The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44922   Message #904660
Posted By: Hamish
06-Mar-03 - 07:07 AM
Thread Name: John Martyn-Has his style changed over the years?
Subject: RE: John Martyn
Top man! He was on archive footage on The Old Grey Whistle Test Years (1978) last week doing I'd rather be the devil - awesome! Using lots of delay - in pre-digital delay days (I guess it was a Watkins Copicat?) But, yes, he goes from being suitably stoned, to too drunk, to pretty straightened out on a fairly regular basis. I saw him in a cleaned up state in London in the early '80s and many missed the start of his set because he was on stage on time! And he was brilliant. But you may get him in a bad phase: that's the joy of live music!?!