On The Turntable: Dave Bixby's Ode To Quetzalcoatl May 29 2018
There are genre records and then there are records that define a genre. Dave Bixby's legendary 1969 self-released Ode To Quetzalcoatl is definitely the latter. Perhaps the purest and exact distillation of "loner-folk."
Following the break up of his psychedelic garage-rock groups and subsequent LSD experimentation, Bixby recorded Ode To Quetzalcoatl on an echo-drenched 4 track. The album plays out like the solo journey of a man struggling to find meaning in life with nothing but his haunting voice and an acoustic guitar, stripped bare for all to see. Essential for fans of dark, deeply burnt songwriting.