The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36737   Message #509134
Posted By: Phil Cooper
17-Jul-01 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Solid Air (John Martyn)
Subject: RE: Nick Drake / John Martyn / Solid Air
Yes, every interview/article I've read about John Martyn mentions this. I believe that there's the chorus of Solid Air on the 4 LP box set of Nick's recordings that Island release in the late '70's, printed on the booklet (give me an excuse to check out my copy again). I think in these days, Nick Drake would have been diagnosed with depression and I think that's the gist of John Martyn's song. I understand that John Martyn doesn't talk much about Nick Drake these days, understandably. My interpretation of the words is that it's more of a mood song, than a linear song. Sort wishing to help, but knowing there's not much you can do.