From the moment he hits the strings … KAPOW!!!
The Hall of Tasty
Phil Cunningham meets Mark Knopfler for a nice chat. From the BBC show ArtWorks, shown May 10 2010. In three parts.
Was at a friend’s place on Saturday night who put the awesome Paris, Texas movie soundtrack on while we were sitting by the fire. Had to come back and find me some more Ry. Here is the inimitable Ry Cooder playing Dark End of the Street in 1977 on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test. Superb slide, sublime strat etc etc
A classic interview with Eric Clapton at the height of his powers in 1968. The formal tone of the interviewer is a bit awkward but he gets Eric to cover some good stuff including how he works his tone controls, dynamics, vibrato, the infamous “woman tone”, stock phrases and music as an outlet of emotion. Somebody please tell EC to play an SG again.