Author Topic: Those albums you haven't touched in years  (Read 2123 times)

alan nagsworth

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Re: Those albums you haven't touched in years
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2012, 09:34:45 PM »
It's easy to become bored of 60s pop. There was a point later on in the decade where it just fell off completely.

Yeah, the arrival of the 70s really killed the whole "60s pop" genre.

Phil_A

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Re: Those albums you haven't touched in years
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2012, 11:03:41 PM »
'Sketches' is the very definition of patchy (as to be expected I suppose). But 'Everybody Here Wants You' was by far the stand-out track for me, still play this a lot :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrMwgTc69y4



I had a similar experience as others on here did with Grace - really obsessed with it for a particular period, but have absolutely no inclination to revisit it now.

The only Buckley songs I tend to go back to now are both off Sketches, "Nightmares By The Sea" and this one, which turns out it was the last thing he recorded before his ill-advised excursion in the river. Figures, really.

Retinend

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Re: Those albums you haven't touched in years
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2012, 11:00:14 AM »
"Sketches" would have been a marvellous album. Weird and wonderful; reckless, lustful, and very unlike the high-minded, tender soul of "Grace." I think some people neglect to consider that the man planned on a long career, and not to leave a semi-mythological legacy of perfect recordings. He was the son of Tim Buckley, for goodness sakes! A weird, winding discography of occasional self-indulgence, occasional mass-appeal would have been his fate. Had it been, his fans might today be a lot less annoying.