Posted by gregor on Friday, April 7th, 2006
devotion and doubt was my introduction to richard buckner, and also the beginning of my not so secret man crush on the big hulking man. i cant remember why or where i picked it up, usually i can remember where i bought a particular cd/record, but not in this case. it just kinda appeared one day.
if there is any record in my collection that i want to know absolutely nothing, more than i already do, about the backstory its devotion and doubt. maybe its just me but its a painful record to listen to sometimes, especially when copious amounts of alcohol have been consumed. a tear or two have been knowned to well up in these eyes, especially during Ed’s Song. 4 a.m. has the same effect, but as where Ed’s Song makes it seem as if all hope is lost, 4 a.m. gives a bit of hope, if only brief. as you could probably tell by the title the record has a running theme, and while its really nothing new to the realm of music, buckner makes it his own and we all are better for it.
musically devotion and doubt is very sparce, but his voice and the tales he weaves are the main centerpiece. you have to have a hella voice to be able to pull of this kind of record, and buckner does. for all these reasons, devotion and doubt is one record i wish i would have made, if i were talented and had a voice.
lil wallet picture
ed’s song (144)
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