Wednesday, March 2, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 297: Tonight

Tonight - Sibylle Baier (2006)

It's funny how great music sometimes refuses to lay unheard.

Today's track, like the rest of the album Colour Green, was recorded somewhere in between 1970-1973 by a former German singer/actress named Sibylle Baier. It is the only material she ever recorded and it was never released. She moved to America and became a wife and mother, with probably not a second thought about her music. In 2006, Mrs. Baier's son gave the tapes that make up the album to Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, who flipped over their hauntingly beautiful sounds.It was released to near universal acclaim on the blogosphere that year, which is how I was directed to it.

Now listen up, 'cause I try not to say this without meaning every single syllable of it.

You need to purchase this disc.

It's gonna blow your mind.

Sibylle Baier
could have been just as important as Vashti, Joni or Carly if she'd wanted to. Instead, she chose a quiet life of friends and family.

Fate had other plans.

Of course you covered this Kevin Barnes, because you are a genius!

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