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Paul Inglis wrote:Kate Bush is folk music, according to this article. There's a prog site out there that thinks she's a bit prog:
So is prog some kind of folk music then? It's certainly regarded as a terrible transgression in some rock circles...
AndyM wrote:Comus have had a surge in retrospective interest recently - lots of the (excuse me) freak-folk celebrants have been hailing them as neglected pioneers. that enviable category!
AndyM wrote:Heard of them, never actually heard a track before. They seem to have escaped the attention of those who have compiled recent compilations of that era & genre. And I like it !
Adam Blake wrote:I'll lay my ISB cards on the table. You can't really sit on the fence with the Incredibles. Either they are utterly infuriating or you can't help but like them. I think time has not been very kind to them but that doesn't mean they were wrong - at least in their innovatory period of "The Layers Of The Onion", "Hangman's", "Wee Tam and The Big Huge" and bits of "Changing Horses". The level of invention is quite astonishing sometimes. They make the most unlikely combinations of acoustic instruments and the most eccentric arrangements work together through sheer will power and force of imagination. But they are damned and undone by self-conscious tweeness. Tweeness is not cute, and they act as though it is. That said, I never saw them live, and they were apparently very impressive in concert. I saw Robin Williamson perform many times, though, and always enjoyed it. He is first and foremost a superb musician.
AndyM wrote:They always sounded like Donovan with the fun removed.
AndyM wrote:As for the ISB, I fear I would side with the twee-phobics. They always sounded like Donovan with the fun removed.
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