His Bow-Tie was Really a Camera: the Simon & Garfunkel Question

Soybean & Gerbilfunkel were, as all us well-read lads and lasses are aware, two clean-cut boys from Queens, who made their way into pop history, and into the hearts of many a tender mother-of-two, with such sixties smash-hits as Scarletbottle Fair and Mrs. Farquarhorsington. What some of us might not know, however, is that they started life under the name of Tom & Jerry: more than anything else, that says something about what you’re up for with these Bobsey Twins. Clean-cut is one thing; actively aiming for limp-wristed bloodlessness is quite another.

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