Cool quote from David Gilmour on The Who and The Beatles:

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  1. Claudio Dirani

    Claudio Dirani Forum's hostage Thread Starter

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    From a Record Collector mag ol' issue: :righton:

     
  2. davenav

    davenav High Plains Grifter

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    That IS pretty cool. Clapton is the only one who I can think might come close to topping him -- Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Beatles White Album, Roger Waters Pros & Con, & many others.
     
  3. Claudio Dirani

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    Indeed! Clapton must be the cool mother****er David is citing on the interview :D Lucky fellas, both!
     
  4. PROG U.K.

    PROG U.K. Audiophile-Anglophile

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    Great quote! He is so talented and lucky!
     
  5. StyxCollector

    StyxCollector Man of Miracles

    Actually, I think DG has the right attitude about it. At least he enjoys it. It's not just a paycheck to him (well, went down to the studio and did a session, then came home ... blah blah blah).
     
  6. bhazen

    bhazen Abbey Roadhog

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    A less well-known fact: DG usually donates his session fees to charity.
     
  7. Macca

    Macca R'kid

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    Does anybody know why he worked with Paul? I mean Gilmour is a big name and shouldn't really be a sideman, should he?
     
  8. Squealy

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    He's been a sideman to dozens of people. He just likes playing guitar, I guess (Imagine that!) He's not the sort of guy who needs to be front and center all the time.
     
  9. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    Yeah, that's the right attitude. Truth be told, someone in Gilmour's position has no reason to play with someone else EXCEPT because it's fun. I mean, he has more money than he'll ever want, and he has sufficient stature that none of these one-off gigs is going to affect that, either.

    If only someone like Jeff Beck had the same attitude...

    Kwad
     
  10. soundQman

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    The other side of it is that people want him on their records or shows, and seek him out because of his great and distinctive style. Plus, he's a sweet guy that gets along (except Roger W!) and works well with people.
     
  11. Tim H.

    Tim H. Forum Resident

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    I hope I'm not confusing DG with someone else, but I remember watching a "making of" kind-of-thing where he came in to put down a solo on someone else's record. He recorded 3 or 4 different solos. Then the artist (that I can't remember) asks DG which one he wants to use and he responds why not all of them. They played them all together and they fit and interwove perfectly.

    I wish I could remember where I saw that - does it sound familiar to anyone else?
     
  12. Evan L

    Evan L Beatologist

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    Paul clearly thinks highly of his abilities to have used him on many sessions, from the mid 80s to the late 90s.

    Evan
     
  13. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

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    I agree!

    And David's having fun doing what he does best...play guitar. What could be better than to play with people of that caliber!?
     
  14. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    I don't think "sideman" is appropriate. Lots of big names guest on other acts' albums - that doesn't make them the equivalent of anonymous session players. Townshend played on Macca's "Press" and Bowie's "Scary Monsters" - does that somehow diminish his status and make him a "sideman"? :confused:
     
  15. Dave D

    Dave D Done!

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    He's a guitar player, he likes playing guitar! How does playing in a band with someone else make you a sideman? With that thinking we'd have nothing but solo performances by one guy on a stage with a spotlight on him.
     
  16. shmuckler

    shmuckler Forum Resident

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    Clapton played with Phil Collins and with Cher, Nenneh Cherry and Chrissy Hydne (sorry about spelling). That counts MINUS two. :D
     
  17. BZync

    BZync Senior Member

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    That was Ringo speaking about Gilmour's contributions to Ringo Rama.
     
  18. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Senior Member

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    I remember that as well.
     
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