; in fact, when I went back, I saw where they were building a huge mosque down town. None of them was in any way violent nor have they become violent. Extremists have given their religion a bad name.

  3. Hedley Says:

    Im6, you might want to check out El Cattos remarks regarding Salman Rusdie.

    With funds depleted, a new moderately reviewed album and an attempt to sell tickets in the USA where he was banned for many years, it’s an interesting opportunity for revisionism.

    Oh I can’t keep it, can’t keep it in, I got to whip it out…Sure El Catto.

  4. Hedley Says:

    Oh yea, and once you have read what he said at Kingston University, take a look at the video on YouTube.


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