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John Mayall — Force of Nature (remix)
Album: Archives to Eighties
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Released: 1988
Length: 5:24
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Don't like the drums on this track. The song starts with a faster pace then slows down. I prefer the faster opening pace.
Wow! Mr. Mayall is 85 years young AND still touring. 
 Opiner wrote:
h8rhater wrote:

Guitars on the album: John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Harvey Mandel, Jerry McGee, Mick Taylor, Larry Taylor (bass), Steve Thompson (bass)

On the song: Not sure which of these players performed.

 
Pretty sure that is Harvey Mandel.  I had that album - recall his distinctive, fluid style.
 

According to the booklet Eric Clapton and Harvey Mandel - lead guitars, Mick Taylor -slide guitar, Larry Taylor - bass guitar, Joe Yuele - drums and John Mayall - vocal
If you read his Bio you will see he originally founded the seminal John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band which has counted among its members some of the most famous blues and blues-rock musicians. They included Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor and many others. A bit like Long John Baldry 's band that acted as a cradle for many future great artists such as Mick Jagger, Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, and Reg Dwight (Elton John). Must have been quite the music scene in those days in England.
The Blues Breakers (and this band, if they aren't BBs) are all well and good, but I really don't like Mayall's voice. Let someone else sing, and you're golden.
 h8rhater wrote:

Guitars on the album: John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Harvey Mandel, Jerry McGee, Mick Taylor, Larry Taylor (bass), Steve Thompson (bass)

On the song: Not sure which of these players performed.

 
Jeez, ya kinda wish they coulda found better musicians...

I thought the voice was Levon Helm at first. I guess John Mayall will do...

- This is some incredible stuff. I know little about JM other than the name, but now I gotta look up some of his work. Wow.
c.
Thank you, Bill.  Haven't heard John Mayall in years - anywhere.  Had a few of his albums back in the day, as well as Harvey Mandel.  Awesome.
h8rhater wrote:

Guitars on the album: John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Harvey Mandel, Jerry McGee, Mick Taylor, Larry Taylor (bass), Steve Thompson (bass)

On the song: Not sure which of these players performed.

 
Pretty sure that is Harvey Mandel.  I had that album - recall his distinctive, fluid style.
 Webfoot wrote:
That drum in incessant.

 

you'd a loved the 25 minute drum solos back then {#Dancingbanana}
Yes Please. 
That drum in incessant.
Prefer the Beano album, sorry.
so wicked (little sleepy-slo but still man that guitar is coooool!)
If I recall correctly, the original vinyl album came with a large booklet, maybe 16 or so pages, printed on this luxurious textured paper with beautiful photos of all the players and some comments from JM on their history, styles, and so on.  I pawed through that little glimpse of "real musicians" avidly then stupidly cut it up and tacked the pictures to the walls of my bedroom.  Hey I was like 13, cut me some slack, I didn't understand that 35 years later I'd wish I'd left it intact.
 Jelani wrote:
1970?! I"ve not heard this until now. WTF?
This is Awesome. I love the simple restrained drumming.

 
Just ONE of the reasons RP is the best! {#Sunny}
This is from another era, when FM radio played these songs. I listened to this double album a whole lot, then gave it away, only to wonder why. There is a congested superstar collection of musicians quality to most of the songs on the album, a bit overblown, but I'm not sure where else or when anything like this would have happened except in the time around 1970. There was a disastrous war raging and the country seemed to be unravelling (seems oddly familiar), but the music had a liveliness that has scarcely been matched. And yes, there was lots of dreck.
 Jelani wrote:
1970?! I"ve not heard this until now. WTF?
This is Awesome. I love the simple restrained drumming.

   
Same here. Love it!
1970?! I"ve not heard this until now. WTF?
This is Awesome. I love the simple restrained drumming.
Dang good!  Sliiiiiiiide & bend.
Nice! {#Bananajam}
it's a very good album all the way around
Turned way UP!
Wow, that's good!  8 > 9
Can you imagine being able to pick up a phone and call Eric, Mick and the other boys and just say "I'm recording an album, can you help?"  With friends like these . . . what musician needs anyone else!
Lacklustre ... meh-to-blecch.
 QuestionMark wrote:
Besides Mayall...who is playing guitar?

 
Guitars on the album: John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Harvey Mandel, Jerry McGee, Mick Taylor, Larry Taylor (bass), Steve Thompson (bass)

On the song: Not sure which of these players performed.
 QuestionMark wrote:
Besides Mayall...who is playing guitar?

 
FORCE OF NATURE 6:32
Eric Clapton, Harvey Mandel: lead guitars
Mick Taylor: slide guitar
Larry Taylor: bass guitar
John Mayall: tambourine, drums and vocals
Besides Mayall...who is playing guitar?
COSMIC!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
A lot going on with the guitars - thanks for playing Mayall!
Originally Posted by Rabbit: Nice blues, but would be nice if they tried to use some different chords :wave:
No, no, no... great blues songs have the same rhythm chords played over and over. Listen to some Howlin Wolf. I used to see a band in LA called the Red Devils who had this rhythm player who would just stand there all night, wearing sun glasses of course, and play the same chords - but with such great effect in setting the groove.
blues is ok, but this song is so boring :frustrated:
zzzzz
My dad bought me this CD a few years ago, and until now I\'d forgotten I\'d misplaced it. Gonna have to go and get it again. Great tune. Thanks RP!
Nice blues, but would be nice if they tried to use some different chords :wave:
the blues are the truth. :cool:
Originally Posted by JCJ: i like slide guitar, but this song is pretty dull as far as blues goes. Mayall doesnt have much range in that forced voice of his
Hey, when you're as old as he is (and done what he has done) you;d probebly be lucky to have a voice! :D
Listen carefully to the guitar work... just masterful stuff from Harvey Mandel, another of Mayalls great discoveries & one of my all-time faves :cool:
God listen to that slide! It was amazing even before the solo! I could listen to stuff like this all night! Careful Bill, this could kick me over to one of the blues stations! :lol:
John Mayall's greatest accomplishment was, probably, discovering great guitarists and give them 'room to move'. His album 'Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton' brings back great memories (I used to play Key to Love with one of my first bands).
i like slide guitar, but this song is pretty dull as far as blues goes. Mayall doesnt have much range in that forced voice of his
The very first record I owned was of John Mayell. It was still mono, can You imagine? I was about 10 years old. So this is all sentiment to me.