|A friend of mine has a father who's name is Andy Wallace. Wallace is a producer, mixer extraordinaire. He's worked on many great bands' albums. He's the producer of 'Grace." When Buckley played in Boston in '95 or '96, my future wife and I went to see him play. Our friend, whose dad produced "Grace" got us in to meet Jeff after his performance. Really a welcoming fellow. He smoked some of my cigarettes and he shared some of his wine with us. He called Andy Wallace "The Fist" because of his no-nonsense work ethic, I guess. I also met Jeff Buckley's mother when she did a tour of his music and life after he died. That's all I got concerning Jeff Buckley stories.
Posted: 4/10/2010 9:21:35 PM
On a side note, you should check out Andy Wallace's work. I believe he even received a Grammy nod for his work on a Rage Against the Machine album(not that Grammys mean garbage). The dude has worked with, Blind Melon(he's on the back cover of the album, "Soup."), Soul Asylum, White Zombie, mixed Nirvana's "Nevermind", blah blah blah. His son, Jesse, has become a very accomplished drummer without riding on the coat tails of his father's success in the music business. Very reputable if you ask me.
I know almost nothing about Leonard Cohen. He doesn't interest me for some reason. Although, his song, "Suzanne" is quite great. His version of "Halelujah" is campy compared to Buckley's even though he wrote it. Here's Cohen's version of it: