I’ve gone whole hog on Gene Clark (best anthology: American Dreamer), rotating through the stages of romantic withdrawal with my ears in his hands. Clark’s voice is plaintive but never lacks dignity.
Finally, my dimwitted attempt at amiable contact: Tried So Hard. Swell, now I know … something.
Harold Eugene Clark was a far more miserable bugger than me, as you’ll find in that excellent website. He was a real Missourian—a hard-luck player who never bellyached, even when a trench ulcer was pitting his stomach.
Watch him struggle in this late-career performance of Tried So Hard. Somehow he manages to come through. An inspiration to all damaged Americans who try hard.