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GUEST,Volgadon Folk metal (98* d) RE: Folk metal 16 Nov 08

"There are some excellent performers in folk, but its real force is twofold. It taps a wellspring, the place from where we come: it is the reflection of 600 years of exploitation, infidelity, betrayal murder and even genocide. Secondly it does embrace not only as the subjects of those tales but also as narrators and performers we ordinary people - not superheroes in spandex on stage, but the man and woman offthe street. It is us and our heritage."

I dunno, there is just as much of that, I mean songs about ordinary people, in rock and pop as there is in folk.
So much of the 'tradition' is songs about kings and queens, lords and ladies, the high and mighty, the rich, the dashing the clourful, like highwayman, gallant hussars, etc.
People have always been fascinated by things which seem different to the drab and grey realities of everyday life.

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