Fame comes too quickly these days. Some people, Leonard Cohen, PAUL BRADY, Lou Reed have it down right. Secret Heroes.Does anyone have any further comments on Paul Brady or the CD? What does the Secret Heroes mean?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Des O'Brien):
Paul Brady is great, I don't know what CD it was you you saw but it's unlikely you'll be disappointed. Regarding Brady himself it has been said that his fans are more famous than he is :-). He must be in his mid to late forties now, and most likely the reason people haven't heard(much of him is that he he never really attempted to conquer the world, as far as I know basing himself in his native Ireland at least most of the time. Dylan is also (I believe) reported to have stated that the only two people he's ever come across who haven't let fame change them in any way are.Leonard Cohen and Paul Brady. They have met at least once, several years ago at Dylan's request, but apparently Bob just wanted to be shown how to do a few things on his guitar!
Paul Brady did Arthur McBride many moons ago, it seems possible that this was Bob's inspiration for doing this song.
Sorry about the sketchy information, but I'm not a great authority on Brady to say the least - I have seen him live a few times though and he's brilliant.
email@example.com (Ed Ricardo) :
Is the Brady in the Bob Dylan song Duncan And Brady Paul Brady? Does EDLIS have lyrics for songs like that or is it only interested in Greatest Hits these days? :-) Lady From Baltimore, Polly Vaughan, Casey Jones, Duncan And Brady, Catskills Serenade, World Of Fools, Rise Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine. Is EDLIS ignoring that sort of thing?
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 08:49:15 -0600 From: Mark Gonnerman (markg@LELAND.STANFORD.EDU) Subject: Who's Who/ Paul Brady Dylan: There's a group you have here, what's it called, Plankston? Bono: Planxty. Dylan: They're great! Dylan: I'd like to have them. You know Planxty? I also like Paul Brady a lot. -- THE BONO VOX INTERVIEW JULY 8, 1984. (What was it you wanted? #6) Conducted at the Slane Castle, Dublin, prior to Dylan's show. [see http://bob-dylan.com/dok/who/bonovox.html] **************** Who's Who/ Paul Brady >From David Gritten, "Paul Brady, the Unsung Hero of His Famous Peers," THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, 27 July 1995, P. 14. "He is 47, a stocky man with a wayward shock of rumpled reddish hair and a quiet, bookish manner. His parents were teachers; it shows. Yet he truly is revered by peers. Legendary ones: 'Some guys got it down,' wrote Bob Dylan in the notes to his album BIOGRAPH: 'Leonard Cohen, Paul Brady, Lou Reed. Secret heroes' [p. 31]. Quite an endorsement; but Brady stares at his feet when I mention it: 'I met Dylan once around 1985, at Wembley Stadium. But we never had an in-depth conversation. That whole thing's way overblown.' "As he won't trumpet his own excellence, here are the facts. He has been a musician since his teens. A traditional folkie earlier on, he was with the Johnstons for five years before replacing Christy Moore in Planxty. Around 1980 he changed course and ever since has written songs in a vein combining folk with R & B, country, blues and pop." Could someone provide a discography? Any Dylan covers? --Mark www.paulbrady.com