Wednesday, August 23, 2006

 

He's not really a lord, you know

A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat - Lord Buckley


Lord Buckley wasn't a musician, but he knew a lot of them. He was sort of a comic and sort of a poet. Kind of like Jack Kerouac with a sense of humor, I guess.

He was ahead of his time in many ways. He was one of the first show biz types to experiment with acid, long before Stanford got Kesey and the rest of the beats involved. He was using naughty words (albeit disguised in hipster patter) before Lenny Bruce had a criminal record. And he was blasphemous before blasphemy was cool. You could even argue that his creative use of language was a precursor of the best rap music. If his Lordship hadn't have died in 1960, you could picture the following decade to have been his oyster.

But he did die. And has languished in obscurity since. Frank Zappa put out this archival recording in 1969, but it was more than ten years old by then. This doesn't contain his most famous bit - the one about Jesus being the Nazz - but it's got some good stuff.

In Buckley's world, Albert Einstein is the Hip Einie, and the Marquis de Sade has been getting bad rapped all the way. It'll take a few listens to unravel the direction of the narrative, but well worth your time. Give this one a try, as you like it.

http://rapidshare.de/files/30528038/Lord_Buckley_-_A_Most_Immaculately_Hip_Aristocrat.rar.html

Comments:
The bad jazz that a cat blows
Wails on long after he has cut out
The grooooovy gets stashed with his frame...
 
Hey, been looking for this guy's stuff for a while...so hip that it freakin' hurts! Thanks a ton!
 
Thanks so much for posting Da Lord. I'm actually old enough (60) to remember listening to his records and stuff even before he passed, 'cause I was a little hipster even in high school! I didn't know this record, so I REALLY appreciate it! Great site, too, choice selections!

best,
John Tenney
 
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After perusing your website, I conjectured you'd be interested in my post titled, "sweetest nookie". In this post, you'll find some notions about how Lenny, were he around today, might comment about the recent kerfuffle in the Middle East.

Anyway, you'll find the hyperlink to the post just below

toodles

http://hewhoisknownassefton.blogspot.com/2006/08/sweetest-nookie.html
 
Thanks for this!
 
This is going the rounds, and you may have heard about it already, but somebody posted Lord Buckley's appearance on Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" on Youtube. Worth checking out!
 
Hi. Great blog, love the Bizarre/Straight stuff. Thanks a million.

Could you repost the Lord Buckley?

Thanks,

Quasi
 
Hi. Great blog, love the Bizarre/Straight stuff. Thanks a million.

Could you repost the Lord Buckley?

Thanks,

Neato
 
Hi. Great blog, love the Bizarre/Straight stuff. Thanks a million.

Could you repost the Lord Buckley?

Thanks,

Neato
 
Link is 404. Re-up, please?
 
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