The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44922 Message #1216812
Posted By: AllanW
30-Jun-04 - 04:16 AM
Thread Name: John Martyn-Has his style changed over the years?
Subject: RE: John Martyn
I used to enjoy going to the annual Fairport bash at Cropredy. I even remember the first one with Richard and Linda Thompson in the rain! But for my money, the best moment of all was the year they had the good sense to invite John Martyn and Danny Thompson. They were outstanding. August 14 1987 (I even remember the date, how's that for an anorak?) There's a live tv recording - Live In Dublin - which is from about the same time, and almost the same set.
Live in Leeds is the album to have. Solid Air you should already have - naughty.
Johnny Too Bad, which The Sambles recommends, is an absolute hoot. I watched it the first time around, then watched the videotape again immediately after. Don't miss it.