Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Richard Thompson • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (live) • 1991


Get it: I Misunderstood EP

Image: Back cover of Rumor and Sigh

2 comments:

  1. I'm wont to bandy about words like masterpiece a little more often than I really should, but in this case I have no hesitation. As close to perfection in composition and performance as one is likely to achieve in popular music. I've been lucky enough to see Thompson play this song around a dozen times over the years and my jaw has never failed to drop. A masterpiece - there, I've said it again.

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    1. Oh, man. Your "as close to perfection in composition and performance as one is likely to achieve in popular music" just nails it. I've probably seen him live only 3 or 4 times over the past 25 years and my reaction has always been the same. And the first time, at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta in the early nineties, just about knocked me out of my seat. . . .

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