Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast

Posted by: p90jr

Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 01/31/13 03:36 PM

on KCRW's Morning becomes Eclectic

with some nice guitar cam shots

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb130129richard_thompson/hd-showcase
Posted by: Caevan O'Shite

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 01/31/13 07:32 PM

Thanks!

Bookmarked for later enjoyment... cool
Posted by: LeftyBlues

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/01/13 05:14 AM

I love the fact he covers "Oops I did it again" and kills it!!
Posted by: Larryz

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/01/13 09:44 AM

I like the Tele with the Strat pickups and the newer style cutaway bridge with the flat saddles...very clean sound.
Posted by: bbqbob

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/06/13 03:43 PM

RT is great! I have been a fan for years and have seen him in concert countless times and own just about everything he has put put on vinyl, CD and DVD. I don't think any guitarist steps from acoustic to electric and back again and just nails it.
His sound is all his own, instantly recognizable. Thanks for the link!
Posted by: picker

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/06/13 09:33 PM

Man, that was outstanding! I love the way he gets so much fullness out of that clean of a sound. A little compression, a mild tremolo, a very small amount of reverb and he's like a freakin' wall of sound. Then he rolls up the volume and hits it a little harder and it's beautifully dirty. Anyone eho can pull a sound that massive out of a Tele with strat p/ups, a Twin and a compression pedal really does qualify as one of the best guitarists on the planet, like the DJ said.
Posted by: p90jr

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/07/13 07:57 AM

Richard, or his tech, posted this pic of the pedal board he's using on this tour on facebook, for those interested...

Posted by: p90jr

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/07/13 08:07 AM

I've been an RT fan since hearing "Shoot Out The Lights" as a kid in 1982 and going "who is this genius of a guitar player?" That it came on the college radio station amid punk songs and matched their intensity was awesome.

That he's still vital and prolific and thinking of new ways to challenge himself at 62 is inspiring. Each new record is a treat for me, guitar-wise, musically and lyrically.
Posted by: p90jr

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/07/13 08:10 AM

I'm also surprised by no compression pedal... but I did see an old clip of him demonstrating his picking and plating style with his 50s strat unplugged and it had the same tone! I think it's just his attack, the way he hits the strings... it makes them snap.
Posted by: picker

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/07/13 01:11 PM

Wonder what he does with the Micro POG?
Posted by: p90jr

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/07/13 04:14 PM

Maybe that's the effect on the solo of "Wall Of Death" or general faux-12-string bits?
Posted by: picker

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/14/13 05:29 PM

What is that little tic of his head to the side about? I've seen huim do it on other footage as well.
Posted by: p90jr

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/27/13 03:31 PM

He did a solo acoustic set for NPR of some of the new material, too... and an interview...

http://www.npr.org/2013/02/27/172430807/richard-thompson-the-acoustics-behind-electric#playlist
Posted by: Winston Psmith

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/27/13 03:44 PM

Damn, can't load it on my old machine. Isn't he still playing Ferrington guitars? They look like Fender hybrids (Strat-style bodies, Tele-style necks & a variety of pup's), but I've seen him playing them for years. Always an amazing show!
Posted by: bbqbob

Re: Richard Thompson live studio video radio broadcast - 02/27/13 04:58 PM

I caught the NPR interview and performance, great stuff!