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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 29 Jul 2014, 17:24

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 29 Jul 2014, 18:07

clive gash wrote:I ordered "Greetings" and "Dream Letter" from Alans records in Wigan


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I went out with Alan's daughter for a while...
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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

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clive gash wrote:I ordered "Greetings" and "Dream Letter" from Alans records in Wigan


:o

I went out with Alan's daughter for a while...


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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 29 Jul 2014, 18:16

Bloody hell.

Not that I ever went, mind. But she had quite a bit of his old vinyl in Whitehaven. I remember seeing Freak Out! for the first time.
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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby Bent Fabric » 29 Jul 2014, 18:38

He's one of those acts - love him, know he's great, but...it is baffling how infrequently I play his music. There's something irrationally off-putting about his reputation for inconsistency. But...yeah, the Tim Buckley, Happy Sad, Goodbye and Hello period is kind of wonderful.

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby pig bodine » 29 Jul 2014, 19:42

I am a huge fan. I discovered him on the Monkees when it was rerun on Saturday Mornings

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I looked for this song when I bought his first two albums, and couldn't find it--It ended up on an album from two years after the clip was filmed, and yes he did it better than This Mortal Coil so fuck all y'all. I couldn't understand why those albums resonated with me so much until I started getting heavily into jazz, and began to see him as a "new thing" jazz singer ala Leon Thomas. He had a lot more in common with someone like Thomas, than the folk scene he was lumped in with. I remember him being lumped in with Jackson Browne. Yes, both were from Orange County, both about the same age, both pretty boys, and were probably good friends and toured the same circuits, but they were as alike musically as Television and the Dead Boys. I loved Lorca the first time I heard it--it was like a rock version of late Coltrane.

Not even remotely a fan of Jeff's though.

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby Geezee » 29 Jul 2014, 19:50

Bent Fabric wrote:He's one of those acts - love him, know he's great, but...it is baffling how infrequently I play his music. There's something irrationally off-putting about his reputation for inconsistency. But...yeah, the Tim Buckley, Happy Sad, Goodbye and Hello period is kind of wonderful.


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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

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Geezee wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:He's one of those acts - love him, know he's great, but...it is baffling how infrequently I play his music. There's something irrationally off-putting about his reputation for inconsistency. But...yeah, the Tim Buckley, Happy Sad, Goodbye and Hello period is kind of wonderful.


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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby Snarfyguy » 29 Jul 2014, 20:23

Bent Fabric wrote:He's one of those acts - love him, know he's great, but...it is baffling how infrequently I play his music.

I don't even know where my copies of his LPs are.

They've gotta be somewhere in the house (which is pretty small to begin with), but I couldn't say where.

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 29 Jul 2014, 20:25

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Bent Fabric wrote:He's one of those acts - love him, know he's great, but...it is baffling how infrequently I play his music.

I don't even know where my copies of his LPs are.

They've gotta be somewhere in the house (which is pretty small to begin with), but I couldn't say where.

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

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Phenomenal Cat wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:He's one of those acts - love him, know he's great, but...it is baffling how infrequently I play his music.

I don't even know where my copies of his LPs are.

They've gotta be somewhere in the house (which is pretty small to begin with), but I couldn't say where.

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Look under "B", for starters.

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 29 Jul 2014, 22:09

Snarfyguy wrote:
Phenomenal Cat wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:I don't even know where my copies of his LPs are.

They've gotta be somewhere in the house (which is pretty small to begin with), but I couldn't say where.

:|


Look under "B", for starters.

My records are organized... differently.


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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby toomanyhatz » 30 Jul 2014, 07:28

I used to be a huge fan. I don't listen very often nowadays, but he still impresses me whenever- and to whichever album barring the last- I listen. I think his career fits very neatly into three periods, each with a trio of albums.

Early 'folkie' stuff:

Tim Buckley
Goodbye and Hello
Happy Sad

The eclectic, experimental stuff:

Blue Afternoon
Lorca
Starsailor

The 'white soul' period:

Greetings From LA
Sefronia
Look at the Fool

Whenever the TIm/Jeff comparisons come, I remind people that TIm didn't live as long, and made a lot more music. And it was better. And I like Jeff more than most here, but there's no comparison. TIm was a better singer, a better songwriter, and had a secret weapon in guitarist Lee Underwood, who made all the changes with him.

Best song - I Can't See You
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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby The Modernist » 30 Jul 2014, 13:08

toomanyhatz wrote:Best album - Happy Sad (makes a great triptych with Astral Weeks and Five Leaves Left)


Yes - I discovered those albums at roughly the same time and I could definitely see a connection between them: a kind of pastoral jazz-folk. I've loved what all that evokes ever since.

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 31 Jul 2014, 22:34

Echoes of Scritti in this post-Greetings recording, a cross between "Monterey" and "Sweet Surrender" that went unreleased for 30 years.

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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 07 Aug 2014, 20:53

You Don't Know Tim Buckley

Song For Janie
I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain
Sing a Song For You
Hallucinations (from "Dream Letter")
I Must've Been Blind
I had a Talk With My Woman
Moulin Rouge
Make It Right
Buzzin' Fly (from "Honeyman")
Falling Timber
I Know I'd Recognize Your Face
Look At the Fool
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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 07 Aug 2014, 23:26

clive gash wrote:You Don't Know Tim Buckley

I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain


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Re: BCB 130 - Tim Buckley

Postby Six String » 08 Aug 2014, 15:16

Well this is yet another artist in this new series of threads that I've been curious about. I may have to go out today and buy
an album or two, load the pipe and immerse myself in his music. :D I have passed over his music so many times in my lifetime. I'm having a hard time remembering any friends who listened to Tim. I recall seeing the albums in collections on a few occasions but never knowingly heard any of his music. Keep it coming.