Eugene Mirman

California Sounds: Glen Campbell says 'Adios'; the music of 'Bob's Burgers'; and rock 'n' roll wildness from Starcrawler

California Sounds: Glen Campbell says 'Adios'; the music of 'Bob's Burgers'; and rock 'n' roll wildness from Starcrawler

Glen Campbell, “Adios” (Universal Music). Now in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, the longtime Angeleno says farewell in the title track to his final album. Penned by seminal Los Angeles songwriter Jimmy Webb, whose “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” Campbell propelled onto the charts, “Adios” is a bittersweet goodbye.

It’s the last song on the album, which comes out June 9, and Campbell delivers it with impressive emotional depth. “Going up north where the hills are winter green/ I got to leave you on the California Coast,” he sings. “Going where the water's clear and the air is cleaner/ Than the California Coast.”

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