When I first heard about the impending release of the “Searching for Sugar Man” documentary in 2012, I immediately sought out Sixto Rodriguez‘s music.
The track “Sugar Man” from the album “Cold Fact” stood out except for the very dated synthesizer space whirls (this was 1969 after all) which made it challenging to hold up on repeated listenings. So I took it, re-edited and remixed it to downplay the synth and get a different take on the arc of the song’s story. Here you will hear the sparse intro segue into the fuller main theme and eventually unwind, devolving into a reprise of the storyteller’s spaced-out and harrowing plea.
See references also at:
Making Connections: The Power of Place and Time
Open Source Music Remixes?! Tech and the Continual Music Stream, Part 4