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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by posttoastie, Dec 4, 2020.
44 years goes by fast
Billy Cobham's Stratus (Feat. Tommy Bolin on guitar)
One of the very first fusion tunes.
Said it before. This guy COULD HAVE smoked everyone from Hendrix on down. And threw it away. Truly a wasted life.
I've said this many times, but in Iowa, we're required by law to like him, so I do!
Wouldn't wanna break the law ...
oh , the guy that ruined Deep Purple........Sorry.
I think Deep Purple ruined Tommy.
His work with The James Gang was top notch.
He had a fragile psyche,
Add an addictive personality...
The DP tour sealed his fate.
Private Eyes and Teaser were great works.
Tommy's playing on Spectrum still sounds valid after 47 years
Alphonse Mouzon : Mind Transplant
Gotta cut Tommy some slack,
The guy was only 25 years old when he died. Still just a kid really...
He had an Old Soul though...
Thought CTTB was a great album... He had the look, the swagger and the chops...
RIP, and Thanks, Tommy.
Been wanting that one for a long time. I finally got it last week
Back in '76 I was working for an entertainment paper in Philly, and that December my biggest assignment was a 'phoner' with Tom Scholz of Boston on December 5. They had played the Miami Orange Bowl the night before, and when I got on the phone with Scholtz he sounded a little shook.
'You'll have to excuse me if I'm not a good interview today,' he said. 'We're staying in the same hotel as Tommy Bolin, and he died last night.' Tommy was on tour with Jeff Beck and had played a show in Miami the night before as well.
I was stunned, and it was a short interview which I continued when Boston got to the next tour stop in Atlanta.
I was the first journalist in Philly to get that news. The radio stations didn't even pick it up until hours later.
Sad story. Bolin had a lot more music in him. RIP, Tommy.
This must be true. I went to college with several Iowans from Sioux City and they loved him and I thank them for making me aware of him. I now live about 15 miles from Boulder where he is still a legend.
Take it away Tommy, one more time
Besides being a brilliant guitar player, he also has the distinct honor of being on the cover of one of the most headscratching/incorrect/wtf (“uh Bill, er... again, who approved this ? ) albums of all time...
I'm not familiar with Tommy. If I were to buy an album of his which one would you recommend?
His playing on Spectrum hit me hard, kinda like the first Van Halen album.
Both seemed head and shoulders above everything else at the time.