sweaty torso featuring his navel piercing live at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro, May 13, 1995.
Jeff Buckley - Everybody Here Wants You ⇢
I’ve had this song stuck in my head all morning, I felt compelled to write a little bit about it. If you haven’t heard it before, I urge you to check out the video at the bottom of this post. If you haven’t heard Jeff Buckley before, I urge you to take the rest of your afternoon off to listen to…
When he came out everyone was a little afraid to commit. Well not everybody, but a lot of popular artists were afraid to commit completely to what they were doing. They kind of used irony as a sheet around them, kind of protecting them from having to own up to what they said. Not only did he have one of the best voices I have ever heard, he was one hundred percent committed to what he was doing. He was unabashedly romantic in his lyrics and the way he sang. He got some flack for it while he was alive, and it sucks because when someone dies people start to say maybe he was awesome and they begin to analyze it differently. For those reasons, and I can go on forever about the guy. His voice has been influential to a lot of current artists, to people who might not even admit it really. Just his range and where he would even try to go with his voice. The guts to go from one octave to two above. Not a lot of people are doing that…so also his falsetto influence has influenced me as well.
— Brandon Boyd of Incubus
(GAP Fall 2005 Backstage Pass “Their Favorite Things”)