Came across this too, some great anecdotes I hadn't heard before, eg his dislike for ol Robbo.. I never liked the way Gary dismissed his rock years.
Bent out of shape said:
https://www.loudersound.com/features/jumping-at-shadows-how-the-blues-saved-gary-moore?fbclid=IwAR3qXBa6vNp4r4r9gWiSbJaOMGuwPP5ITHo1wefDhyjNTBVyReHEypi6UzUCame across this too, some great anecdotes I hadn't heard before, eg his dislike for ol Robbo.. I never liked the way Gary dismissed his rock years.
Dinosaur David B said:
Yeah, it was big-time sour grapes. Also, by the time of the Memorial show, Gary hadn't played rock in years and his rock chops probably weren't what they were back in the day. OTOH, Sykes was killing it every night on tour. GM's whole reaction came off like he didn't want to be shown-up on guitar by Sykes. Which seemed like a distinct possibility a that point in time. Petty as shit if true.
I wonder if Gary hated Robbo for geting the accolades for the 'Live and Dangerous' version of the "Still In Love With You Solo"? Which is probably the solo Robbo is most known for. He might have played Gary's solo almost note for note but Robbo killed it.....shit he killed it on that whole fucking record...
I think Gary had quite a competitive and jealous side to him. I can remember him often being quite dismissive and negative about EVH in the early 80s, dismissing his playing as just tricks and stunts, yet he was happy to use many of those techniques with the whammy bar and harmonics himself at the time.