I’ve got your back on Lightfoot and his phony grizzled wisdom.
We even talked about the value of Canadian artists wearing hockey sweaters. I was loving this conversation and wishing I had started it here, instead. Then the thought came to me: Is Gordon Lightfoot the Canadian Neil Diamond? Let’s examine the evidence.
- Singer-songwriter of fluctuating critical acclaim? Check.
- Sings in stentorian baritone? Check.
- Has a couple of good songs, but even his biggest hits are just as easy to laugh at as it is to enjoy? Check.
If that’s not enough evidence—no joke—look what showed up on the YouTube page for this clip of Neil performing a rousing version of “Forever in Blue Jeans”: