A Pure Drop: The life and legacy of Jeff Buckley
Echo, $32.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781760404031
Jeff Buckley is a man frozen in time, not just by virtue of being elevated into the pantheon of ‘died-too-early-rock-gods’. Before his untimely drowning in 1997, Buckley appeared to exist in a sort of musical and emotional stasis: a young fogey caught among the cultural ruins and vestiges of his estranged father, who died aged twenty-eight from a heroin overdose in 1975. It is a topic that Jeff Apter passes over but doesn’t mine in his re-released Jeff Buckley biography, A Pure Drop.