I came across a track called 'I think of you' on a music video website and was struck by Rodriguez's voice. I then found the Coming From Reality album and was struck by his wordsmith abilities - a blend of Dylan, Donovan and the guitar work of Feliciano. The previous album, Cold Fact, is edgier and more political whilst CFR shows a softer side. Given both of these were recorded in the late 60s/early 70s I just want to say 'where have you been all my life?' The tracks have been played over and over again - if they were vinyl the grooves would have worn through.
I am old enough to have heard of this musician the first time around, but symptomatic of the obscurity Rodriguez found himself in I didn't! A little dated perhaps in style and detail and very much of it's time, but nonetheless powerful and I have been haunted by lyric and melody alike. Stunning!
I love Rodriguez's lyrics. His use of words and phrases is so creative and clever. Nothing ordinary about his music. A must have , I also bought , after watching 2 copies of the incredible movie Searching For Sugar Man so I could share this awarding winning documentary about Sixto Rodriguez. Just wonderful - I can't say enough about it. Call me I'll tell you more
Very much hype about the artist who was ignored in his times. Now he is a little more of nostalgia and familiar sounding impressions of Forever Changes. Both the albums are growing by each listening though, and are nice to know.