Happy birthday to Paul Gilbert!
This video is from 30 years ago: in the MuchMusic studios with Eric Martin and Erica Ehm, talking Mr. Big! “Thank God for Pat Torpey!” they say as the praise the (late) great drummer. Lots of ground covered here:
- Formation of the band
- The blues and their roots
- Touring as a “long camping trip”
- Singing lessons and demonstrations!
- More carrots, celery and radishes
You’re gonna love this. Also note, it’s one of my few non-Power Hour recordings.
BONUS: Today’s appearance on Tim’s Vinyl Confessions’ Mr. Big special
There was a time period when I just had to get all of Mr Big cd’s and listened to them a lot. Never got any of the Japanese releases. I recall that back then if I was feeling down I used to reach for Mr Big cd. And that t-shirt with the cover of their first album on the front was one of my favorites.
I even got most of Eric’s solo albums.
Listening to Wasp Still not black enough…
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Man I’ve been listening to a lot of WASP these past weeks. I did the first five albums in a row, but them I stopped. Still Not Black Enough is a cool album.
Are there reviews on the way?
And were they single or deluxe versions? Their first one is my favorite still.
I think I already reviewed them all. They’re all deluxe-singles.
Favorite Mr Big album? If I can cheat I’d say Big, Bigger, Biggest: The Best Of Mr. Big. That’s the one I have listened to most. Of studio albums it’s a tie between Bump and Hey man.
Lean Into It followed by Hey Man!
Gilbert is a cool guy…thats all I can really say about this band as after the second album I checked out…
Paul Gilbert is a guitar god.