Postponed from last month, tonight we’ll focus on one of the unsung heroes of the 1960’s, Tim Buckley. Combining psychedelic rock, folk and jazz into some very haunting, atmospheric pieces that maintain their feel even in cover form. Doing shows like these helps me discover new artists, and I hope it does the same for some of you as well! Enjoy!
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You mentioned Tim Buckley dying from a swimming accident. That was actually Jeff Buckley.
Tim died of a heroin overdose (the guy who gave him the drugs was charged with murder but not prosecuted).
Hi Joel – just listened again. I mentioned that Tim was the father of Jeff Buckley, who died in the swimming accident.
It’s not exactly a ‘cover’, but Shudder to Think’s track “Hop On One Foot” includes a pretty substantial quoting of ‘Song To The Siren’ at the end. He changes up the lyrics a bit, but it’s basically a mini-cover within the song.
Great episode! I had a friend who loved Tim Buckley’s music when I was in my 20’s. I never listened to him much, but I really enjoyed this podcast.