Richard Thompson - Rock's Unsung Guitar Hero

by Kevin Orton
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At this point, Richard Thompson is more famous for not being more famous. As a guitarist, he's up there with Clapton, Page, and Hendrix. What's more, he's a wicked songwriter with the gloom and doom of Nick Cave and the caustic wit of Elvis Costello. After his groundbreaking tenure with Fairport Convention, he embarked on a low key solo career that is vastly underrated. As a studio musician, he's played with everyone from Nick Drake to John Cale. Here's a comprehensive guide to Thompson's finest albums. Click an album below to read a review

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First album I ever bought by him was Shoot Out The Lights based solely on reading the review in Rolling Stone. Life changing for sure and I got my hands on many others including Fairport Convention. I had a cassette of an acoustic solo...

First album I ever bought by him was Shoot Out The Lights based solely on reading the review in Rolling Stone. Life changing for sure and I got my hands on many others including Fairport Convention. I had a cassette of an acoustic solo performance (I think live) that was really good too.

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