The Buoys Timothy
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Hailing from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, this quintet had the benefit of the Rupert Holmes' composition, "Timothy" to launch their Top 40 career. This compilation features their Scepter LP and 45s tracks.
- 2.Give Up Your Guns
- 3.Sunny Days / Memories
- 4.Tell Me Heaven Is Here
- 5.The Price Of Thieves
- 9.Streams Together
- 10.Good Lovin'
- 11.Pittsburgh Steel
- 12.Absent Friend
- 13.These Days
- 14.Sunny Days / Memories
- 15.Don't Try To Run
- 17.Look Back America
- 18.Liza's Last Ride
The Buoys: Billy Kelly (vocals); Chris Hanlon (guitar); Fran Brozena (keyboards); Gerry Hludzik (bass); Carl Siracuse (drums).
This is highly produced midtempo pop/rock, with flutes, horns, and other attributes that didn't have a lot to do with rock & roll. Apart from "Timothy" -- one of the strangest "death songs" ever to grace the charts, about three miners trapped in a cave who resort to cannibalism -- which at least has a sort of beat, the material here is largely pseudo-sophisticated pop/rock with arty pretensions. The flowery compositions ("Sunny Days/Memories," "The Prince of Thieves," etc.) come complete with prominent string sections and flutes, and the occasional guitar run and prominent drum roll (just to remind people that this is a rock band they're listening to). These 18 songs comprise The Buoys' entire history on Sceptre and Polydor. ~ Bruce Eder
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- Sales Rank: 316
- UPC: 090431051320
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