The Buoys (LP, Album). Scepter Records, Scepter Records. SPS 24001, SPS-24001. The Buoys - Give Up Your Guns (Full Length) 6:25. The Buoys - Timothy (p) 1971 2:50.
Timothy" is a song written by Rupert Holmes and recorded by The Buoys in 1970. It presents the unnerving story of three men trapped in a collapsed mine, two of whom apparently resort to cannibalism, eating the third-the eponymous character Timothy. It managed to reach the . Billboard Top 40 chart on April 17, 1971, remaining on the chart for eight weeks, peaking at as listed in The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn.
On December 27th, 1970 "Timothy" by the Buoys entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on April 25th, 1971 it peaked at (for 2 weeks) and also spent 17 weeks on the Top 10. .I have the autographs of all the band members. They signed the album cover at a reunion in Kingston,Pa. where the band members came from. The drummer Cris Hanlon still lives in the area.
Trapped in a mine what had caved in And everyone knows the only ones left Were Joe and me and Tim. When they broke through to pull us free The only ones left to tell the tale Was Joe and me. Timothy, Timothy Where on earth did you go? Timothy, Timothy God why don't I know? Hungry as hell no food to eat And Joe said that he would sell his soul For just a piece of meat
Album Intro： The bouncy pop-rock of this Pennsylvania band yielded the smash Timothy and the hit Give Up Your Guns (both penned by Rupert Holmes) in 1971. Here's the original Scepter LP with those two plus Bloodknot; Dreams; These Days; Absent Friend, and 12 more! 1. Timothy 2. Give Up Your Guns 3. Sunny Days/Memories 4. Tell Me Heaven Is Here 5. The Prince Of Thieves 6. Castles 7. Bloodknot 8. Tomorrow 9. Streams Together 10. Good Lovin' 11. Pitsburgh Steel 12.
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Apart from "Timothy" - one of the strangest "death songs" ever to grace the charts, about three miners trapped in a cave who resort to cannibalism - which at least has a sort of beat, the material here is largely pop/rock with arty pretensions
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Written-By – Rupert Holmes
|B||It Feels Good
Written-By – Wayne Branham
- Orchestrated By, Conductor – Howard Reeves
- Producer – Michael Wright
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