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Thread #126835   Message #2822224
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Jan-10 - 09:24 PM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Well, I guess I wouldn't call "Arogance, Ignorance, and Greed" a "folk" songs, so I have no purist folkie expectations for it. Nonetheless, it seems to be a good song, and I think the video is well-produced.

Wondering why there's always such controversy about Show of Hands, I played several cuts on Spotify. I found I liked some, and didn't like others. But no, they're not pure folk, so why expect them to be? If Cyril Tawney had acted like Show of Hands, I might have been distressed. If Show of Hands acts like a commercial group, that's OK with me.

Is Taddylad trolling? Maybe, maybe not. The objectionable posts in this thread come from others, who ought to know better.