Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Samuel Kramer
Samuel Kramer

I wish my generation made music like this. I saw him at the freight and salvage. Best show ever!

Vor 4 Tage
tom burton
tom burton

I believe that's RT's wife, Linda Thompson, beside him

Vor 11 Tage
tom burton
tom burton

@Brian Steele No, I'm right and you're an idiot.

Vor 9 Tage
Brian Steele
Brian Steele

Believe all you like - you're wrong!

Vor 10 Tage
Brendan Walsh
Brendan Walsh

Mr Thompson is just absolutely brilliant!

Vor 12 Tage
flamindigo
flamindigo

Excellent !

Vor 15 Tage
Mark Raker
Mark Raker

I can't stop the tears from streaming.

Vor 18 Tage
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan

What could over 300 people possibly not like about this performance? And how did they get here?

Vor 19 Tage
Jake Johansen
Jake Johansen

That was beautiful.

Vor 20 Tage
Guy Saunders
Guy Saunders

Bravo, sir. If you're ever in Vancouver in need of guitar parts or services, I was with Larrivee for 4 years in the complaints department.

Vor 20 Tage
Hobo Boxcarro
Hobo Boxcarro

oh god at 71 Years Ols this Still makes me Weep

Vor 21 Tag
Shelley Donovan
Shelley Donovan

One of the most romantic songs ever written.

Vor 24 Tage
Vic Ferrari
Vic Ferrari

Is that Molly to his left? I mean, a red headed girl? makes sense, right? Man, this song is sooooooo great.......Oh, and to the 308 thumbs down, what the hell are you doing here then? RT's performance was right on plus a million percent emotion. What the hell more do you want you 108 idiots! 10K+ likes trumps the 308 idiots every time, o yeah.........

Vor 25 Tage
Ted Armstrong
Ted Armstrong

Damn 1000th comment

Vor Monat
ReverbAndBeer
ReverbAndBeer

Red Molly set James up! When they first meet she walks up to him and the first thing she says is, "That's a fine motorbike". James is 21 and full of hormones. Molly knows bikes and looks great - poor James was doomed from the moment he swung her up onto the seat behind him". A FOOL in love!  How is it that Sgt McCray was standing right outside the bank's door just as James came walking out after committing an armed robbery? Why was he shot in the chest immediately at point blank range? Nowhere in the story does James draw on the cops (or, was it just Sgt McCray? Where there any other police there? ). James had been a thorn in law enforcement's side since he was 17, and they wanted him gone. Molly knew what that bike was worth and she would do anything to get it. She contacted McCray and offered him a sweet deal - she will get James to rob a bank by telling him that if they had enough cash they could ride that '52 into the sunset, and be together forever. Then, she will tell McCray when it will go down - on one condition: Red Molly gets the 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. I've already written the screenplay. But the movie rights to one of the greatest songs ever written are apparently not for sale. Too bad - the ending is awesome!

Vor Monat
Steve Schaefer
Steve Schaefer

What great storytelling...

Vor Monat
Irish Johnny
Irish Johnny

Been riding since I was 10, I am almost 63 now and I had the pleasure to actually ride a Black Lighting back in the 80s. A truly amazing machine back in her day she was the fastest production machine made. Tonight was the first time I heard this song, love it.

Vor Monat
dacrowster
dacrowster

He sings this song for the millionth time with so much soul and power, incredible!

Vor Monat
Matthew Almont
Matthew Almont

Richard Thompson is God

Vor Monat
Peter Bishop
Peter Bishop

Have a look at the facial expressions and body language of the two other musicians on stage, while Richard is playing. Who the hell would want to follow that performance!

Vor Monat
Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell

Would love to hear a doc Watson or leo kottke version. Of this

Vor Monat
Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell

You be right

Vor Monat
John Dunn
John Dunn

saw listened watched an opera , syncopation. No thamks ,talent can be wasted, and it was put to waste on this wi#onderfull song

Vor Monat
Albert Andrews
Albert Andrews

Beeeeezas will not do.

Vor Monat
jackchickenwing
jackchickenwing

the only thing that beats this song is a vincent black lightning and a redheaded girl

Vor Monat
Len R
Len R

Man is he good!

