Sunday, April 29, 2007

James and Red Molly

Richard Thompson is in danger of having people think his first name is "Underrated." He's an ace songwriter, an expressive vocalist, and one of the greatest guitarists - but good luck hearing him on the radio. Too dark, too much pain, never went out with a former Mouseketeer - nope, all he's got going for him is talent.

Nearly 20 years after he began his solo career, Thompson reached a new peak when his song "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" appeared on his album Rumour and Sigh. Fair lady and good thief fall in love, but tragedy intervenes... It's an old story, but a good one, and rarely has it been better told.

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