Has there been a thread about John Martyn?

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Ranking them is tough. But for now I'd go (1) One World, (2) Grace & Danger, (3) Solid Air and (4) Bless The Weather. Love the man!

QuantumNoise, Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Been pretty obsessed with Martyn this year. I don't think the drum machine on One World sounds contemporary though, but that's what i love about it. It's got that primitive feel, like on There's A Riot Goin' On

Number None, Saturday, 24 September 2011 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, pretty sure drum machine isn't on Dancing -- it is on Dealer tho.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 24 September 2011 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

The drum machine is added to "Dancing" on the outtake/bootleg (yet avail. on iTunes) set Another World.

I'm a sucker for his, er, dance-y late-'70s/early-'80s songs, like that track and "Running Up The Harbour" from the Grace And Danger deluxe set.

Hold me closer, tiny blushda (Craig D.), Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it's on the deluxe remaster too

Number None, Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Didn't Do That" on Glorious Fool is a great twitchy number. But we are a long way from One World.

Euler, Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

The drum machine is added to "Dancing" on the outtake/bootleg (yet avail. on iTunes) set Another World.

I stand corrected. That stuff sounds great. May need to pick it up.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 25 September 2011 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

tylerw, Thursday, 29 September 2011 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jesus Christ

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 30 September 2011 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Bless Spotify

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

John Martyn, I did not know you until now.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ fave john martyn song of the moment. so great.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

when i got to talking to michael chapman last year he mentioned in passing that john martyn was the only person he'd ever kicked out of his house.
i would like to hear the rest of that story someday.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd be interested to hear Nick McCabe on John Martyn's new record too; pretty like minded people I figure.

― Keith Watson (kmw), Monday, May 10, 2004 10:05 PM (7 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I always heard echoes of Richard Thompson in the guitar on the early Verve records. But I guess it was Nick drake not John Martyn that had his accompaniment, RT's that is.

Stevolende, Monday, 7 May 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, verlaine's gtr sound = 50% jerry garcia, 50% richard thompson - the version of 'Sloth' on the Fairport Convention live at the LA Troubadour set is especially Television-like, tho' Sailor's LIFE always sounds to me more like FT trying to be the Velvet Underground

― Ward Fowler, Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:12 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was really reminded of Verlaine at least by the guitar you can now hear under bits of North Star Grassman & The ravens the Sandy Denny lp.

Stevolende, Monday, 7 May 2012 12:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

the guitar on dancing is just so ~sparkly~.

tubular, mondo, gnabry (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 1 September 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

durutti-esque even

blank, Saturday, 1 September 2012 02:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

god that ogwt 'one world' upthread is gorgeous

bear, bear, bear, Saturday, 1 September 2012 10:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

durutti-esque even

Jerry-esque is more like it.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 2 September 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

when i got to talking to michael chapman last year he mentioned in passing that john martyn was the only person he'd ever kicked out of his house.
i would like to hear the rest of that story someday.

― one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, May 7, 2012 1:55 AM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 3 September 2012 05:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

never heard this guy before! he's amazing...

listening to Inside Out

not sure what kinda music this is...only thing that kinda pings are the weirder Tim Buckley albums...

captain angeroo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

get One World, Solid Air, and Bless the Weather right now!

Number None, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, those and live at leeds. the ones with his wife are solid too, though more on the straight-up folk tip.

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Stormbringer

ryan, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FNSAHUM/ref=dm_ty_trk

Amazon selling the 17 disc as mp3download, £7.49 (at time of this message)

Mark G, Monday, 7 October 2013 09:38 (11 months ago) Permalink

yow, good deal, gotta be a mistake, right? doesn't seem to be available in the usa :(
listened to sunday's child last week -- great record, if a bit all over the place. found myself wondering: "who the hell does this guy think he is?!"

tylerw, Monday, 7 October 2013 15:00 (11 months ago) Permalink

The only thing about this is that there's no 'ebook' or suchlike, and all the MP3s seem to have the same Album Title for the idb tags.

Still, that's sort-outable..

Mark G, Monday, 7 October 2013 15:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

Weirdly, 'Couldn't Love You More' has been popping up on various m8s fb/twitter feeds, incredible song...just took a punt on the Glorious Fool LP (£3 from a fruit/veg/record shop in New Cross)...might take a bit of getting into this...

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 7 October 2013 17:47 (11 months ago) Permalink

yow, good deal, gotta be a mistake, right? doesn't seem to be available in the usa :(
listened to sunday's child last week -- great record, if a bit all over the place. found myself wondering: "who the hell does this guy think he is?!"

― tylerw, Monday, October 7, 2013 4:00 PM (2 days ago)

Both links now dead so must have been a mistake.

I bought the Amazon one as it automatically added to my Cloud Player on Monday and told some friends about it but both Google Play and Amazon are no longer selling the MP3s.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 9 October 2013 06:52 (11 months ago) Permalink

^ crazy scenes on Hastings beach with Big John

gotta lol geir (NickB), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 16:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

middle of the day and the whole town looks pissed

gotta lol geir (NickB), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 16:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

listening to 1987's piece by piece for the first time, thought i was in for an ugly horror show after the first track but some of it is very nice. even if at points it does sound like john has wandered in on some bloke playing around with a dx7 and decided to sing along.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 12 May 2014 17:59 (4 months ago) Permalink


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