MacArthur Park: What’s It All About, Jimmy – page full of clippings and links related to “MacArthur Park”, Jimmy Webb’s metaphor-heavy angst epic, which has long been a source of cheap gags re. its supposed impenetrability. In fact “MacArthur Park”, while a bit absurd, is clear as day: it’s only the fact it was sung by an Actor rather than a True Singing Artist that gives it a bad rep and lets Dylan off a thousand lyrical hooks.

The oddest thing here is Webb talking of writing a ‘sequel’ to MacArthur. There was a sequel, in 1969, called The Yard Went On Forever, an album which I thought was abysmal the first time I heard it and am gradually coming to think is one of the best records of the whole 60s. Do by all means track it down.