Rewrite

Album: So Beautiful Or So What (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • It's not often the sound of a wildebeest makes it into a major recording artist's album but you can hear one on Paul Simon's So Beautiful Or So What disc. The American singer-songwriter explained to Mojo magazine: "In that song 'Rewrite,' the 'doom' sound on the end of the 'doodle-e-doom' part throughout the track is a wildebeest we recorded on a family holiday. In the studio it was all 'More wildebeest!' 'Too much wildebeest!'"
  • You dig the whistling bit at the end? Another Paul Simon song, that features whistling is "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard."

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