Gary Moore

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  1. moodyedge

    moodyedge Senior Member

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    Ok, I did it, anything Gary Moore related can go here, following on from the Paul Kossoff thread me and a few others were turning into a GM thread. So he has now moved out of the Koss thread and is currently unpacking stuff from boxes here.
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    All things Gary Moore

    This is one of 400 shots I took at the gig when I saw him so I will post a few more up eventually.

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    One of the most ballsy player around.
     
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    I saw Gary in the early 80's at The Roxy in Hollywood on his Victims of the Future tour. The Roxy is a medium size club. I was up front at the stage, which was waist high. Gary had one most amazing live tones I had ever heard. His playing was stellar. ...and being that close I could see he is.......well.......let's just say Gary is not very handsome. At that time very few people had heard of him. I wish I had taken pictures.
     
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    Listen to "Still Got The Blues" CD... I bought the acompaning VHS (I couldn't find a DVD)... It sounded like a studio recording until I actually watched it. Amazing performer and player...
     
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    Ok thanks for the thread..
    Here are some pics to while away the time..
    1959 Les Paul Standard Greeny pictures by davida54 - Photobucket
    Gary Moore Charvel pictures by davida54 - Photobucket
    Gary Moore Scans pictures by davida54 - Photobucket
    Greeny pictures by davida54 - Photobucket
    Live in 1985 Gary Moore Program pictures by davida54 - Photobucket
    Wild Frontier Gary Moore pictures by davida54 - Photobucket
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    Les Paul Sunburst pictures by davida54 - Photobucket
    Ok so there is some Peter Green here as well, is that alright now??
    :laugh2::laugh2:
    Seriously F*&*( the other place, there is no respect over there.
    Thanks for the thread

    Here's some moore Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U3d7WbZLKE&mode=related&search=[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERnfcrSnbZ4&mode=related&search=[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCOnJjuD_c0&mode=related&search=[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0_etrgUCe8&mode=related&search=[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MKrxgClz2o&mode=related&search=[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JICTd2zyFek&mode=related&search=[/ame]



    These from my fave Gary Moore era and show,Wild Frontier in Stockholm 1987:especially Military Man,both solos different in that one,but each uniquely beautiful:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B17MXkJQ1xU[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7RjaCvz7g&mode=related&search=[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUAJtBFyqsQ&mode=related&search=[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TikGkB1swc&mode=related&search=[/ame]
    Empty Rooms a classic lesson in melody and solo composition intertwined!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofglYErq5_I&mode=related&search=[/ame]



    Classic Gary from 1984 I have this on VHS tape:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkSiEvt1-Ko]YouTube - Gary Moore Victims of the future live[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga8ahi7jJg8&mode=related&search=]YouTube - Gary Moore Shapes of things Live 84┬┤[/ame]
    Gary's auntie is here,the narrator is 'Kid"Jensen,the Canadian DJ who first 'discovered Lizzy and played them on the Capital Radio and the BBC,he has passed away,another Lizzy friend is Huey Lewis who played harp with Lizzy and hung with Phil and them a lot!
    Shapes of Things,classic version,even Jeff Beck likes it!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1gTUs5ZuQw[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFH4BZyTrjI]YouTube - Texas Strut Part 1[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqNYbY6xrbI&mode=related&search=]YouTube - Texas Strut Part 2[/ame]
    Lesson in how to rock a Strat by Gary!

