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Sunday, June 12, 2016
John Ford - No Talkin'
John Ford, UK, guitarist in a number of bands over the years - Strawbs, Blackmore's Night, Hudson Ford plus.
album is 100% instrumental, with many tracks hinting to the sound of
the UK 60's instrumental bands.
The album’s cover is telling as every string plucked here belongs
to a Fender, the only implicit thing about the record being the homage
it pays to THE SHADOWS. This becomes obvious once the muscular chord of
“The Reaper” starts hugging its gently rippling strum. Ringing in the
years, its echo takes Ford down the memory lane, as no matter how long
John’s been living on the other side of the Pond, the reminiscences he
puts in “Granny Takes A Trip” still bear an imprint of foggy-eyed
English psychedelia and “Tomorrow’s World” contrasts its futuristic self
with an air of nostalgia, while out of the title cut the same axe
carves a prime example of surf rock. The veteran also introduces exotic
flavors to the mix, although the acoustic undercurrent makes the
retro-jazz of “Looking For Django” and Mariachi-shaped “Spanish Jive”
sound so cinematic they come out deliberately humorous.
the delicately swinging “36-34-36” provides a skeletal rock bottom to it
all, “Dead Ending” grooves wildly – it’s so infectious, no words are
needed, indeed. Music does all the talkin’ here, and this conversation
that lasts less than half an hour speaks volumes of its creator’s
foot/finger tapping tunes & some beautiful melodies - if you have
headphones on, I challenge you to listen to the track titled Joyce's
Song and not succumb to the urge to stop what you're doing, sit back,
close your eyes & dream of clouds.
01. The Reaper [02:50] 02. Spanish Jive [02:20] 03. No Talkin' [02:41] 04. Tomorrow's World [03:31] 05. Granny Takes a Trip [03:16] 06. Looking for Django [02:27] 07. Joyce's Song [03:15] 08. 36-24-36 [02:19] 09. Lost Horizon [02:41] 10. Dead Ending [02:31] nochat
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Am a musicholic - I'm 52 -- I heard my first Ventures song in '66 and have been a fan of twang ever since. Of course all the other guitar gods were added over the years, along with a lot of other great music. I have been a DJ in my younger years on air -- WPFW and in clubs and currently produce a local television show about the performing arts.