Neil Murray: "The way I play stays with me whatever which bass I use"
16. August 2019: Something from Nothing CD + DVD available from Amazon
Bassist Neil Murray talks about his approach to playing bass live and in the studio, and how he joined Whitesnake. The interview is available on the new Fluffy Jackets documentary DVD Something from Nothing.
"There is no such bass that will do everything" explains Neil Murray; "Sometimes I think 'if I get this new bass I will sound different' but usually I don't. The way I play stays with me whatever which bass I use".
Originally of Scottish decent, Neil Murray has previously played with A-list bands such as The Brian May Band, Black Sabbath and Gary Moore. As an in-demand session musician he has also recorded or played with Queen, Fastway, Joe Satriani, Peter Green, Cozy Powell, Michael Schenker, John Martyn, Ian Gillan and John Lord to mention a few.
He is most known as a founding member of Whitesnake though. His stint in Whitesnake subsequently led him to join other 'snake-related bands over the years, including M3 (with Whitesnake mates Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody) and Company of Snakes (also with Marsden/Moody). He currently plays with Snakecharmer (who also had Moody playing with at one point).
In the new Fluffy Jackets documentary, Neil Murray tells the story on how he joined Whitesnake in the 1970's; "Career-wise, one thing has naturally followed another" says Murray; "Because I had played with Bernie before, he then invited me to help out once Whitesnake started out."
Neil Murray can be heard playing bass on two tracks on the new Fluffy Jackets album, namely the single "Everything must change" and "Wrong before". Also in the documentary interview, Neil can be seen talking about his work on the previous Fluffy Jackets' releases, including the self-titled EP (independent, 2007) and the award winning Fighting Demons album (Cargo Records, 2014).
You can read more about Neil Murray HERE.
The Fluffy Jackets feat. Manny Charlton - Something from Nothing
The nine new tracks on Something from Nothing are “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. Five originals and four covers make up this album, showcasing a tribute to Glen Campbell’s “Better Place” (featuring Alison Cooper) and a brand new single “Give me Something”. The accompanying documentary highlights The Fluffy Jackets history along with exclusive interviews, live performances and four new music videos. Something from Nothing is available as a limited-edition Digipack (CD & DVD release) via Cargo Records. The album will also be available on all digital outlets including iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play Music and Amazon.
The track listing is as follows:
Disc 1: The Album (CD):
Disc 2: The Documentary (DVD):
Digital Release with Bonus tracks
The iTunes release include two bonus tracks: a cover of Johnny Cash's "Hey Porter" and a radio edit of "Everything Must Change".
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