    Reading a recent issue of The Guitarist,issue265,at Barnes and Noble,I came across a fascinating article by the famed English music journalist,Charles Shaar Murray,where he describes the history surrounding the Peter Green/Gary Moore Les Paul,Greeny,before it was sold to Peter Green.
    Tony Tyler,who died last October,was for most of the '70's as first features editor and the assistant editor of the New Musical Express,a British music newspaper,similar to the Melody Maker and Disc.
    Tony was primarily a keyboardist,but dabbled in guitar.He worked in a now defunct West End of London instrument shop,selling keyboards and guitars during the day and playing them at night.
    Tony was a big fan of Eric Clapton and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers,particularly the tone Eric had with his '59 Les Paul Standard.
    Since he worked in a music store,he was able to recieve one of the first 1959 Les Paul Standards in his shop,and gave himself a great discount as well.But being primarily a keyboardist,Tony realized that Peter Green,would be able to go so much further with this Les Paul than he could,so he quite unselfishly sold the LP to Peter,for little more than he paid for it.
    So that is the story of how this guitar came into the hands of it's two most famous owners.The fact that Peter in turn,practicaly gave the guitar away to Gary,taking the money from Gary selling his SG at the time.
    Tony before his death learned of the guitar being listed for $2 million .He said if he had kept it under the bed,he at least would have gotten a few hundred thousand dollars,even without the provenance,it was to have later.
    So Peter first recieved the guitar through the kind and generous act of a musican and true fan,so it is so sad that the end of it's days,the Maverick Music people are the ones to hold the guitar,it needs to go to Cleveland in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    Maybe that's why Peter gave the guitar so freely to Gary,in the spirit of how freely it was provided to him in the first place.
    Just thought this was a fascinating story,I'm sure lots of you have stories of famous guitars changing hands as well.
    Regards
    Late night Youse Tube searching revealed many Gary gems,including a performance of George
    Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Ringo on drums from George's last concert in 1992,brilliant is only a word...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe_1En_dkvo[/ame]
    Time is running out so I will cut and paste my Metro post if that isn't too rude,love Gary much Moore again these days,realizing the complete nature of his body of work:

    Also Military Man,written by Phil Lynott,with Gary's two hauntingly beautiful solos,the first solo is slow and melodic,and can bring a tear to this old eye,evry time I hear it and the second solo fast and furious,with a ll the pent up angst and passion of the subject.
    Blood of Emeralds,the solo on that is magnificient,so many magical moments of Gary's playing,that really kept me going with interest in the guitar,Gary Moore,the guitarists guitarist...
    When he switches to the treble pickup on the big solo...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O_YMLDvvnw[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqAuuIDU2sw[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpNDGYaRYL8[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzpMBscDNbM[/ame]

    If only Gary had a Metro for that sustain on Don't Believe..

    End of the World.brilliant...Boss distortion,vintage Strat,Super Bass,it dosen't get any better!!
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40OR-JtfP_Y[/ame]

    Military Man,with Phil,I am looking for the Live in Stockholm 1987 version of MM,my favorite!
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_WpP6SQINE[/ame]
    I read those Hamers were specially made for Gary and were referred to as Gary Moore's guitars of this spec.

    Found this,I have the VHS copy of this Jack Bruce's 50th birthday concert from Germany,where gary plays Cream better than Clapton,natch....
    THis is tone to die for,Soldano's and Celestions,plus the stripe '59 Les Paul dosen't hurt..
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNz1Hl0IFGc[/ame]

    From the Blues For Greeny Show,way cool Junior..
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX4zt9zk820[/ame]

    Got this show on tape,love the Heritage,who says EMG's suck...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg-rvQssxRs[/ame]
    This is the guitar Heritage built for Gary prior to his Signature model,he put the EMG 81 in the bridge and a PJ Marx in the neck.
    Gary has never played the Heritage Gary Moore in public as he was pissed at them for doing another run of 75,there were only supposed to be the original 75,I have one from each series!!

    Classic Gary from when he didn't give a **** and that's why Greeny was so beat up,the Lizzy days
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg-rvQssxRs[/ame]

    Wow George's last performance with Gary(his old neighbor) and Ringo,While My Guitar Gently Weeps,classic...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe_1En_dkvo[/ame]
    George said of gary's playing that he had the most natural perfect pitch to his bends that he had ever heard,a true compliment from a great one George Harrison..It says this show is out on DVD.
    It must be said Gary Moore is a truly great musician of our time.
    The great Texas Strut from the Montreux show,featuring that killer Strat that was stolen and recovered by Interpol!!!!
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFH4BZyTrjI[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqNYbY6xrbI[/ame]
    Got this one on VHS too,Gary Moore in Coloseum II,fusiony days,classic Gary

