PopMatters : Dave Bixby: Ode to Quetzalcoatl / Harbinger: Second Coming Review

“For collectors of the downer/loner folk movement of the late ’60s, mostly recorded by regional artists on private press labels, the solo debut from Michigan garage rocker-turned-born-again Xian Dave Bixby is their “Butcher Cover”, going for upwards of $2,000 on eBay. Carefully remastered from a mint-condition vinyl pressing, as no master tapes exist of this haunting 1969 gem of an album, Ode to Quetzalcoatl sounds more arresting than ever. Recorded after he spent a year playing solo and experimenting with LSD, Bixby laid down this album in a living room with the bare bones of amenities. Supported with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, the occasional flute, harmonica and the echo of his voice against a reel-to-reel tape machine, Bixby relies on the strength of his deeply faithful lyrics rooted in the Book of Revelations and the artist’s own personal drug-fueled Armageddon to carry his songs through the night.”

Read the full review at PopMatters.

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