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Thread #95097   Message #1846137
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
29-Sep-06 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Subject: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Although from his life's that MacColl saw himself as a man of the left with total commitment to the working class, his trousers had a dubious middle class look about them.

How come so many people did not recognise them as the clue to his class treachery? Can we really hear those Radio Ballads again knowing he was in those trousers when he putting together those great tales of working class struggle, not from a working position, from the comfort of those trousers?