Pete, did you watch the BBC4 doc about John Mayall's Bluesbreakers the other night, class stuff? Loads of old and new footage of Clapton, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Jones talking and playing.
I texted Daithi about it and he was watching John Mayer on Live at Abbey Road on More4 for half an hour before he twigged!
BBC4 music docs are absolutely top notch - Hibernia Folk was one of the best music Docs I've seen period.
[quote:818f1bc838="drakeguild"]Gotta be Nick Drake/Tom Jenkinson for me.[/quote:818f1bc838]
What, you want to be a social cripple who was permanently stoned, who gigs consisted of him trying to get his guitar in tune for 45 minutes whilst people chatted louded at the bar, and who then topped himself?
[quote:0733771643="tinpot anto"]Pete, did you watch the BBC4 doc about John Mayall's Bluesbreakers the other night, class stuff?[/quote:0733771643]
Yeah, I have it on DVD, recorded from when it was first broadcast at the time of that 70th birthday gig. The thing that always amazed me about that man, more than his own great talents as a blues musician, is the way he spots and nutures talent in others, brings the best out of people and knows when to let them move on. The list of musicians that have been through the Bluesbreakers is scary.
The Rock Family Trees program that was on before it was great too, highlighting how incestuous that whole british R&B scene was in the 60s. Lots of interview footage with Ginger Baker, which was great.
BBC4 is class, there was a great George Clinton bio on not too long ago as well.
I was really surprised to see how good Mick Jones is at the old Blues geetar! I'd always rated him as competent, but he's a real inventive talent, have to look out some stuff from him. John himself never really did a lot for me, I find him a bit whiney and generic "white-blues" but you can't take away from the talent he has helped along the road!
Those Friday night docs on BBC4 really make a Friday Tele night something special.
[quote:c531fa4d85="feline1"][quote:c531fa4d85="drakeguild"]Gotta be Nick Drake/Tom Jenkinson for me.[/quote:c531fa4d85]
What, you want to be a social cripple who was permanently stoned, who gigs consisted of him trying to get his guitar in tune for 45 minutes whilst people chatted louded at the bar, and who then topped himself?[/quote:c531fa4d85]
I think he probably chose Nick Drake because of his guitar work and lyrics. I take it you where at Nicks gigs and knew him well? You sound like you do.
[quote:d1eb26f852="Speed Demon"]Shaz Tinpot.[/quote:d1eb26f852][quote:d1eb26f852="tinpot anto"]Is that tempered by your respect for her courage and determination in putting up with the rest of us chancers! :lol:[/quote:d1eb26f852]Listening to Sharon genuinely made me realise how much better I could be, if I worked harder. Now I'm better than I was, but still trying.
joni mitchell. currently, i am loving most 'the hissing of summer lawns', but caught a few tracks from 'blue' on the album show on radio ulster last night and will have to return to incessantly blasting that for a while. i was building up a fab vinyl collection of her stuff from hector's house and it closed before i'd entirely cleared their selection of stuff :(
This is such a cliche, but for me it's gotta be the beatles.
Because if it wasn't for my parents always listening to them all the time when i was a kid i might be into like... dance music or something.
Frank Zappa (RIP),Neil Peart,Terry Bozzio, Virgil Donati,Roger Taylor,Brian May,Tiny Tim (RIP),Ivor Cutler (RIP),Billy Sheehan,Mike Oldfield, Bill Bruford, Robert Frip, Brian Irvine & finally myself. I mentioned all of the important ones that most of you forgot to, go me :P
Why has nobody mentioned Marty Friedman, Chuck Schulinder (RIP), John Zorn & Burt Bacharach? Is it because they're all jewish? On that note Iam glad to see nobody has mentioned Buddy Rich, one of the worlds most over rated and mudane drummers of all time, Gene Krupa and Max Roach whiz all over him, the only thing I can say in favour of Buddy Rich is that without him, there'd probabily be no Neil Peart.
Yet more unsung heros: Pip Pile (RIP), Scott Walker,Gilson Lavis (I've had the privellage of seeing him live :-) ), Living Colour, [b:a7c51609ff]SIR[/b:a7c51609ff]George Martin,Bella Fleck & Tony Levin (again both jewish), Dave Matthews,Warren Zevon (another talented jew),Yanni, his drummer Charlie Adams, Bumblefoot, Buckethead, Alex Harvey (RIP)