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtjDigJ_QQI[/ame]
    Classic Phillo,with Mark Knopfler Brian Downey,classic again.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j5fnb-T-QI[/ame]
    Gary with Andrew Lloyd Webber Variations with Coloseum II
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=410aDmQy6ho[/ame]


    That should keep all very busy for a while,
    I have tons of GM stuff to post here..
    Emerald
     
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  7. Emerald

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    Here is a recent interview with Gary Moore by Lisa Sharken,notice Gary mentions tour expenses and his hand injury as reasons he was forced to sell Greeny.He mentioned it had been played by Jimi Hendrix,as Jimi was in the studio when Peter recorded some tracks,and Rory Gallagher as well.



    Gary Moore: Keeping The Blues Alive | Interviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

    Cheers
    EMERALD
    Found this You Tube 1987 Gary interview,unfortunately the interviewer,isn't very interactive.But this was a unexpected gem :

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UAZUxRWZAY[/ame]

    Love to all

    Emerald
    In recent interviews Gary has reiterated the facts surrounding the factors leading him to sell Greeny.
    He states the hand injury,allied with an insurance snafu,causing him great expense,coupled with him having to cover lost tour date expenses out of his own pocket,(I thought managers covered all this sort of stuff??)Anyway,I know his hand became infected and thus further complications.
    Gary said he had to go down a gauge in string diameter,but is building himself back up and is almost back to his light top/heavy bottom set!! (0.10-0.52)
    I have come to peace with Gary's statements regarding his return to rock,I have enough memories of his brilliant playing back then and his new blues playing is stamped with much authority and he has learned when not to play,as Albert King and Albert Collins told him!!
    Gary got to record As Close As You Get,the way he has wanted to record for some time,practicaly live and the cuts I have heard(someguy has them on You Tube,audio that is),are not bad at all.
    Hello to all here

    Emerald
    Great Gary Moore from a festival in 1997,Gary plays the Fat Strat with the Floyd Rose tremelo,just like the Wild Frontier days
    Very Loner/Empty Rooms sounding jam:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ng0ZANReNU[/ame]

    Military Man a good copy from Stockholm,Emerald's favourite GM solos ever....
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebd4uijDXgk[/ame]

    Many versions of PW we've heard through the years, including the classic one with Phil Lynott, I like parts of many versions and if I could video edit You Tube, I would make a mega-mix of PW!
    The reason this one is significant, is that through this whole Belfast show, Gary is fighting his amp tone and had problems on "Blood of Emeralds" which is the only video or audio of this song live I have heard/seen. The amp gives problems through his brilliant "Military Man", which has even moore improvisation than the famous Stockholm version.
    And actually the Montruex version is the one where his amp goes dead at the place I mentioned before.
    We have the technology, with PL:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FgnFVm5k0]YouTube - Gary Moore with Phil Lynott - Parisienne Walkways (live)[/ame]
    This is the version with the duff amp and Gary is so cool about it..
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWVTqr6EgWk]YouTube - Parisienne Walkways[/ame]

    From 1982
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nys-8g4Kim8&feature=related]YouTube - Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways 1982 RockPop[/ame]

