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Over the Hills and Far Away
February 6, 2011 11:21 AM   Subscribe

Guitarist Gary Moore, former member of Thin Lizzy and accomplished solo artist, passed away today at the age of 58.

His official website had a short obituary, but at the moment, seems to be down.

Known for his blues guitar work, he has performed with B.B. King and Albert, among several other artists. His discography is large, and deserves a good browsing.

A smattering of his solo works:
The Loner (This one gets me all teary-eyed about his passing!)
Still Got The Blues (Live)
Parisienne Walkways (Live)
posted by Askiba (37 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
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Sad. Putting on Black Rose in tribute.
posted by evisceratordeath at 11:25 AM on February 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


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Great player, he was.
posted by jonmc at 11:26 AM on February 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


A phenomenal guitar player. Here he rips through Red House in 2004.

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posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:27 AM on February 6, 2011


Ride out to the old sundown

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posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:38 AM on February 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I didn't know about Gary Moore until about a year ago. There's a bus driver here in Charlottetown who played rockin' blues throughout the day instead of just putting the bus's radio to the local pop station. We call it the blues bus. Anyway, the one time I liked an individual song enough to Shazam it, it was a Gary Moore album, Ballads and Blues.
posted by Space Coyote at 11:44 AM on February 6, 2011


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posted by iviken at 11:48 AM on February 6, 2011


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posted by robcorr at 11:52 AM on February 6, 2011


An inspiration.
posted by justgary at 12:02 PM on February 6, 2011


Never a big fan, and this track is sort of standard eighties pose-metal, but I always admired the terse punchiness of the solo. Guy knew how to do it.
posted by Decani at 12:04 PM on February 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I saw him play a couple of times. He was excellent.



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posted by essexjan at 12:14 PM on February 6, 2011


Some of my favorite Gary Moore from the pre-blues era: (some clips also feature Phil Lynott - no apologies offered.)

End of the World

Military Man

Over the Hills and Far Away

Victims of the Future
posted by wittgenstein at 12:15 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by lester's sock puppet at 12:16 PM on February 6, 2011


Oh boy that is upsetting.

He was one of the sounds of my adolescence - both with Lizzy and as a solo artist. Parisienne Walkways was immense, and I loved that Lynott sang it with him on the single.

I think I'll fall to pieces.

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posted by Sk4n at 12:38 PM on February 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Whiskey in the jar
posted by 445supermag at 12:52 PM on February 6, 2011


Gary Moore - Whiskey In The Jar (From "One Night In Dublin: A Tribute To Phil Lynott")
posted by 445supermag at 12:55 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 1:06 PM on February 6, 2011


I saw him with Thin Lizzy on the Black Rose tour way back in 1979. A guitar legend even then.
posted by squealy at 1:09 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by OmieWise at 1:34 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by Aquaman at 1:40 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:13 PM on February 6, 2011


I called home just now and my father was shocked. My mother was also shocked --she thought Bobby Moore had died.

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In seriousness, he often had a great sound and even though he played a lot of forgettable things some of his Lizzy and solo work was fantastic. Bye, Gary.

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posted by ersatz at 2:26 PM on February 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm surprised how shocked I am by his death. He was just 58 and I expected him to go on for a fair while. I think I'll spend the night listening to Gary. Shit.
posted by ersatz at 2:33 PM on February 6, 2011


I really hope he's bashin' axes with Phil somewhere. RIP man.
posted by Duke999R at 3:53 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by arcticseal at 4:20 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by Don't_deceive_with_belief at 4:25 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by clavdivs at 4:25 PM on February 6, 2011


Here he is ripping it up with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker

White Room


Spoonful

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posted by wabbittwax at 5:35 PM on February 6, 2011


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posted by Sportbilly at 6:49 PM on February 6, 2011


A great loss to rock, and even more to the blues. His blues work was very tasty, never histrionic, and his tone was perfection.
posted by Ber at 7:25 PM on February 6, 2011


Another classic guitar slinger moves on too young... always a sad thing.

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posted by dbiedny at 9:33 PM on February 6, 2011


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Way underrated and under appreciated. Play on, Gary.
posted by zoogleplex at 9:40 PM on February 6, 2011


I didn't expect to be upset by this news. I have just one recording of his work: Bruce, Baker, Moore - 'Around the Next Dream'.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:58 PM on February 6, 2011


He was great, I was a big Thin Lizzie fan.:( .
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 11:11 PM on February 6, 2011


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This hit me harder than I thought it would... Huge fan of his playing and his tone.
posted by alvarete at 2:15 AM on February 7, 2011


RIP, Gary, thanks for the music.
posted by fixedgear at 4:20 AM on February 7, 2011


The definitive Whiskey in the Jar. We used to play some Thin Lizzy (being a black rock bassist and all...) and my guitarist always played his solo's note for note. Such great economy, what style.

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posted by djrock3k at 8:11 AM on February 7, 2011


Crap.

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posted by New England Cultist at 8:54 PM on February 7, 2011


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