Vor Monat
Joseph Smyth
Joseph Smyth

I see Angels on Ariels in leather and chrome Swoopin down from Heaven to carry me home Brilliant

Vor Monat
energyideas
energyideas

This is the best single person performance recording of all time. He wrote it, sings with fantastic inflection, and the guitar action is other-worldly with layers I might never understand. A master craftsman at work, and recorded for our enjoyment. Thanks.

Vor Monat
tim oakes
tim oakes

Outlaw he -born to run born to die young -sad tale of rebellion and loss -beautiful -thx brother.

Vor Monat
somekindofbrain
somekindofbrain

we're all on a one way trip but if along the way you can make people listen to this, then it's job done

Vor 2 Monate
Andrew McMINN
Andrew McMINN

The only reason I've never tried to take up playing the guitar is I know I won't be as half as good as that perfmance!

Vor 2 Monate
pauliebots
pauliebots

I beg to differ Richard, Triumphs WILL do!

Vor 2 Monate
Bon Summers
Bon Summers

Morris On

Vor 2 Monate
david obrien
david obrien

Perfection nothing else to report.

Vor 2 Monate
Phil Clark
Phil Clark

Proper stuff

Vor 2 Monate
Harry Kaplan
Harry Kaplan

I can’t listen to this song without a box of tissues handy.

Vor 2 Monate
Bill Lawrence
Bill Lawrence

The bike made in my old classroom. https://www.tas.herts.sch.uk/history-of-our-academy

Vor 3 Monate
Cherie Landry
Cherie Landry

This Amazing Man is a Legend in his time.He can play Any guitar and Rock the Building Down! 🍀⭐💙

Vor 3 Monate
zoot szabo
zoot szabo

Love the look on Suzann's face. LOVE HER TOO

Vor 3 Monate
Sammy scotchguard
Sammy scotchguard

Cant help but noticing suzanna vega-pretty sexy lady

Vor 3 Monate
Thomas Kiefaber
Thomas Kiefaber

Some of the best experiences of my life in the decades when I owned the 1939 Art Deco Senator Theatre in Baltimore were our sold out Richard Thompson live concerts in the 90's. Richard played The Senator on 5 occasions, both solo and with his band. For the last one we had his son Teddy along as well. They were just incredible concerts still fondly recalled by those this extraordinarily talented man amazed at those beloved events. I also fondly recall that beyond his stunning skills and heart rending creativity, that Richard Thompson is personally one of the most charming, witty and simply delightful individuals it has ever been my pleasure to know. A quick story to illustrate my admiration for Richard. As fate would have it, for one of Thompson's sold out shows, his opening act, Shawn Colvin, had just days before won a Grammy. When Shawn arrived by herself by cab for the show, Richard met her at the curb, humbly heaped praise on her and insisted they change up the show and that he open for her. She was flattered and amused yet then incredulous when she realized he was quite serious and of course, she declined his egoless offer. Later he lovingly, tongue in cheek, teased her from stage for declining to headline, claiming that as a yank she was being simply too rigid, and not spontaneous in her approach to life. ;-) Long live Richard Thompson!

Vor 3 Monate
Allan Campbell
Allan Campbell

The missus looking at him WTF?

Vor 3 Monate
Jan Randles
Jan Randles

I love this song and this man playing. Such talent!

Vor 3 Monate
Mike Turek
Mike Turek

The Best Motorcycle Song, EVER.

Vor 3 Monate
Dirk Mul
Dirk Mul

Nerve wrecking ‘music’. If I was a Vincent I would feel insulted.

Vor 3 Monate
Roger Branton
Roger Branton

"Don't have a soul like a Vincent '52" That's brilliant stuff, said the Ariel owner.

Vor 3 Monate
johnnybsteelriff
johnnybsteelriff

A modern day folk song....

Vor 3 Monate
WeeWyllie
WeeWyllie

Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny and this wonderful guitarist have been one of my favorite bands for nearly 50 years. Even in their heyday they were never a really prominent band (as these things are measured), but had they been so, I firmly believe that Thompson would be numbered among the very top guitarists anywhere!

