Mike Campbell Interview

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by stevo, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Hoping this hasn't already been posted:

     
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    lafayette in
    Thanks for that!
     
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  3. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    It was nice - I've never heard or seen him in an interview, so this was a treat. He's quick witted and very good natured from what I can see.
     
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I enjoyed watching this. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    If you've heard any Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, you've heard him play.
     
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  6. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    What I meant to say was that I've never heard him or seen him "in an interview". LOL.
     
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  7. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Mike's a great player, thanks for posting that!
     
  8. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

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    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Thanks for posting
     
  9. Gewdkharma

    Gewdkharma Electromatic

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    Jan 14, 2018
    Winter Haven, FL
    One of my favorite guitarists. Always plays the right thing for the song. Uncanny skill.
     
  10. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Yep. Many of the phrases that naturally come out of my fingers trace back to either Mike Campbell, Neil Young or Martin Barre.
     
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Martin Barre! There's a name that doesn't pop up anywhere nearly often enough. I've seen Tull nine or ten times. Been a fan since "This Was!"
     
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  12. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Mike is one of my fav all time guitarists - thanks for posting :)
     
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  13. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    This interview was done to promote news that Mike has been recruited to replace Lindsey Buckingham in the upcoming new Fleetwood Mac world tour. They've also pulled in Neil Finn - ex of Crowded House.

    Not criticising Buckingham at all but I think both Campbell & Finn are better.
    I'm no big F Mac fan but I'd consider going just to see Mike and Neil :)
     
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  14. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I know, right? Buckingham has his own vibe with all the travis picking - I cut my finger picking teeth on his work. But Finn and Campbell can take this to the next level I think. Can't wait to hear some of this work in a recording...
     
  15. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Cool! Always great to meet another Tull fan. Last time they were in my town, they had this young violinist with them named Lucia Micarelli and she was fabulous. And they played killer renditions of Bohemian Rhapsody and Cashmere just before the noise ordinance kicked in. Who knew?
     
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  16. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Mike is such a humble guy and great player. I saw Tom Petty on his last tour and they were awesome. Mike is the perfect rock guitar player - always played cool parts at the right time - nothing he played was ever out of place.
    I was never a Fleetwood Mac fan but with Mike and Neil added to that band it's got to be a good show - I would even consider going to see them now.
    Thanks for the clip it was cool.
     
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  17. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I chose not to go to the last concert Tom Petty did in my town because the tickets were a bit high. I regret that decision.

    But totally agree about Campbell's very appropriate playing. It's always about the song and I found his attitude about bridges interesting - "as short as possible" - he's apparently not looking to show off. David Gilmour is another one who comes to mind when it comes to playing parts that are well suited and appropriate to a given song although he's not afraid to step out and spend a bit of time doing a solo.
     
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  18. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Thanks for posting this Stevo. Mike is just an awesome human being and musician. Will forever miss the Heart Breakers. thankfully though, He shows no signs of slowing down. Thankfully for all of us.
     
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