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Thread #44922 Message #904165
Posted By: Phil Cooper
05-Mar-03 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: John Martyn-Has his style changed over the years?
Subject: RE: John Martyn
Now, a year later, I was wondering about some other bit of John Martyn esoterica. On the album "Bless the Weather" on the song "Sugar Lump" the electric guitar part sounds an awful lot like Richard Thompson's playing style. I know Thompson is credited as playing on the album, but it also states that John Martyn was playing all the guitars. While Martyn certainly has the chops, it still sounds a lot like Thompson to me. Does anyone know? Or, care to speculate? I know the fate of nations does not rest on this.
Linda, if you're still around reading this, I saw John Martyn in Chicago in 1983. He was, indeed heavily hitting the booze and begging the audience to throw joints on stage. Great show, he only did three acoustic numbers, but they were some of my favorites.