Paint A Vulgar Picture: another Jeff Buckley pillaging

Posted May 2nd, 2007 by eric

On May 22 Legacy will release So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley– an anthology that purports to honor the tenth anniversary of Buckley’s death (its release is exactly one week shy of his drowning at Mud Island in Memphis, TN).

Having released only one proper album, 1994’s Grace, this man’s back catalog has been squeezed bone dry, as every outtake and studio cough has been reissued in some form or another, but somehow his estate has magically managed to unearth two rarities for completists: an acoustic version of “So Real” recorded live in Japan and a live version of The Smiths’ “I Know It’s Over.”

Appropriately, I think Morrissey characterized this sort of release best in The Smiths’ “Pant A Vulgar Picture” off Strangeways, Here We Come:

“At the record company meeting

On their hands – a dead star

And oh, the plans they weave

And oh, the sickening greed

At the record company party

On their hands – a dead star

The sycophantic slags all say:

“I knew him first, and I knew him well”

Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package!

Re-evaluate the songs

Double-pack with a photograph

Extra track (and a tacky badge)…”

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 k // May 3, 2007 at 9:35 am

    best. post. yet. I wonder when they’ll uncover the unreleased Tupac cover…

  • 2 Pinky // May 3, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Who are they fooling with this shit? Those two tracks appeared years ago on promo CDs.

    Still, although this reeks of raping his corpse, as a fan I must admit to wanting everything there is.

    Nice Smiths reference, Green.

  • 3 Pinky // May 3, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Oh, byt he way, Webmaster, could you have given me a more obtuse password?

    No, you couldn’t have. Maybe your password generator could name droids for George Lucas.

  • 4 k // May 3, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve set the password generator to only create passwords based on homosexual innuendo. I hope that meets your approval, your pinkness.