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Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby C » 03 Jul 2021, 18:24

Other than Wichita Lineman, Galvaston and Rhinestone Cowboy that is me done

Am I missing something?

He's a pretty good guitarist - isn't he?

Well?



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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 03 Jul 2021, 19:45

He was the linesman at Notts County
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Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Jul 2021, 20:26

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Anything with Jimmy Webb involvement.
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Postby Six String » 03 Jul 2021, 20:55

Before he was famous he played in a band led by Dick Bills in Albuquerque, NM. Not really important but Dick Bills was the uncle of my aunt’s husband so my uncle by marriage I guess. My Uncle Don gave me an album with Glen Campbell playing instrumental music with a pianist Stan Capps called Guitar Gold. It’s kind of jazzy in style. He was an amazing guitarist that could play in a variety of styles. TV ruined him imo though the talent was obvious. His Reunion album with Jimmy Webb is pretty good. They cover a Lowell George song Roll ‘Em Easy on that one. He was Webb’s best interpreter imho.
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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby Matt Wilson » 04 Jul 2021, 00:15

C wrote:O
He's a pretty good guitarist - isn't he?

Well?



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_kbgjsuCec

Brit analysis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4qhDdNDke4

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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby Positive Passion » 04 Jul 2021, 10:44

C wrote:Other than Wichita Lineman, Galvaston and Rhinestone Cowboy that is me done

Am I missing something?

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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby C » 04 Jul 2021, 12:07

Matt Wilson wrote:
Brit analysis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4qhDdNDke4


Thanks Matt.

Most excellent

To be honest it was one of this bloke's analysis videos that I stumbled upon that motivated me to start the thread

I had no idea that Glen was such a good guitarist




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Postby Rorschach » 04 Jul 2021, 13:38

I saw him at the Albert Hall in 1988 supporting Johnny Cash. Until then I'd had no idea he was such a fantastic guitarist. He played one mad solo using a whole tone scale.

He was in the Beach Boys for a while in their early days.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Jul 2021, 14:19

Rorschach wrote:
He was in the Beach Boys for a while in their early days.


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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby der Freiherr » 04 Jul 2021, 14:47

GoogaMooga wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
He was in the Beach Boys for a while in their early days.


Six months, subbing for Brian who had had his first nervous breakdown


And here he is doing a Wilson production.

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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby Rorschach » 05 Jul 2021, 07:08

der Freiherr wrote:
And here he is doing a Wilson production.



Wow. Amazing vocals.

Weird mouth shapes though.
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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby LMG » 06 Jul 2021, 17:58

'Witchita Lineman' is one of my favourite songs, easily top twenty all time favourites for me. It is one of those songs I can play on repeat over and over a good few times before moving on.

For years I was troubled that little in Glen Campbell's other recordings appealed to me. Outside the obvious hits. That seems strange- in general, if you record one of my favourite songs you traditionally get quite a pass for your discography as far as I am concerned. I'm looking at you, Genesis and Bobby Zimmerman.

One day I tried to figure out the Campbell Conundrum, and this is what I came up with:

I love a lot of country artists. Johnny Cash. Waylon Jennings. Hank Williams Jr. Hank Williams Sr. ALL the Hank Williams. George Jones. Willie Nelson. The thing is, the country artists I love would all be said to a greater or lesser extent to be outlaw artists. We could debate what this means for a long time, but a really good indicator is this: do they have in their biography somewhere the phrase 'A reconciliation with Nashville traditionalists and the country audience would be some years in the future'?

Now if we read Wittgenstein on sets and classification, we realise that if we have talented, heartfelt artists who are classed as outside the Nashville country music tradition, then we have to acknowledge that there are others equally gifted who are defined as remaining inside that tradition.

That's what Glen Campbell is: a traditional country artist. He would probably have corrected me to say 'a country entertainer'. There is nothing in his recorded work, as far as I have heard, that would alarm any kind of fan of country music contemporary to the time it was recorded. Same with his private life as reported.

