Tuesday, April 30, 2019


It's great that some of these fellows who were great players, and who made hits for other artists as studio help, managed to put out enough records under their own names to survive the test of time. 

Chris Spedding played simple parts perfectly and with fabulous attention to tone. It's one thing to be a Danny Gatton, filling the musical bars with dots. There's nothing wrong with that. Look at charts from Bird or 'Trane. Those guys were on another level as far as melodic invention was concerned. It's another thing to provide the notes that fit like perfect puzzle pieces, concentrate on the simple expression of the musical idea, and create tone that really touches people. Chris, Mick Ralphs, Mick Ronson, tone was their pallet. 

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