Folk Rock: Liege & Lief - Fairport Convention The Tain - Horslips Hark! The Village Wait - Steeleye Span The Cutter & The Clan - Runrig
Folk: Aqaba - June Tabor Sweet William's Ghost - George Deacon & Marion Ross The Young Tradition - Galleries Albion Band - Rise Up Like The Sun Anything by Robin & Barry Dransfield Anything by Nick Drake
"Not sure which catagory to put it in" catagory: Solid Air - John Martyn The Storm - Moving Hearts Afrocelt Soundsystem - Volumes 2 & 3
I find it interesting, some of the video tracks proffered here – held up as examples of folk-rock. It’s apparently a broad church then! I have to confess I differ as to whether some of these fit the trades-description-act – sorry – just my own opinion, mind.
Bonny Ship Diamond - Corries – that’s quite definitely folk, not folk rock – where’s the ‘rock’ element here?
Kebnekajse II – Kebnekajse - a bit nearer the criteria – and interesting line-up…. two bass gtrs!
Ougenweide – Ougenweide – once again, folk, not folk rock – where’s the ‘rock’ element here?
Drunk And Happy – Prudence – well, there’s a rock element to this, but less detectable is any real ‘folk’ content, I feel.
On The Shore – Trees – now that’s a real nod to Fairport-(Leige)-style folk-rock. Much more representative of the genre ‘folk-rock’ than some of the above!
Swaddling Songs - Mellow Candle – same comments apply as I made regarding the ‘Trees’ track.
Where most alleged ‘folk-rock’ falls flat (for me), is that most of the so-called folk-bands forget to honour the ‘rock’ part of the equation. They need to rock-out more to qualify in my book. Too watered-down and it all becomes tame and toothless – or just reverts back to just some ‘other’ way of being, well, ‘just’ folk… and not folk-rock.
Of course, I’ll take into account the fact that only one track per band has been put forward – mebbe not wholly representative of their output. So I’ll do further delving and investigate each suggestion made in more depth. Thanks, at least, to the above contributors for the interesting paths given for me to follow!
I’m gonna bang (off m’ ipod) Thin Lizzy’s ‘Emerald’ track on, good and loud, while I transfer this to the forum ;o) Then I’m gonna treat mesen to a long overdue listen to Tull’s SFTW/HH albums. Some of the folky material on there rocks out y’ken!
Cheers – HFA (who considers himself a folk-rocker)
rredmond: I thought it was both?
Jun 4, 2022 19:34:53 GMT
ash: One can be mistaken for the other because of similar symptoms but COPD is the nasty one! I'm talking an updated statement from Ian early this year.
Jun 5, 2022 9:16:48 GMT
nonrabbit: Sounds joyous smint100 - all round!
Jun 13, 2022 17:15:56 GMT
marshall: Hello, I was at the concert at De Montfort Hall in September along with a number of other shows. I try to get to as many as possible in the UK.
Jun 21, 2022 9:54:11 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thank-you marshall I travelled down from Scotland for the Marillion Weekend there, great venue isn't it! It was standing downstairs, I guess the Tull gig was all seated....did they sell out? Please join in on the forum threads! Cheers
Jun 22, 2022 10:23:28 GMT
marshall: I live in Cumbria and I had booked for the Glasgow show which was,of course, cancelled.
Jun 23, 2022 12:39:45 GMT
marshall: No need to thank me by the way. I was a member of this Forum some year's ago but I forgot my log in details. I will do my best to contribute. I have been a Full can since the early singles and I have some fabulous memories as well as tales to tell.
Jun 23, 2022 12:43:14 GMT
jackinthegreen: In that case welcome back marshall. I am a Full can too....if that's rhyming slang for Tull fan
Jun 24, 2022 20:23:29 GMT
jackinthegreen: I think you may have been neilstcleve
Jun 26, 2022 7:52:47 GMT
steelmonkey: My new. secret, self identity: Full Can. California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?
Jun 27, 2022 1:50:44 GMT
ash: "California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?" Many reasons if your family has Cockney routes
Jul 3, 2022 12:04:52 GMT
steelmonkey: People my age learned of it and some of it from 'A Clockwork Orange', way back when.
Jul 4, 2022 2:05:35 GMT
steelmonkey: And I was taught that Tull members and crew called us civilian fans 'Billies' for Billy Bunter = Punter.
Jul 4, 2022 2:06:56 GMT
ash: My granddad would use Cockney rhyming slang now and then, more so if he was having a Darby. I will let him off seeing as he was born about half a mile from St Mary-le-Bow church.
Jul 4, 2022 7:41:40 GMT
jackinthegreen: OK mate.......stick £100 on black for me
Jul 29, 2022 9:47:39 GMT
bunkerfan: Casino guy banned and posts deleted so keep your money jackinthegreen
Jul 29, 2022 18:38:37 GMT