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Posted By: Spleen Cringe
30-Jun-08 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Glastonbury English Folk Festival?...
Subject: RE: Glastonbury English Folk Festival?...
Initially American, yes (although with roots at least partly in early country music, which in turn has its roots, both secular and church, in the songs and ballads brought over to the US from England, Scotland and Ireland - an oversimplified history, yes, but nonetheless...). However you cannot seriously believe that when the Beatles brought out, say, Revolver, they were still trying to sound like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and co? It so they failed miserably, especially with the likes of "Tomorrow Never Know", "Eleanor Rigby", "She Said She Said" and so on. If you think these are just pale imitations of the American rock music of the time, you really do have cloth ears. Sorry and all that! Do you not realise this was an era when a shockingly large proportion of American bands were desperately trying to sound English?

Traditional folk music is far from being the only music musicians in the country have created, contributed to and developed.

Open your ears, man, and let your mind follow!