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All I Want is a posthumous hit

Note: Similar to the recent post devoted to ‘She Don’t Care About Time,’ the following is a rewrite of a piece first published on The Clarkophile in 2008.  All I Want Written by Gene Clark, Tom Slocum, and Shannon O’Neill  From This Byrd Has Flown (1995)  Recorded in 1987/1991 With the sharp left-turn of their hugely successful Cabriol “Pink Moon”ad in 2000, Volkswagen found Nick Drake’s short-cut to stardom, albeit 26 years after his death. Could one of Gene’s songs perform the same feat? If so, which song? Know I first heard Nick Drake’s music in 1987, after I was given a 90-minute Maxell cassette of his work.  I didn’t know much about him except that he was English, deceased, bit of a cult artist, and I’d probably like him.  It didn’t take much more than the first 15 seconds of “ Way to Blue ” to hook me. Nick has been a part of my life ever since. What does any of this have to do with Gene Clark? 1  After all, in terms of of style, voice, career, backgrounds, they couldn’t have be

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