Thursday, 29 January 2009

RIP John Martyn



Or for those who prefer a more recent sound here is Deliver Me with Sister Bliss.

9 comments:

Raedwald said...

Oh bugger. Martyn has been the soundtrack of my life. He's been at all the triumphs, and all the disasters.

Right. The CDs are going on tonight on 'stack' ...

RIP mate.

lilith said...

No doubt a gifted man, Raedwald. He had self destruct on full throttle but everything else too. RIP indeed.

stanislav, a young polish plumber said...

So that’s how he does it, did it, always wondered, simpler than expected, not so much technique as just God-given synco-fucking-pation.

The Lord giveth and the Blues taketh away. Sperm to worm, womb to tomb. Across the Seas of Night to the Bright Shores of Morning. Amen.

idle said...

He was talented all right. Pity so few people knew it. At least he knew that Gilmour and Clapton knew it.

His lum reeks nae more. RIP

lilith said...

Thanks for the elegy Stan. Look after that gifted heart of yours.

Yes, Idle, easily dismissed by many.

Philipa said...

Hey Lils, I nearly did a post on this sad news but my blogging buzz is not too bright at the mo. Like Raedwald John Martyn's work has been a constant companion for a long time. He was brilliant live, did you see him? Shame he seemed such a bastard to the women in his life but good work doesn't need to be produced by 'nice' people. My fave always reminds me of a much earlier time but the danger is that people might assume I like it for more recent reasons, which I don't. The soundtrack of our life is made up of moments in which songs invariably remind us of certain places, people and even smells. For me they can't be replaced. Sadly I've only got one cd left of his, I've lost the rest of the collection and Saphire is on tape. Probably in the loft.

But I think I'll chase up 'Bless the weather' on youtube. Another fave :-)

RIP mate.

Scrobs said...

So, so sorry Lils - never realised what he did!

Age thing probably - or a surfeit of Corbieres...

Probably all three.

Calfy said...

Never heard of him.

lilith said...

Scrobs, you surprise me but perhaps you were knee deep in children in Mr Martyn's "time"...I find I am wholly ignorant of anything produced in the early 90's.

Pip, treat yourself.

Calfy, get off that bloody computer.