    Emerald
    Lately I have had some internet flamers as they are called, attacking me (nothing new) for supporting Gary through all these ridiculous accusations surrounding the supposed theft of Stripe #9-2227, the '59 LP that Gary honestly bought in good faith, back in '89 or so.
    Every Gary Moore hater in the world has come out of the woodwork, to weigh in, ect.
    The usual suspects, overplays, uses too much gain, is rude to his fans, says not so nice things in interviews, criticised Joe Bonomassa, ect, ect.
    They even drag in the unfortunate circumstances of Greeny, ect., even the SGTB lawsuit, ect.
    They accuse Gary of being practically a criminal harbouring this stolen guitar and refusing to answer Montrose's attempts to contact him about getting 'his' guitar back.
    If I was Gary I would tell even moore people to F%^^# off!! But I have made a mini career of supporting guitarists that are so great that they invite controversy, such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Gary Moore and Steve Stevens...
    On the Metro amp forum, where I have over 3500 posts, a 42 post fool has been attacking Gary and I just attempted to put him back in his place.
    One shouldn't attack an artist in a thread designed to say positive things about an artist and career.
    Just putting it out there, that these appear to be tough times for Gary, yet he keeps plugging away, gigging, ect.
    The blood of emeralds runs deep, let me say and this man has been and still is a major contributor to our history of music and still next to the late beloved Rory Gallagher, Ireland's greatest guitarist!
    I am fighting the fight, I believe to be right..!
    Emerald
    These are all snippets from the fan forum Lord of the Strings, which the older vesrion is now locked, I have been posting on there since 2006, so I saved a lot of posts, ect..:applause::applause:
    Emerald
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmdMBjjWvKU]YouTube - Gary Moore interview part 1[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Vjq7Wh_mE&feature=related]YouTube - Gary Moore interview part 2[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2AAzQ8sk4&feature=related]YouTube - Gary Moore Close As You Get Interview[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRYSThZGe3U&feature=related]YouTube - Gary Moore visits Marshall Part 1.[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWjQhXF_alg&feature=related]YouTube - Gary Moore visits Marshall Part 2[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqAus53TEI4]YouTube - Gary Moore in conversation[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFwg1Ue_wdM&feature=related[/ame]

    my prized album cover signed

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    great album
     
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    A great player seen him live numerous times , however he CANNOT sing !!! Sorry but i cant stand him as a singer !!! I wish he would get in someone to do the vocals .
     
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    haha how opinions vary

    when i saw him in 07 his voice blew me away, could reduce you to tears, along with the guitar

    Slow tempo blues numbers i love his voice, as expressive as ive ever heard

    Blues is all about feel to me.

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    Its funny because people mix up singing ability with voice...some people can sing well but not have a good voice and the other way around also applys, people can have a great voice but have no idea how to sing well. I can think of a lot of people that I would say are good singers but I cant stand their voice.

    Joss Stone ISNT one of them. Im currently in love with her, her voice, her band, her album. But this isnt a Joss Stone thread so I better shut up

    thanks Emerald for the king of the blues mag article, aint saw that before
     
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    If you are familiar with Gary's earlier years, particularly the first versions of the Gary Moore Band. Gary had a progression of vocalists, ending with John Sloman, I think was his name. Gary became disappointed with having a lead singer as his voice wasn't really that bad at all.
    The song "I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow" and songs like "Empty Rooms" paved the way for 1987's "Wild Frontier" LP and 1989's "After The War", where Gary really proved to have a strong voice, that was very emotive. Plus he can sing and play at the same time!
    I disagree and feel Gary's voice has developed really well. Of course he is slightly older now, listen to Coverdale lately or other "vocalists", they are losing their edge somewhat!
    Emerald
     
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    As i say great player ,just doesnt do it for me at all as a singer !! Loved him on Black rose , some player !! His earlier rock stuff i didnt like much though .
     
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    My take on Gary Moore and the blues is that,

    he can either talk lightly through the blues, or grab it by the throat and smash it's head through a glass window, either way he does it better than most


    Im chuffed I was actually there to see it all for one night. Didnt go to see him on this tour but I want to again.
     
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    Thanks for this thread. My all time favorite guitarist. I was fortunate to be able to see the 92 show at the Universal Amphitheater, it was one of the shows for the live blues album and video. Albert Collins and Albert King played. He had the full horn section. It was just amazing. I went with my friend that was a big Stevie fan, (i am too) and he didn't know GM. It was fun to watch his jaw hit the floor.
     
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    Here's a few I took

    And not forgetting thats Brian Downey on drums!!

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    Glad you dig this pic

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    It's a phone cam pic I took back in April when we were openin for Gary in Germany

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    He was really fond of that tele at the time .Last time I saw him he was playin a Red Firebird too.

    After a couple pints o' Guinness, somewhere in the UK 2008

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    I had a great time with Gary as he loves tellin' gear and PHIL stories
    He was real cool ,came out to watch our set every night and invited me to his dressing room everynight before he went on ,to give me a Guinness !

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    That's really cool! Who's the guy on the far right?
     

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