I sometimes get the feeling that my ears have become the final receptacle in a long and involved waste disposal system. This system, known to outsiders as the record industry, seems determined to channel a never-ending stream of waste towards me, [...]
Another individualist, singer and songwriter who has been around for years but still turns in intriguing and very different albums.
'Ello John, got a new album?
I live with the constant nagging worry that my house will soon burn down.
WONDERING why John Martyn stands out of the crowd frequently leads to convoluted mental posing and a few smart arse one liners when the fact is, he just writes and performs superb songs.
The performances on and production of Glorious Fool are superior, but John Martyn's songwriting this time around leaves something to be desired.
Phil Collins, the drummer for Genesis, produced this enchanting album by one of Scotland's premier folk singers.
This sampler of styles is so varied it probably won't please anybody, though there is a little something for everyone
A rocker's nostalgia a bit warmed over
Maybe I can't accept Martyn as a rocker.
Duke DU 19345
After 11 albums, renegade English folksinger John Martyn remains virtually unknown in the U.S. But all that may change with GLORIOUS FOOL, thanks to the patronage of Genesis drummer Phil Collins, who produced the album for Genesis' new Duke label.
The cuts on Glorious Fool can be easily divided into two categories: the ones that could be played quite comfortably on a soft-rock station like WIOF and the ones that couldn't be played much of anywhere, except on a college station with special programs for people on downers.