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Thread #126718   Message #2820563
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
24-Jan-10 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
From: GUEST,guest - Jim Younger - PM
Date: 24 Jan 10 - 03:10 PM


...an interesting point was raised earlier about trying to copy (or learning, should I say?) ND's guitar style. Like trying to play Nic Jones, it rarely works (never, for me, I should say, but I still have a go)...


Oh,   pleeze !!!

Mentioning Nick Drake's guitar syle in the same breath as Nic Jones' is like comparing William Shatner's acting to Dustin Hoffman's.

Drake's specialty was noodling around aimlessly in obscure tunings, I defy anybody to point to a specific example of his recorded guitar work and say, "genius", in the same way as, for example, you could point to Nic Jones' accompaniment on "Canadee-I-O", which for certain will never be successfully emulated, by anybody, anywhere, anytime.