The power and influence of Grace increases with each passing year.
Here, Daphne Brooks traces Jeff Buckley's fascinating musical
development through the earliest stages of his career, up to the
release of the album. With access to rare archival material, Brooks
illustrates Buckley's passion for life and hunger for musical
knowledge, and shows just why he was such a crucial figure in the
American music scene of the 1990s. EXCERPT: Jeff Buckley was
piecing together a contemporary popular music history for himself
that was steeped in the magic of singing. He was busy hearing how
Dylan channeled Billie Holiday in Blonde On Blonde and how Robert
Plant was doing his best to sound like Janis Joplin on early Led
Zeppelin recordings. He was thinking about doo-wop and opera and
Elton John and working at developing a way to harness the power of
the voice...In the process, he was re-defining punk and grunge
attitude itself by rejecting the ambivalent sexual undercurrents of
those movements, as well as Led Zeppelin's canonical cock rock
kingdom that he'd grown up adoring. He was forging a one-man
revolution set to the rhythms of New York City and beyond. And he
was on the brink of recording his elegant battle in song for the
world to hear.
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