Friday, April 1, 2016
can I keep it around?
It's the way of the world. Not a single comment after the video on YT.
Used to amaze me how, in the city-est city of a city-happy world -- NYC -- a loser like me could see Buckner and the room wouldn't be the least bit crowded. Not once out of five times live was it crowded.
Of course his song hadn't appeared in a Volkswagen commercial back then, back in the mid-late 90s. But he's still invisible, mostly.
Maybe it's the fact that his voice isn't crooning, smooth, silky, or whatever quality it is he's not providing for your sense of fancy/proper.
But then maybe you could look past that and listen to the lyrics.
Maybe the "country" in "alt-country" turns you off. If that's the case, more's the pity at your end of the world. Don't know what you're missing, etc.
Even NPR finds Buckner tolerable, y'know.
That right there, it may explain his off-radar status!
This album is more likely to be familiar in its full-band sense, so start there. If you like it, go backward to Devotion+Doubt, then to Bloomed. Then go forward from Since.