That's a big difference to the country artists I enjoy. And it doesn't by any stretch mean ole GC was any kind of saint - he had problems with booze, and drugs, and when he encountered country star Tanya Tucker, who began her career at age thirteen, he offered her (in time) a heck of a lot more than paternal encouragement. To be clear, the stormy GC-Tucker liaison was between wives and ten years into her career, when she was in her early twenties and he was in his mid-forties.

Jesus healed Glen of his substance abuse problems and his roaming ways and pointed him back towards his marriage to a good Christian woman. I am not being in any way cynical about that, the story they both tell is moving and heartfelt:

https://www.guideposts.org/better-livin ... ll-on-gods

But, and this is something for me to think about, this is not a story that my country artists could or would tell. There are many selections in Glen Campbell's work that I just cannot fathom - they aren't bad music by any means, they just aren't for me. We have no common ground on this - we are incommensurable, says Wittgenstein, when Glen sings about his faith and his family and whatnot:





As you say, a very good guitarist. So is Ted Nugent.
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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby C » 06 Jul 2021, 18:18

LMG wrote:'Witchita Lineman' is one of my favourite songs, easily top twenty all time favourites for me. It is one of those songs I can play on repeat over and over a good few times before moving on.

For years I was troubled that little in Glen Campbell's other recordings appealed to me. Outside the obvious hits. That seems strange- in general, if you record one of my favourite songs you traditionally get quite a pass for your discography as far as I am concerned. I'm looking at you, Genesis and Bobby Zimmerman.

One day I tried to figure out the Campbell Conundrum, and this is what I came up with:

I love a lot of country artists. Johnny Cash. Waylon Jennings. Hank Williams Jr. Hank Williams Sr. ALL the Hank Williams. George Jones. Willie Nelson. The thing is, the country artists I love would all be said to be outlaw artists. We could debate what this means for a long time, but a really good indicator is this: do they have in their biography somewhere the phrase 'A reconciliation with Nashville traditionalists and the country audience would be some years in the future'?

Now if we read Wittgenstein on sets and classification, we realise that if we have talented, heartfelt artists who are classed as outside the Nashville country music tradition, then we have to acknowledge that there are others equally gifted who are defined as remaining inside that tradition.

That's what Glen Campbell is: a traditional country artist. He would probably have corrected me to say 'a country entertainer'. There is nothing in his recorded work, as far as I have head, that would alarm any kind of fan of country music contemporary to the time it was recorded.

That's a big difference to the country artists I enjoy. And it doesn't by any stretch mean ole GC was any kind of saint - he had problems with booze, and drugs, and when he encountered country star Tanya Tucker, who began her career at age thirteen, he offered her (in time) a heck of a lot more than paternal encouragement. To be clear, the stormy GC-Tucker liaison was between wives and ten years into her career, when she was in her early twenties and he was in his mid-forties.

Jesus healed Glen of his substance abuse problems and pointed him back towards his marriage to a good Christian woman. I am not being in any way cynical about that, the story they both tell is moving and heartfelt:

https://www.guideposts.org/better-livin ... ll-on-gods

But, and this is something for me to think about, this is not a story that my country artists could or would tell. There are many selections in Glen Campbell's work that I just cannot fathom - they aren't bad music by any means, they just aren't for me. We have no common ground on this - we are incommensurable, says Wittgenstein, when Glen sings about his faith and his family and whatnot:





As you say, a very good guitarist. So is Ted Nugent.


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Re: Tell me about Glen Campbell

Postby pcqgod » 07 Jul 2021, 19:11

Carlsson wrote:Other than Wichita Lineman, Galvaston and Rhinestone Cowboy that is me done

Am I missing something?

He's a pretty good guitarist - isn't he?

Well?



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He was a pioneer of guitar distortion, back in the early 60's when he was a session player on surf rock records.



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