History Music / NickDrake

13th Oct '17 4:56:20 PM dlchen145
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One of the more influential [[FolkMusic folk singer]] song writers in recent memory. Nick was an independent British musician who died tragically young, from an overdose of antidepressants, in an apparent suicide. Never achieving popular success, [[VindicatedByHistory his reputation grew]] [[DeadArtistsAreBetter after his death]]. Some of his best-known songs include "Things Behind the Sun", "Northern Sky" and "Pink Moon" (which was [[RevivalByCommercialization used for a car commercial]]). His songwriting was of such high quality that ''everything'' in his small body of work is worth hearing. All his albums can be found on Spotify.

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One of the more influential [[FolkMusic folk singer]] song writers in recent memory. Nick Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake (19 June 1948 25 November 1974) was an independent British musician who died tragically young, from an overdose of antidepressants, in an apparent suicide. Never achieving popular success, [[VindicatedByHistory his reputation grew]] [[DeadArtistsAreBetter after his death]]. Some of his best-known songs include "Things Behind the Sun", "Northern Sky" and "Pink Moon" (which was [[RevivalByCommercialization used for a car commercial]]). His songwriting was of such high quality that ''everything'' in his small body of work is worth hearing. All his albums can be found on Spotify.
11th Mar '17 10:02:01 AM DavidDelony
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** ''Bryter Layter'' added soem jazz textures to the arrangements.

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** ''Bryter Layter'' added soem some jazz textures to the arrangements.
11th Mar '17 10:01:13 AM DavidDelony
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Pink Moon'' featured none of the orchestration on his first two albums, being performed completely on acoustic guitar with the exception of an overdubbed piano on the title track.

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* NewSoundAlbum: NewSoundAlbum:
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''Pink Moon'' featured none of the orchestration on his first two albums, being performed completely on acoustic guitar with the exception of an overdubbed piano on the title track.track.
** ''Bryter Layter'' added soem jazz textures to the arrangements.
16th Aug '16 7:10:34 PM gewunomox
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His big sister, Gabrielle Drake, is an actress, probably best known for TV's ''Series/{{UFO}}''. (Indeed, when Nick was alive, what little attention he did get from the press often referred to him as Gabrielle's brother.) In recent years, as Nick's reputation has grown, she has devoted a considerable amount of time to managing his music and seeing to the release of recordings that never made it onto his albums. She can be heard singing on his posthumous ''Family Tree'', as can their mother, Molly. Molly Drake was a singer and songwriter as well; though she apparently never intended to release any of the recordings she made in the 1950s, in 2013 an album of her music, ''Molly Drake'', was released. Joe Boyd, Nick's producer, called Molly's music "the missing link in the Nick Drake story."

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His big sister, Gabrielle Drake, is an actress, probably best known for TV's ''Series/{{UFO}}''. (Indeed, when Nick was alive, what little attention he did get from the press often referred to him as Gabrielle's brother.) In recent years, as Nick's reputation has grown, she has devoted a considerable amount of time to managing his music and seeing to the release of recordings that never made it onto his albums. She can be heard singing on his posthumous ''Family Tree'', as can their mother, Molly. Molly Drake was a singer and songwriter as well; though she apparently never intended to release any of the recordings she made in the 1950s, 1950's, in 2013 an album of her music, ''Molly Drake'', was released. Joe Boyd, Nick's producer, called Molly's music "the missing link in the Nick Drake story."

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* PerishingAltRockVoice: The TropeCodifier, if not a TropeMaker.
* RepurposedPopSong: "Pink Moon" was used in a Volkswagen ad, and AT&T used "From The Morning" in a 2010 commercial.
* SingleStanzaSong: "Harvest Breed"
* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of Music/TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, and Peter Buck of Music/{{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Drake's music is generally quite intricate, with Baroque guitar playing techniques and often similarly competent accompaniment, so he does not really fit this trope for the most part. However, ''Pink Moon'' is a lot more stripped-back compared to the previous two albums (cf. NewSoundAlbum above). The recording of "Place To Be" on Pink Moon might be a good example of this trope. On earlier versions, he fingerpicks it intricately, but on the album, he mostly just strums it. This is sometimes said to be a sign of his lack of enthusiasm, but it is more likely just because he found it easier to play.

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* PerishingAltRockVoice: The TropeCodifier, if not a TropeMaker.
{{Trope Maker|s}}.
* RepurposedPopSong: "Pink Moon" was used in a Volkswagen ad, and AT&T used "From The the Morning" in a 2010 commercial.
* SingleStanzaSong: "Harvest Breed"
Breed".
* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of Music/TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, Music/BethOrton, and Peter Buck of Music/{{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt Creator/BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A in a Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.
him.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Drake's music is generally quite intricate, with Baroque guitar playing techniques and often similarly competent accompaniment, so he does not really fit this trope for the most part. However, ''Pink Moon'' is a lot more stripped-back stripped back compared to the previous two albums (cf. NewSoundAlbum above). The recording of "Place To to Be" on Pink Moon might be a good example of this trope. On earlier versions, he fingerpicks it intricately, but on the album, he mostly just strums it. This is sometimes said to be a sign of his lack of enthusiasm, but it is more likely just because he found it easier to play.
4th Jun '16 6:29:36 PM gewunomox
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* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of Music/TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, and Peter Buck of {{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.

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* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of Music/TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, and Peter Buck of {{REM}} Music/{{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.
20th Apr '16 6:19:35 AM aye_amber
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* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, and Peter Buck of {{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.

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* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of TheCure, Music/TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, and Peter Buck of {{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.
3rd Mar '15 2:01:49 PM LongLiveHumour
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* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, and Peter Buck of {{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for {{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.

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* TheMuse: Drake is cited as an influence by a truly staggering number of musicians, when you consider how small his fanbase was when he was alive. Robert Smith of TheCure, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy), BethOrton, and Peter Buck of {{REM}} are probably the most famous. BradPitt is a fan, and narrated the documentary ''Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake'' for {{BBC}} Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2. "Solid Air" by John Martyn and "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy were written as tributes to him.
12th Jan '15 10:59:24 PM FingerPuppet
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* MinisculeRocking: Most songs on ''Pink Moon'' are below the three minute mark.



* RevivalByCommercialization: See RepurposedPopSong above.
21st Nov '14 7:32:37 PM DavidDelony
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Added DiffLines:

* BaroquePop: His first two albums.
14th Nov '14 12:45:37 PM 16teeth
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* WordOfSaintPaul: {{Averted}} in the case of his sister, Gabrielle. She has made it clear that she does not believe she has any special insight into the meaning of Nick's work.
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