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Thread #115069   Message #2463810
Posted By: M.Ted
12-Oct-08 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: 70s Folk Rock
Subject: RE: 70s Folk Rock
For you,listening to Lindisfarne may have been like eating circus peanuts, but to us, hunkered down in a suburban basement in Lansing, Michigan, hearing that first Lindisfarne album was a bit like having the Holy Grail appear above one's dining room table--not that we were allowed in the dining room--

In those days, we didn't know the band's peculiar name was that of a place, and none of us had even heard of St. Aidan. Times were different then, and it had been necessary, on reading of the band in some underground paper or other, to order it special from The Disc Shop, where they sympathized with those who cared about the advanced quality of"British Imports".

We also didn't realize that the music had been heavily influenced by American music, some of which we at least feigned to disdain. Older and wiser now. Well, at least older.