Still Got The Blues (For You)

Album: Still Got The Blues (1990)
Charted: 31 97
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Songfacts®:

  • This was the title track of Gary Moore's multi-million selling album and was a return to the Blues music of his youth. Gary Moore explains, "I left Lizzy in 1980, and had a band called G-Force, then got into my solo thing. I found that when I was in my dressing room, warming up for a gig, I would be playing blues, so I felt I was getting a bit of a message from that. Around '89, I started playing Blues again."
  • Gary Moore talking about his 1959 Les Paul Standard guitar, which he bought in London in 1989: "I put it away because I was still doing hard rock at the time, and it wasn't the right guitar for that. But when it came time to do 'Still Got The Blues,' I took it to the studio to test the room. The first day, we did 'Still Got The Blues' in one take, straight through; it was really a dramatic day; I'll never forget it." (Quotes from an interview with Vintage Guitar magazine.)
  • In late 2008, a German court ruled that Gary Moore stole the guitar solo for this song from the 1974 song "Nordrach" by the German band Jud's Gallery. The court ordered Moore and his record label to pay unspecified damages to Jud's Gallery band leader Juergen Winter, who brought the lawsuit. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 9

  • T. Thompson from Atlanta, Ga.I hate to be a doubt fire but after hearing this for the first time today I was shocked how it is a blatant rip off of "Queen of Hearts" by Gregg Allman.
  • Dave from Victoria Bc. Canada As a cancer survivor when I need pickup I play this song, cheers me right up!
  • Rudy from Kowloon, Hong KongTonite, i started to feel sad about Gary's dead. I remember that i'd been loving (unrequited love) with a girl in 1989, who is a cosmetic sales girl. How can i told her i love her, i can only listen to that song.....Still got the blues (for You)....................What a sweet memory of unrequited love..thanks Gary............Rudy
  • Dave from Melbourne, AustraliaA truly beautiful blues ballad. I love the way the song ends on the full version with the wailing guitar ...
  • Budoshi from Sandnessjøen, NorwayHas "Still got the Blues for you" been covered by others?
  • Carole from Sacramento, CaHe is highly underrated ! One of the best guitarists around and he is hardly spoken of.
  • Ani from Yerevan, ArmeniaDue to the album "Still got the blues" Gary Moore became known in the USA, where he hadn't been noticed before. In one of the interviews for "Guitar Player", he said: "It's strange, because I made it as a musical entr'acte. But as it was accepted so well, I must now take it [playing blues] into consideration seriously". (It is NOT word by word, I just remember approximately)Before "Still got the blues", he mostly used to play heavy metal. People crticize him much, but however, Gary Moore is one of my most favourite musicians; "Wild frontier", "After the war", "Still got the blues", "After hours", "Blues for greeny", "A different beat" and others are my favourite albums:)
  • Bob from Southfield, MiGary teamed up with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in the early 90s and put out a Cream-sound-alike album called BBM.
  • Lester from New York City, NyThis boy is a SERIOUS Guitar Player.
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