Wednesday, March 21, 2007

This is from May 1982, after Richard and Linda Thompson had divorced. With the unexpected success of Shoot Out The Lights in the U.S., they toured America to try to salvage a career in the wake of their divorce. This was not an easy tour on either of them or their bandmates.

Look how Linda is holding on to the mic stand as if her life depends on it. Richard is his usual insanely talented self, but Linda tears the shit out of this. Well, ok, Richard is above-and-beyond on the solo. Have you ever loved a song so much that you want to tear your heart out?

I didn't realize I would have to add this, but HOLY CRAP! How does the guitar not break?


Maggie Osterberg 9:39 PM, March 21, 2007  

Fantastic R&L Thompson vids! Thanks for posting them!

Hayden Childs 12:22 PM, March 22, 2007  

They're awesome, aren't they? Sorry I've been slow to respond elsewhere. Work + book + family dominate my life right now.

Maggie Osterberg 12:55 PM, March 22, 2007  

I'm alright with that, as I'm really looking forward to reading your book! After all, it is about one of my all-time favorite albums.

Say, any idea if 33 1/3 is ever going to release the Marquee Moon book? Or did they and it went OOP right away?

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