Another day another dolour, I’m in the mood for some Blues today and being fresh off my Stiff trip I thought I’d start with an English Bluesman. Eric Clapton or Peter Green? Not an easy choice, but I’ve come down on the side of Peter Green for today’s feature album. After all, BB King and John Mayall are big fans of his playing …
BB King said of Peter Green:
the only guitar player to make me sweat
John Mayall, in response to Mike Vernon inquiry “Where’s Eric Clapton?”, as he was about to produce the 1967 John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers album “A Hard Road”:
He’s not with us anymore, he left us a few weeks ago … Don’t worry, we got someone better.
I don’t know which came first, thinking about writing 12 Bars Blue or listening to Ian Dury’s New Boots and Panties on vinyl yesterday, but I seem to be in the mood for UK Pub Rock and New Wave music.
So today it’s been all Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe … ah, the second half of the ’70s when the albums were Stiff, not the knees!
I’ve purged everything and started again.
This has absolutely nothing to do with a botched upgrade from MySQL 4.0 to 5.0.