Musings on the byways of popular culture
16/02/2018 by Gatz 14 Comments
16/02/2018 at 00:42
I’m going to suggest that Jerome is a better drummer than RT guitarist.
16/02/2018 at 08:46
I’m not a musician and not qualified to comment on the technical merits of either, but Thommo on a strat makes a more thrilling noise than any other man and instrument I have ever heard. Mike Jerome has been a superb addition to the band sound over the last decade or so. He seems to drive the sound on rather than anchor it as Dave Mattacks and others have done in the past.
16/02/2018 at 00:48
Ernie ernie ernie……
16/02/2018 at 00:55
Horribler than anything else ever.
Lodestone of Wrongness says
16/02/2018 at 15:26
Possibly not as bad as that Gary, but all the same pretty effing bad! (And I love RT)
16/02/2018 at 17:31
Ah, you see this is peak Thommo to me. We’re all guilty of making absurd statements about favourite sounds – as good as it gets, better than sex, if you don’t like this you don’t like music – that’s where I am with this (and why I resisted including further description in the OP).
Colin H says
16/02/2018 at 12:19
It’s not his most musically interesting solo but it’s a great way to see how he does some of his distinctive tropes – the shimmering, droney ‘wobble’ on two strings, for instance, to create tension.
hubert rawlinson says
16/02/2018 at 14:36
Or there’s this
16/02/2018 at 16:53
His best solo is, IMHO, a toss up between Put It There Pal and Poor Will & the Jolly Hangman. On reflection the latter as more substance than flash. Interestingly, he has never failed to cock it up live, including Cropredy last summer.. (The “live” version on Live at the Hollywood Troubadour isn’t……)
16/02/2018 at 17:33
‘Poor Will’ – that’s more like it. Is it me or is there a similarity between the solo section of PW&TJH and the second half of ‘If There Is Something’ by Roxy Music?
Lando Cakes says
16/02/2018 at 21:38
I think my own favourite is the version of Night Comes In on (guitar, vocal).
16/02/2018 at 21:44
And here it is. Perfect late night listening, I suggest.
16/02/2018 at 22:57
I really DON’T like listening to lengthy guitar solos outside the context of the song they belong to. I’ve absolutely no idea which song of his this was from (maybe it was a cover – even more annoying) and, despite being an admirer of RT’s guitar skills I found it a rather boring listen. Lots of nice impressive tricks etc. but low on interest to a non-player such as myself.
I only persevered to the end in the hope they’d get back to the melody and I might recognise it. Whoever put the clip up on YouTube cut it off before then.
Baron Harkonnen says
17/02/2018 at 04:14
I’ve decided Richie T.’s (rather large) portion of my CD/LP collection will be among those in my purge. I just can’t listen to his voice anymore.
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