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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, point me to it- I didn't know Mayall ever played with them, though I know Clapton was on a couple Bluesbreakers records...

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No, you're right. I'm so unfamiliar with the album that I confused it with the Yardbirds, which is another group I know zero about. Laughing The one I meant was Eric Clapton with the Blues Breakers, and Page wasn't with them, but McVie was. duh.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I've always meant to check that one out but never got around to it. There's so much good stuff out there. I could decide to not listen to anything that came out after 1980 for the rest of my life and still never run out of great albums that I've never heard. After 1980 might be a different story though Smile

Bare Wires is a Mayall album I like a lot... kind of his Satanic Majesty's.... you know, the fruity experimental album that you try to disown later in your career.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I often like fruity experimental stuff. I'll check it out. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bare Wires is a Mayall album I like a lot... kind of his Satanic Majesty's.... you know, the fruity experimental album that you try to disown later in your career.


I'm listening to Bare Wires for the first time. It's one of the strangest things - not the music, but the songwriting - it breaks all the rules. He's got no songwriting chops, but the sincerity carries him through. I think it's a bit of a one-off. You can't learn it. It's like learning to be Forrest Gump.

Strange and beautiful stuff. I really like it. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee, that Bare Wires album is g-o-o-d. I owe you a beer.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I esteem the way he writes, but I can't emulate it. If I did, I'd be like Paul Newman in the movies. Newman was a great actor, but he often took parts that portrayed a dumb guy. He was way too intelligent to make it look convincing. Mayall comes across in that Bare Wires suite like a guy that couldn't structure song beyond rhyming pairs if his life was hanging in the balance. But it really, really works. I'd love to be able to do it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gee, that Bare Wires album is g-o-o-d. I owe you a beer.


Nah, you would have found it eventually. It's one of those things that just has it's place in time. You can just smell the 1968 all over it. Like Canned Heat's Livin' the Blues (also worth at least one listen), it comes off like a product of white bloozers getting into acid, trying to expand on what had always been considered a "limited" genre. "Maaaaan, what if the blooze was wiiiiide open??"
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I love what the blues did to English musicians. I think Cream was really, really interesting - and more than interesting - really moving. Now we're going to do a psychedelic tune. Now we're going to do a blues. Now we're going to do a crossover psychdelic blues. Constantly interesting.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow this thread has some of the old greats from the good old days of the forum listing influences here... Guess I'll drop in who I'm really trying to tap into the talent level of lately...

Jason Isbell
Brandi Carlile (the whole band writes good stuff)
Guy Clark (RIP Sad )
Ryan Adams
Bill Anderson (wrote many of the best country songs I've ever heard)
Paul Overstreet
Norman Blake
Taylor Goldsmith (frontman for Dawes)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was checking to see what /whom i voted for , ? but can't find it , i remember this topic , but must have abstained from posting ?

so , better vote now Razz

Carol King

Bernie Taupin / Elton John , i put Mr. Taupin first because i don't think much of any of Elton's songs that were NOT written by Bernie .

Mick Jagger

can't think of any more right now Razz

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