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Thread #164711   Message #3945523
Posted By: The Sandman
22-Aug-18 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
however i have not heard any instrumental music in the uk that is as high in standard as music in county clare and kerry, Some of the young and old performers in the uk folk revival are very good as regards song but some seem to be tempted by commercialism which puts over arrangement and trying to create a new sound before clarity and meaning of lyrics, i do realise that the need to try new ideas is important but if should not be to the detriment of being able to hear words, to go in the direction of intersting soud to the detriment of words can be one of the products of commercilism, commercial music often has nothing challenging to say but goes for a wall of sound example phil spector.
GOOD TRADTIONAL SONGS AND GOOD MODERN SOCIAL COMMENT SONGS SUCH AS PALACES OF GOLD do not need over arrangement or the phil spector treatment