My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Goodbye and Hello is Buckley’s 2nd album and was recorded in June of 1967 and released in August of the same year.
What I think: What a pile of psycho babble. Do you want songs about carnivals, castles, jesters, flutes and other hippie crap? Well this here is your album. I do begrudgingly have to admit that “Pleasant Street” has some pretty powerful music despite it’s mentally deficient (i.e. Stoned) lyrics, “Once I Was” and “Morning Glory” are also decent folk songs. These three pluses don’t make up for the awfulness in the nearly nine minute title track, let alone make up for an album of excrement.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Another psychedelic rock album from a bunch of whites guys, really? So there was nothing else going on in 1966 and 1967? No Soul albums, nothing good in pop, country, R&B, non-white guy Blues? or even Jazz? Artists from these genres had some great albums before these years and surely had some after, it might be wise to feature more of them during this time period.
Rating (Out of 5): .5
Amazon Review (Out of 5):4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes(71/91)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%