Background Interview

John Neil Munro

This is a transcription of a cassette tape from an interview conducted in the Bay Horse pub in Glasgow. It was used for the biography Some People Are Crazy by John Neil Munro so some quotes may sound familiar. John was interviewed several times; this occasion was after the release of On The Cobbles (April 2004) and hours before the concert in the Glasgow Carling Academy of 17 November 2004.

On The Cobbles - Independiente ISOM 43CD

28 Jun 2004
Belfast Telegraph

Music Life: Well Kept Secret

ISN'T it a bitter-Sweet Little Mystery why Ulster live visitor, John Martyn, remains one of those secretly coveted cult artists, after more than 35 years of sterling music-making? For Martyn, who tops the bill at this year's Get Down With The Blues Festival, in Downpatrick, this week, sadly remains a little-known name to the general public.Yet, it's this Scottish man's deft mix of everything from traditional folk, baleful blues, smoky jazz and tense funk, which is revered by a who's who of rock stars, such as Eric Clapton, Beck and Beth Orton.

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On The Cobbles

One World - Island ILPS 9492

26 Jun 2004
Radio Times
Phill Jupitus

John Martyn
One World (Island)

The layered folk of a hi-tech rag 'n' bone man enters the orbit of planet Jupitus.

Phill Jupitus


A spacey 'n' smooth classic from the prolific UK folk fusionist. Martyn is the subject of the documentary John Martyn: Johnny Too Bad (Friday BBC2).1

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One World


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