us remember the unfortunate ones like Tim Buckley and Nick Drake, singer/songwriters
of considerable talent and little commercial success, who died young. Buckley
passed away on June 29th, 1975, from the effects of drugs. He was only 28.
never charted. The artist himself once said, "It's very tricky sometimes
for a singer/songwriter because you just cannot be objective about what you're
doing. Sometimes it's not commercial and you overdo it for the general public's
those music buffs who have heard Buckley's best-known song may not recognize it
as his: Morning Glory was rendered by Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys
under the title Hobo.
did hit home, though, with Steve Lake, who praises it's "intensity, imagination,
integrity, and musicianship." Buckley told Zigzag that he recorded
portions of the album the same month in 1969 as he laid down his first two Straight
albums, Blue Afternoon and Lorca.
1987, Starsailor was chosen by a panel of rock critics and music broadcasters
as the #49 rock album of all time.
Gambaccini/Harmony Books, 1987.