Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Penguin Eggs

My next album from 1980 is Nic Jones' Penguin Eggs

One of the best folk albums of the modern era, with some of the greatest guitar arrangements ever, of any genre. People who haven't heard this album should try to hear it. Here's the first track, which was covered by Bob Dylan in 1992.

John Wesley Harding also covered a few songs from this album, and others by Nic Jones on the album Trad Arr Jones, even though he did his own arrangements that owed very little to Nic Jones. There are only three or four people in the world who can play guitar like Nic!


B said...

Pure genius. I think I like Noah's Ark Trap even better, but everything he did is great. That so much of his music is wrapped up in the Leader label fiasco is criminal.
You're right that very few people can play guitar like that. Sad that he's no longer one of them.

Tim Walters said...

Somewhere on my hard drive I have an unfinished demo of a power-pop arrangement of "The Humpback Whale." It's probably best that it stay there.