May 22nd 2014
Jack Bruce: On 'Silver Rails'
It’s a little nerve wracking to do a telephone interview with a living legend, particularly one who has been in one of the most important rock bands of all time. How do you cover more than five decades of playing music? One of his first bands being Graham Bond Organisation in 1963, and continuing on to his 14th studio album earlier this year, Silver Rails.
Jack Bruce has given countless interviews, and no doubt answered the same questions over and over again. What interested me, though, was his drive to keep going after all these years. He is undoubtedly considered one of the best bassists of all time, and also a phenomenal vocalist. The years have not dampened his style, and yet his vocal delivery has a beautiful fragility to it, marked by the passing years, but no less powerful. At his own admission, interviews are not one of his favourite things.