Paul Simon's "Darling Lorraine" traces the history of a relationship from when the singer first met the titular woman, through their turbulent marriage right up to her death. It's not autobiographical: the guy in the song is a working stiff who gave up his shot to be a musician.
Paul Simon re-reinterpreted the song in 2018 for In the Blue Light, a collection of re-recordings of selected lesser-known songs from his catalog. He told Mojo: "We tried to make the arrangement a bit simpler so that the story would come through. I always thought 'Darling Lorraine' was one of my best songs."
The 2018 version of "Darling Lorraine" also marks the last recording by Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon best known for his long tenure in Paul Simon's band. Simon said, "Vincent was weak even when he was doing that."
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.