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Posted By: Ruth Archer
02-Dec-06 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: Bellowhead on Jools Holland - 1 Dec 2006
Subject: RE: Bellowhead on Jools Holland - 1 Dec 2006
I liked Jordan a lot more than Rigs of the Time. The latter is a funny arrangement, and I hate when the arrangement of a song takes precedence over the lyrics, which is what i think happens in the Bellowhead version. Having said that, JB is a big proponent of Peter Bellamy's music and has done some really good interpretations in the past, so maybe one or two over-enthusiastic embellishments are allowed.

The thing I took exception to was the silly hat and the odd hand gestures. What was THAT all about? I think he must have felt the need to rise somehow to the occasion, but that's no excuse for Vogueing his way through a folk classic. He looked like he had some sort of palsy. At least during Jordan he took off the hat and played the fiddle, so he had something to do with his hands.