Today when I was walking to class, John’s Mayer’s “Your Body is a Wonderland” started playing on my Ipod. Even though the song has some hidden (or not so hidden) dirty lyrics, I can’t help but love it. It’s such an addicting song. I love Mayer’s voice and how soothing and sensual it is. And yes, I know–John Mayer is a bit pretentious and his ego has grown “Bigger Than His Body,” shall we say. But whatever, because he’s a phenomenal guitar player!
For those who find Mayer’s mainstream music too “pop,” I recommend checking out his blues/rock band called the John Mayer Trio to really get a taste of his talent. The song below is called “Vultures.” While this song was released on Mayer’s “Continuum” album, and is one of my favorite songs on that album, I personally prefer the JMT version.
The John Mayer Trio is amazing. The band founded in 2005, and the Trio released a live album, Try! in that year. The album covers two songs: “Wait Until Tomorrow” by Jimi Hendrix, and “I Got a Woman” by Ray Charles. The JMT also covers John Mayer songs, “Daughters,” “Something’s Missing,””Vultures” and “Gravity.” Finally, there are three original songs that are written by Mayer and/or the other band members.
The other two band members are bassist Pino Palladino(amazing…) and the legendary Steve Jordan on drums.
I usually get annoyed when artists go “mainstream,” and create pop music that is “below” their talent or not true to themselves . However, I like the mixture of JM’s “poppier” acoustic stuff with JMT’s blues sound. It creates a variety and gives me different, but all amazing, sounds to listen to when I’m in different moods. I guess John Mayer has a right to be egotistical….
Want to know more about John Mayer? Check out his website at: http://www.johnmayer.com/
Here is JMT’s last.fm site: http://www.last.fm/music/John+Mayer+Trio