Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights

We went to my sister’s house in Antipolo (a suburb of Manila) during the Independence Day long weekend. I have nothing to do much there since there’s no Internet connection and all, so I dusted off my DVD collection I left there when my wife & I decided to live in the city. I found my Richard Thompson DVD when he played the Austin City Limits show. It showcased the whole concert, not just the 30 minutes of performance featured in the said TV show. It reminded me how much I worshipped this guy’s guitar playing. The set was half acoustic and the other half electric. With him was a guy on an upright bass and a drummer. That’s it! But this guy rocked the audience like no other. So upon returning to the city, I immediately put on the Shoot Out the Lights CD. This record still kicks my ass, not the ass kicking I get with say ENT but a different kind of kick altogether.

He recorded this album with his wife, alternating vocal duties through out. It was originally released back in 1982 when their marriage was on the brink of disaster. But the songs here were written 1 or 2 years prior so there’s not much of a strain here. There are also hints of Fairport Convention, his former band, especially on Back Street Slide.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.


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6 comments:

bunnyboy said...

I know it isn't too punk rock or anything, but I do love this album. Thanks for putting it up. I worked for this really "folky" guy, and he played Richard Thompson all the time. At first it made me gag, but after a while, well, I started to like it, and then I saw him live a couple of times, and now, this is one of my fave albums.

thnks again

Season Hurts said...

I got into him at first coz of Bob Mould :P, Workbook is one sweet album. Though a bit late, i checked out Beeswing on Youtube and was blown away by the man's passionate singing. Thanks for posting this btw, check out my blog suppressedculture.blogspot.com.

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yeah! this is classic

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