Vor 3 Monate
The King in Yellow
The King in Yellow

I clicked on the because the Vincent Black Lightning is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made. Found an amazing guitarists instead. I'm OK with that. OTOH if I had a Black Lightning, I wouldn't give it to anyone to ride. I'd insist on being buried on it.

Vor 3 Monate
Eric's Guitar Corner
Eric's Guitar Corner

This is what great music is. Great guitar playing, great lyrics, great storytelling. It doesn't get any better.

Vor 3 Monate
lonestar3
lonestar3

It just doesn't get better than this. A little chatty humor before he starts, then just an incredible version of this great song.

Vor 4 Monate
Charles Weeks
Charles Weeks

They should have done an album with bob and Jethro

Vor 4 Monate
Qtronic Qilt
Qtronic Qilt

Richard has never rode a Vincent - Never seen him - Linda told me he hated motorcycles! ;-)

Vor 4 Monate
Sherry Tinerella
Sherry Tinerella

Still gives me goosebumps

Vor 4 Monate
Dusty Bee
Dusty Bee

The musician’s musician

Vor 4 Monate
Eric B
Eric B

If Molly kept that Vincent it would be worth a small fortune today. Thanks to whoever posted this; I love this song and can only sit in awe of the guitar work.

Vor 4 Monate
Kalifornia
Kalifornia

Simply Stunning!

Vor 4 Monate
eoppen
eoppen

It's not that I don't trust those near to me...it's just that if I told any of them that they would get a 1952 Vincent in full working order on my death, I'd have to sleep with one eye open and let someone else taste any food I ate before I tucked in.

Vor 4 Monate
MrBenfitt
MrBenfitt

My late friend Al Sciarrino loved this song so much he self-published a novel sketching out a back story for the lyrics. https://www.amazon.com/Vincent-Black-Lightning-1952-Sciarrino-ebook/dp/B004HKJDRK/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=al+sciarrino&qid=1599083924&sr=8-3

Vor 4 Monate
Tom Renda
Tom Renda

Norton Commando is, and will remain forever, the coolest bike on the planet. You can wreck them and fix them. Vincents are for posers.

Vor 4 Monate
ParcelOf Rogue
ParcelOf Rogue

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Vor 5 Monate
Garold Counts
Garold Counts

Richard is like having two Lester Flats. Amazing

Vor 5 Monate
37Dionysos
37Dionysos

Every time RT plays I get 1000 hours of guitar lessons.

Vor 5 Monate
Lewis Foreman - The Anxious Guitarist
Lewis Foreman - The Anxious Guitarist

One of the best songwriters. One of the best guitarists. One of the best songs.

Vor 5 Monate
ambassadorportal
ambassadorportal

Led here from a De; McCoury really nice bluegrass version -- know RT (Dimming of the Day especially) but had no idea he wrote this till now. Wow. Amen.

Vor 5 Monate
Rock Records Reviewed
Rock Records Reviewed

I've reviewed and ranked Richard's Top 10 albums here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWMEtwHVhQk

Vor 5 Monate
Alan Byrne
Alan Byrne

The face on Suzanne Vega. She's clearly thinking "what a bastard"

Vor 5 Monate
Robert Cronin
Robert Cronin

I thought she looked really impressed and almost in love with him

Vor 5 Monate
Hans Mateboer
Hans Mateboer

Funny enough...Sean Rowe braught me here...check out his version.

Vor 5 Monate
Lou Jacob
Lou Jacob

Didn't anyone tell those other two, "Don't do scenes with babies, dogs or Richard Thompson?"

Vor 5 Monate
Ian Sucksmith
Ian Sucksmith

CLASS

Vor 6 Monate
Chuck Damico
Chuck Damico

Wished to see you at Boarding House Park in Lowell this fall. Hope you'll come back this way next year!

