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Old 01-24-2009, 01:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A great singer indeed. Not only did he have an incredible range but he really knew how to use it! Listen to 'Starsailor' and 'Lorca' in particular for evidence of this.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think I've heard every album of Tim's, and there's none that I don't like. BLUE AFTERNOON gets played a lot for a mellow, uh, afternoon kinda feeling. STARSAILOR is best for alarming my stoner friends. LORCA probably gets played the least (along with his first two records which were sort of underdeveloped although both have high points) but the live ones from England and the L.A. Troubadour get played a whole ton. Just as I was starting to wonder what else you could do with your voice than sing a melody, a neighbor lent me the TROUBADOUR show and changed my life forever - I used to fall asleep after a bong rip with "I Don't Need It To Rain" on the stereo and those crazed vocals seeping into my brain!
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've just started listening to Tim and I can't get enough of him. He has such a diverse discography and he truly has an amazing voice. I think he's more talented than his son. His folk songs are amazing and his avant-garde stuff could still be ground breaking today. I suggest anyone who hasn't heard him to give Happy Sad or Starsailor a listen, and prepared to be blown away.

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Old 01-06-2010, 08:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Starsailor is amazing. His vocals are just so powerful, it's almost like after hearing it, he's the only person I feel uses his vocal potential to its fullest. Everybody else's vocals feel mediocre.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Starsailor is amazing. His vocals are just so powerful, it's almost like after hearing it, he's the only person I feel uses his vocal potential to its fullest. Everybody else's vocals feel mediocre.
Damn right, he puts those auto-tune usin' harpies of today to shame.

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Old 01-08-2010, 03:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Damn right, he puts those auto-tune usin' harpies of today to shame.

Damn right. And ha, that's definitely my favorite off of Starsailor. When that little guitar part kicks in nearing the end, it's maniacal.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Tim Buckley was a genius. That word gets bandied around too often but the guy just had that creative spark. Goodbye & Hello, Happy Sad (one of my favourite albums ever), Blue Afternoon and Starsailer are all testament to that. It's unfair to compare him to Jeff, who only got to make one real album, lets just say that is one talented lineage. He made a couple of stinkers towards the end, but the majority of his work is some of the best music of the period. VERY underrated.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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^^ Agreed wholeheartedly. Underrated is the first word that comes to mind about this man. I've come to consider Lorca and Starsailor to both be essential pieces of work, though usually I prefer Lorca. I've honestly never heard better vocal performances than his on "Song to the Siren" (where he sounds like a doomed prisoner) and "Anonymous Proposition" (where he sounds like a sensual, comforting ghost). Such range, such power... It's a crying shame that he's not more well-known.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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As others stated, he was underrated. Phantasmagoria In Two is my favorite. I don't think there should be a "Tim vs Jeff" aspect. Tim had immence talent that was not forseen by many people as I think he was so much capable of. There's a playlist, and once Tim's voice strikes the eardrums, it's there and it won't leave and you don't want it to. Mesmorizing.
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I've honestly never heard better vocal performances than his on "Song to the Siren"
That is such a fantastic song. The lyrics alone create such a great metaphor and his delivery is beautiful.
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