“See, Shel (Silverstein) was possessed with one of the worst singing verses ever heard. Musical appreciation is inherently subjective, and it's normally senseless to write about vocalists or instrumentalists as 'good' or 'bad.' But in Shel's case, it's a practical necessity. His voice was a razor-gargled hyena screech.”

Peter Cooper, Johnny's Cash and Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music
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