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Posted By: punkfolkrocker
24-Aug-18 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
What most of these old gits who snidely disparage 'punk' fail to understand,
is just how similar it was to their prescription for Trad British Folk...

F'rinstance.. circa 1975-76 many of us smartarse Brit teenagers were sick
of all the trite conventions of prevailing rock & pop orthodoxies...
Singing in an affected American or 'transatlantic' accent was a particular irritant and call to arms...

We made a point of proudly singing punk rock in our own British accents...

I still enjoy 1950s and 60s British rock n rollers who avoided putting on a yank accent...
[it might have been shite rock n roll compared to the real USA deal,
but it has a charm all of it's own..]

We were teens who were at comfort being British,
without the nationalism and xenophobia still to be found amongst too many Britsh Trad Folk chauvanists...

I like a lot of music - some of it is British trad folk,
and some of that trad folk is barely listenable by most popular standards...
I also have a soft spot for outsider music..
Different music pleasures as the mood takes me...

there.. I suppose that's the closest I get to a mission statement...!!!

Right now I'm listening to mid 60s Brit band The Action..
1/2 an hour ago I played The Southlanders "I am a Mole" about 5 times in a row... I'm still smiling...

I'm off down to the kitchen now to listen to some Louis Jordan...