Webb, unspun by Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon.
“I was 11 when I heard Wichita Lineman. That line, ‘I need you more than want you,’ where suddenly it’s been thrown into doubt, then ‘And I want you for all time…’ It moved me profoundly. In his great songs, there’s an ear for specifics and an attention to language, and a great range and humanity. And a deep, subversive musicality. I don’t care what he says, Jimmy Webb is hip.”