Tim`s swan song
lowell duluth | Manchester, UK | 03/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As other reviewers have, I`m glad to see, pointed out, this has always been mystifyingly underrated (just as - despite the sublime Once I was and Morning Glory - the angular, cod-psychedelic Goodbye and Hello has perennially been much overrated). The title song is gorgeous. And Tijuana Moon opens with this breath-halting lyric, sung virtually a capella in Tim`s divine falsetto:
`The padre told me all the hymns were born
out of the saxophone...`
Wanda Lu is Louie Louie in Rio, the whole thing in fact is suffused with sultry south-of-the-border sexuality (Tim loved the ladies as much as they loved him) and its Carnival time! This is dripping with soul and sex. It`s not TB at his greatest (look to Blue Afternoon or Happy Sad, or the crazed Starsailor, for that) but you`ll have a great time if played on the loud side.
Greetings From LA, an earlier album, was Tim`s gritty, dirty soul foray; this is exultant festival time. Enjoy."
Buckley does it again!!!
50ft woman | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't think the amazon reviewer and I are listening to the same album ''a deteriorated voice'' i don't see any evidence of that he pushed the boundrys with further each album.(i have a live album from 1975 his voice gives me goosebumps it's so good)
I think the fact he refused to be a one trick pony and do the same album time after time to keep the critics happy might be upsetting for some people who aren't broad minded enough to except change; But for me it is just another expression of the true talent this exceptional singer had.
However if your not into your funk/soul i can understand this album not being to taste but he covered a few genre's in his short life he made nine studio albums...If you don't enjoy this check out the anthology for a overall view of his ability
Come on Now Funk-Haters...
P. Hall | Extra-terrestrial | 01/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What is up with hatin' on the funk? Everybody gotta love some good old soulin' funk! There seems to be many Tim Buckley fans who only approve of his jazzy slower stuff early in his career (which is great) and for some snide reason dislike all his later more freakish down-on-it funk, these people need to take a major dose of motherfunk to the brain! This is some good stuff!"