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Remembering Tommy Bolin today

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by posttoastie, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. posttoastie

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    44 years goes by fast
     
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    Billy Cobham's Stratus (Feat. Tommy Bolin on guitar)

    One of the very first fusion tunes.
     
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    Said it before. This guy COULD HAVE smoked everyone from Hendrix on down. And threw it away. Truly a wasted life.

    YMMV.
     
  4. P-Nutz

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    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 ...
     
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    oh , the guy that ruined Deep Purple........Sorry.
     
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  6. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nah...
    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.
    FG
     
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    SPOT ON!!:(
     
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    Tommy's playing on Spectrum still sounds valid after 47 years
     
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    Alphonse Mouzon : Mind Transplant
     
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  10. FenderGyrl

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    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...
    FG
     
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    Thought CTTB was a great album... He had the look, the swagger and the chops...

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    RIP, and Thanks, Tommy.
     
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    Been wanting that one for a long time. I finally got it last week
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    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.

    - D
     
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    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.
     
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    Take it away Tommy, one more time
     
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    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 ? :lol:) albums of all time...

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    I'm not familiar with Tommy. If I were to buy an album of his which one would you recommend?
     
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    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.
     
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