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A Message From Elliott: Tools Of The Trade

Elliott Murphy
Photo by Michel Jolyot

It’s two o’clock in the morning and I’m sitting at my kitchen table here in Paris, holding a big pair of brass scissors in my hand, while on the table in front of me is a sheet of sandpaper-like skateboard grip and a pile of large thin triangular guitar picks. Each pick has my name and the logo from my Soul Surfing album imprinted on them. I started ordering these personalized picks years ago so I could have just the right size and thickness I like. I’m one of the few guitarists I know of who likes to play with thin picks with the exception of Kurt Cobain, who I once tried to contact in Rome when he was in the hospital and I was playing nearby. I’m not sure what I would have said to him if I got through; probably something about stop the drugs and stick to the music and it probably would have been a futile effort. It seems we each have our own destiny to fulfill and I guess Kurt, in Brian Jones fashion, had to go down a very talented and sad road. Maybe if I would have told him we like the same kind of picks we would have bonded and got an expresso together in Piazza Navonna … 

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  1. What The Fuck Is Going On From the album "Ricochet" 5:25
  2. Rock 'n Roll 'n Rock 'n Roll From the album "Elliott Murphy" 3:30
  3. You Never Know What You're In For From the album "Night Lights" 4:19
  4. Last Of The Rock Stars From the album "Aquashow" 3:43
  5. Everything I Do (Leads Me Back To You) From the album "Selling The Gold" (with Bruce Springsteen) 4:47
  6. Green River From the album "Strings Of The Storm" 6:31
  7. On Elvis Presley's Birthday From the album "12" 3:28
  8. Anastasia From the album "Just A Story From America" 5:10
  9. Euro Tour From the album "Affairs" 3:57
  10. Come On Louann From the album "Soul Surfing" 4:06

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