Vor 6 Monate
Chuck William
Chuck William

My Name Is Luka and that other dude are like "damn"

Vor 6 Monate
NancyDrewe
NancyDrewe

That intro gives me chills every single time I hear it. Thanks! :)

Vor 6 Monate
Eric Heimann
Eric Heimann

I'm not crying... YOU'RE crying! 🖤🖤

Vor 6 Monate
Robert Cronin
Robert Cronin

I believe the girl next to Richard is in love with him... notice how she looks at him

Vor 6 Monate
Chris Whitworth
Chris Whitworth

Box Hill was my favourite outing on my 1956 BSA combo...

Vor 6 Monate
Mike Turek
Mike Turek

The BEST Motorcycle song EVER!

Vor 7 Monate
nigel cole
nigel cole

Always love this song. Still is great! Cheers!

Vor 8 Monate
Liam Egbert
Liam Egbert

my teacher made me listen to this as a assignment

Vor 8 Monate
Liam Egbert
Liam Egbert

P ink Nothing it sucked

Vor 7 Monate
Barry Flynn
Barry Flynn

Love the guitar work, but the song I've heard before. Not so much.

Vor 8 Monate
Robert John
Robert John

was lucky enough to be within arms reach of him, while he performed. The man is an absolute treasure.

Vor 8 Monate
John's Gospel Of Movies
John's Gospel Of Movies

What movie is this in?

Vor 8 Monate
black bob
black bob

my anglo saxon dosen't go beyond ffs.

Vor 8 Monate
Charles Ellis
Charles Ellis

Is there anybody better than this guy?

Vor 8 Monate
Laurence Goldman
Laurence Goldman

Best bike ballad ever.

Vor 8 Monate
Zachary
Zachary

Brings a few tears to me eyes... So good

Vor 8 Monate
moe B
moe B

Pretty awkward for the other two guitarists just sitting there holding their instruments. Rehearse something for them to play, or, have them leave the stage for this one song!

Vor 9 Monate
Chris Steiner
Chris Steiner

This song brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. I saw Richard at The Senator Theatre years back with his Son Teddy in the band and a killer upright bass player (Danny Thompson?) Been a fan ever since!

Vor 9 Monate
Eleanor Hjemmet
Eleanor Hjemmet

I'm a real fan of Teddy's too. Gorgeous voice. His take on Leonard Cohen's "Tonight Will Be Fine" is definitively powerful.

Vor 4 Monate
Blues Man
Blues Man

F**KING A. !!!!!!!👍👍👍

Vor 9 Monate
Patricia Adami
Patricia Adami

I can not love this song enough. I grew up in a motorcycle riding biker family. My love is a biker, and I will forever ride with him. I've always been asked when will I get my own bike... well my answer has and always will be; when my love dies and I ride his or when I can own a Vincent. And this song pulls it all into one. Amazing song.

Vor 9 Monate
Andrew McMINN
Andrew McMINN

The only reason why I've never taken up playing the guitar is I'll never be half as good as that!

Vor 9 Monate
Lord Worst
Lord Worst

I'm sorry Sir, but your song has been borrowed and performed much better by this guy: https://youtu.be/CrGOs1a1lOk

Vor 9 Monate
Captain Swoop
Captain Swoop

hahaha

Vor 3 Monate
Rita Chiapponi
Rita Chiapponi

Stupenda. Cosa altro aggiungere?

Vor 9 Monate
Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson

Just brilliant. Thank you. I've listened to this song a thousand times, and I still cry. Your verse made me smile.

Vor 9 Monate
Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson

...and cry again

Vor 9 Monate
kij100
kij100

The rolled r on ride is fu*king brilliant.

Vor 10 Monate
black bob
black bob

follow that. ( forfs)

Vor 10 Monate
Mary Finelli
Mary Finelli

How can anyone not like this video? What are they, nuts?!

Vor 10 Monate
Diane Wiegel
Diane Wiegel

perfect young James

Vor 10 Monate
Wickersham Park
Wickersham Park

God I love this song

Vor 10 Monate
Wickersham Park
Wickersham Park

Remember Fairport convention still Richard is the only one who can still pick like this

Vor 10 Monate
Albert Andrews
Albert Andrews

Ton up boys

Vor 10 Monate
Rhett Etherington
Rhett Etherington

Just brilliant

Vor 10 Monate

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