Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Country, Folk & World Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,760
Default



If I'm feeling a bit sad and moody I'll put on this track. I think it's amazing that we can all have a little piece of Buckley to chase our blues away. God bless vinyl.

Also, how is his post-folk era material? I've heard it was pretty mediocre, and the tag "sex funk" makes me feel a bit unsure. I have all of his other albums, so should I just get his last three records or should I steer clear for my own good?
Farfisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 10:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
I sleep in your hat
 
Stephen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Melbourne, Vic. Aus.
Posts: 1,801
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loose_lips_sink_ships View Post


If I'm feeling a bit sad and moody I'll put on this track. I think it's amazing that we can all have a little piece of Buckley to chase our blues away. God bless vinyl.
That album Blue Afternoon is certainly one of his better albums.


Quote:
Originally Posted by loose_lips_sink_ships View Post
Also, how is his post-folk era material? I've heard it was pretty mediocre, and the tag "sex funk" makes me feel a bit unsure. I have all of his other albums, so should I just get his last three records or should I steer clear for my own good?
I've wondered the same thing. I can't say any of the previews I've heard from his later albums make me want to shell out for them. I can understand a musician wanting to branch out artistically but as a fan it can be disconcerting when they have excelled in a particular genre and they want to go in a different direction.
Stephen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 11:19 AM   #23 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Madame Wu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Default

I absolutely love this man. His music is incredible and his voice is amazing too. I discovered him 2 years ago now. My fave albums are Greetings From L.A and Goodbye and Hello.
Madame Wu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 10:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 13
Default

It may be a little more hip to like Tim's later, more experimental stuff, but I'll stick with his most evocative period, which for me would be Happy Sad and Blue Afternoon.

In my college days, Happy Sad was my #1 "light a candle in the dorm room and hop beneath the sheets with my girlfriend" album. Set the mood better than any other I can think of. Beautiful, sensual…nothing quite like it. An album I'll never tire of.
Rick360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 10:19 AM   #25 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
I can understand a musician wanting to branch out artistically but as a fan it can be disconcerting when they have excelled in a particular genre and they want to go in a different direction.
In so many words, I've made this statement so many times over the course of 55+ years of loving music.

Yes, you want to "grow," but what are you growing to? It may feel good to you as an artist to do this, but if you're leaving your greatest strengths behind...what then?

I'm very much with you when it comes to this dilemma and Tim Buckley.
Rick360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 10:32 AM   #26 (permalink)
SOPHIE FOREVER
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
Posts: 34,914
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick360 View Post
It may be a little more hip to like Tim's later, more experimental stuff, but I'll stick with his most evocative period, which for me would be Happy Sad and Blue Afternoon.

In my college days, Happy Sad was my #1 "light a candle in the dorm room and hop beneath the sheets with my girlfriend" album. Set the mood better than any other I can think of. Beautiful, sensual…nothing quite like it. An album I'll never tire of.
I'm more of a Starsailor/Lorca guy, but all of his albums are excellent.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick360 View Post
In so many words, I've made this statement so many times over the course of 55+ years of loving music.

Yes, you want to "grow," but what are you growing to? It may feel good to you as an artist to do this, but if you're leaving your greatest strengths behind...what then?

I'm very much with you when it comes to this dilemma and Tim Buckley.
What do you think Tim Buckley lost when he started becoming more exheroinmental?
__________________
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2021, 12:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
Slavic gay sauce
 
adidasss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 7,750
Default

Random comment, just heard Starsailor for the first time, seems like Song to the siren was tacked on there to help sell the album? Seems totally incongruous with the rest of the material, which is quite experimental.
__________________
“Think of what a paradise this world would be if men were kind and wise.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle.

Last.fm | Goodreads | Letterboxd
adidasss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2021, 02:41 AM   #28 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
bob_32_116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: 32S 116E
Posts: 268
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
That album Blue Afternoon is certainly one of his better albums.




I've wondered the same thing. I can't say any of the previews I've heard from his later albums make me want to shell out for them. I can understand a musician wanting to branch out artistically but as a fan it can be disconcerting when they have excelled in a particular genre and they want to go in a different direction.
Greetings From LA has some good songs but be prepared for a somewhat different experience from his earlier albums. I have seen it described as "blustery white funk". I think that's a bit unkind. The three songs on side 1 are all fascinating, especially "Sweet Surrender"; the second side perhaps less so.


Some of the lyrics are... well, they could be called politically incorrect. Let's just say they dwell heavily on the subject of what's tactfully called "making love".
bob_32_116 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2021, 06:13 PM   #29 (permalink)
SOPHIE FOREVER
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
Posts: 34,914
Default

On Song to the Siren when he says "Were you hare when I was fox?" it sounds like he's saying "were you here when I was farting?"

Gets me every time.



(@1:25)
__________________
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2021, 08:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
No Ice In My Bourbon
 
SoundgardenRocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 2,887
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frownland View Post
On Song to the Siren when he says "Were you hare when I was fox?" it sounds like he's saying "were you here when I was farting?"

Gets me every time.



(@1:25)
****.

You're right.

Thanks for ruining this song for me Frown.
SoundgardenRocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2021 Advameg, Inc.