Blaze Foley

Duct Tape Messiah: Soundtrack From the Documentary Film (Lost Art)

Texas Platters

Blaze Foley

Duct Tape Messiah: Soundtrack From the Documentary Film (Lost Art)

In the 12 years Kevin Triplett spent tracing the threads of Blaze Foley's life for his documentary, the filmmaker uncovered countless scraps of songs that Austin's "Duct Tape Messiah" left behind. The requisite songs that have posthumously come to define the songwriter's mythic legacy are marked well here in stark recordings (slickly picked "Sittin' by the Road," haunting "If I Could Only Fly," the delicious live licks of "Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries") and placed alongside often overlooked gems like the gorgeous "Moonlight" and crushing "Our Little Town." The unreleased, raw recordings that Triplett revives from cassettes given to friends – most impressively the trembling blues of "Goin' Away" and a fantastic take on "In the Misty Garden/Should've Been Home With You" – add an archival thrill for the devout.

***

READ MORE
More Blaze Foley
Texas Platters
Vinyl Bin: Blaze Foley & the Beaver Valley Boys
Cold, Cold World (Record Review)

Kevin Curtin, Jan. 31, 2014

Texas Platters
Blaze Foley
Clay Pigeons (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Dec. 23, 2011

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Willie Nelson
God's Problem Child (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, April 28, 2017

SXSW Friday Record Reviews
Sunny Sweeney
Trophy (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, March 17, 2017

More by Doug Freeman
Texas Platters
Matthew Logan Vasquez
Does What He Wants (Record Review)

April 28, 2017

Texas Platters
Will Johnson
Hatteras Night, a Good Luck Charm (Record Review)

April 14, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Blaze Foley

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)