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Old 04-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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is he any relation to Jeff Fahey?
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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is he any relation to Jeff Fahey?
I don`t think so....John is from Washington, DC and Maryland and the actor is from Buffalo, New York.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I have The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death and The Voice of the Turtle, both are excellent. Really eclectic, imaginative guitarist, it's nigh on impossible to become bored whilst listening to him.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I had to a little hunting around for that one....It`s on The Yellow Princess and I could not find his version on youtube but I did find a cover



Check this out and let me know if it`s close to Fahey`s.
Thanks Garrett, that`s an interesting clip !
Predictably, I guess, I prefer Fahey`s original, which is a bit longer and has fewer distractions going on; just his acoustic guitar and a sound effect (that JF apparently recorded in the field ) of a train rolling over a metal bridge. There are no car horns or talking, as on this tribute version, just the "click-clack" of the wheels and a "long lunar note", a kind of resonant hum from the singing bridge he discovered.
TBH, it`s not a particularly stand-out track - just a little curious, and with a beautiful title.

So far all the albums that people are mentioning come from Fahey`s early to middle years - your Fare Forward Voyagers, from 1974, being one the latest, Garrett. I wonder if anyone has dipped into his later work ? For instance, his 1997 album, Womblife seems to be pretty controvertial among Faheyists. Internet descriptions include " dense....innovative....a mess....fascinatingly beautiful.... unlistenable..." Is anyone here brave enough to give it a listen ??
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relistened to some of the Blind Joe Death stuff

pretty sublime playing and there are a lot of subtle things I never noticed before - like dual harmonies and pedal notes
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Fahey is pretty great. I have several of his albums but the one that strikes me as the best is either Sea Changes and Coelacanths - A Young Person's Guide to John Fahey or Womblife. Different animals entirely but I love the layers in Sea Changes and the atmosphere and outright creativity of Womblife
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Most of the time I look for a thread of an artist beyond the front page, I can never find it. Good luck here!

I hadn't even heard of him until a few days ago, but I'm listening to Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death and it's really resonating with me. I'll definitely be checking out more Fahey albums, because he seems way too good to pass up. Any album recommendations?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #28 (permalink)
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My favourite of his folkier work is America. It's straight forward folk with that signature Fahey style. I'd also check out Vanguard Visionaries and Blind Joe Death (no transfiguration), those would be some good albums to start with.

To see the other side of Fahey, you can also check out Womblife, which is a fantastic album of avant-garde tapework and guitar together. Not for everybody, but it's my overall favourite of his.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
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My favourite of his folkier work is America. It's straight forward folk with that signature Fahey style. I'd also check out Vanguard Visionaries and Blind Joe Death (no transfiguration), those would be some good albums to start with.

To see the other side of Fahey, you can also check out Womblife, which is a fantastic album of avant-garde tapework and guitar together. Not for everybody, but it's my overall favourite of his.
Just checked out Womblife and it was interesting. Not what I would of expected at all from the artist I heard on Transfigurations! Might have been a bit too ambient for my tastes, though, but that was just on some tracks. Ill check out more of his early stuff and see where it takes me.

Its been a while since I got this excited over "discovering" an artist. His stuff sounds great!
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:56 AM   #30 (permalink)
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never heard of this name before
I'll youtube it later

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