Found this interesting site which, amongst others, has scans etc. of John's involvement with The Gods. One link is "dead" and I'll try and find an alternative. Scroll down almost to the end and you'll find it.
"John was left handed, but played right handed bass with a pick. He changed his strings daily, to keep his sound precise. His lyrical, melodic style was greatly influenced by Paul McCartney, whom he had to good fortune to meet while in the Juniors.."
Post by nobodyspecial on Dec 14, 2011 21:54:54 GMT
He was an excellent bass player - I saw him in Carmen when they were the 'warm-up' for JT. I remember while photographing JT in his first year with them, I was backstage and said to him, "your bass playing sounded great", he looked at me, soaked with sweat, exhausted, and said, "I hope so." The look on his face was more vocal, like he was saying, 'what do you expect', or, 'what else do I play?' He brought a new very creative voice to JT then, and it's a shame he passed so soon.
"..He polarized -- the pumpkin eaters, static humming - - panel - - beaters... The minstrel in the gallery - - looked down on the rabbit - run."
Agree JG was a very MUSICAL bassplayer along with Glen and Dave Pegg and John Noyce. Watching the Tampa Stadium dVD really brings it home how you just dont see bassplayers as busy as that thesedays. JG was All over the bassguitar neck like water of a ducks back . FANTASTIC a real loss!!!
futureshock: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT
botanicman: Clever Cecil....
Feb 24, 2019 3:40:56 GMT
maddogfagin: The same performance, in the same old way; it's the same old story to this Passion Play.
Feb 24, 2019 7:49:12 GMT
ash: Christmas!! Ripon Cathedral and Wells Cathedral
Feb 24, 2019 10:20:41 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Ash !!! Friday 13 December 2019 Jethro Tull Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
Feb 24, 2019 14:41:53 GMT