Nice Rory article in PopMatters

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Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby roryfan » 11 Sep 2011, 01:18

A real nice review and Rory history piece from PopMatters
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/146 ... blueprint/

Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher / Deuce / Live! in Europe / Blueprint
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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby asdesas » 11 Sep 2011, 06:58

This is great, thanks for posting!

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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby Sinner Girl » 11 Sep 2011, 19:54

This great article , thank you ;) ;)
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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby asdesas » 15 Sep 2011, 03:31

Y'know, this article contains something that has bugged me over the years. I've seen it many times--a writer comparing Rory's voice and vocal style to Clapton's. Is it just me, or are their voices--and their use of them--in fact not alike at all??? Rory's use of his voice is just like his use of guitar--a primal, passionate expression, truly a soul finding voice. Clapton's... this is not to diss him at all, because I love his voice, but it's somehow tame to my ears, measured and elegant like his guitar playing. Again, this is not a diss--Eric's voice IMO perfectly complements his guitar playing, as Rory's voice did his own. But are they similar? Not by a long shot, to me anyway.

Maybe it's a vestige of the "old days" when Rory was not so covered by the US press; it was almost like they had to drag Clapton's name into it to somehow give Rory "credibility." I don't think he needs to be compared to anyone--and he probably wouldn't have liked it anyway, unless you were comparing him to Bill Broonzy or Blind Boy Fuller.

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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby bottleneckblues77 » 15 Sep 2011, 04:28

I totally agree. I think if there is a likeness at all it's because they both grew up listening to Lonnie Donegan and any of the other Skiffle singers rather than Rory sounding like Clapton they both inherited some vocal inflection styles from the British and Irish bands that brought American music into their musical sphere. I picked up a great 10 CD set of Skiffle in Salzburg, Austria of all places this past summer and could hear a bit of Rory's vocal style in some of those earlier artists (not to mention his American music influences).
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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby innuendo » 15 Sep 2011, 23:39

the more i'm reading about the blues-the more i dislike clapton-he's so overrated
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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby bottleneckblues77 » 16 Sep 2011, 00:48

innuendo wrote:the more i'm reading about the blues-the more i dislike clapton-he's so overrated


I was the same way for a number of years - but I do appreciate how he hasn't forsaken his influences and kept some of the older blues artists in the limelight. That I respect - but after reading his biography I did think he was quite a tool until I finally came around this past couple of years.
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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby Sinner Girl » 21 Sep 2011, 15:13

innuendo wrote:the more i'm reading about the blues-the more i dislike clapton-he's so overrated


I never iike clapton , I appreciate his work, but never like his performance he so cold when he perform , and like he doing his work without passion .
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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby asdesas » 21 Sep 2011, 15:38

bottleneckblues77 wrote:
innuendo wrote:the more i'm reading about the blues-the more i dislike clapton-he's so overrated


I was the same way for a number of years - but I do appreciate how he hasn't forsaken his influences and kept some of the older blues artists in the limelight. That I respect - but after reading his biography I did think he was quite a tool until I finally came around this past couple of years.


I'd never deny his talents, and I'm sure he is very passionate, but the way he shows his passion just doesn't reach me. It did, up to and including Live Cream Vol 2 (his best, most fiery guitar work IMO), but he's left me flat for years. Too "lite beer commercial"-sounding for me. I know the talent is there, and respect it, and am glad he keeps making nods to his influences, but he's just too "smooth" for my Tastes.

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Re: Nice Rory article in PopMatters

Postby Sinner Girl » 21 Sep 2011, 15:53

asdesas wrote:
bottleneckblues77 wrote:
innuendo wrote:the more i'm reading about the blues-the more i dislike clapton-he's so overrated


I was the same way for a number of years - but I do appreciate how he hasn't forsaken his influences and kept some of the older blues artists in the limelight. That I respect - but after reading his biography I did think he was quite a tool until I finally came around this past couple of years.


I'd never deny his talents, and I'm sure he is very passionate, but the way he shows his passion just doesn't reach me. It did, up to and including Live Cream Vol 2 (his best, most fiery guitar work IMO), but he's left me flat for years. Too "lite beer commercial"-sounding for me. I know the talent is there, and respect it, and am glad he keeps making nods to his influences, but he's just too "smooth" for my Tastes.

Regards,
Richard


Yeee maybe i wrong express my words about clapton but you wright Richard his passion doesn't reach me when he played. i love him with Cream.
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