Mudcat Café message #3051070 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134203   Message #3051070
Posted By: GUEST,erbert
11-Dec-10 - 01:13 PM
Thread Name: BBC4 Christmas Session
Subject: RE: BBC4 Christmas Session
I've liked Bellowhead a lot and keenly supported them in various online forum rows.
But must admit I'm going off them, due mainly to the conceitedly affected vocals & theatrical posturing of Jon Boden.

If I want to listen to exaggerated Alex Harvey and 'Laughing Gnome' era Bowie aping Anthony Newly
vocal stylisations, I'll dig out the old LP's.

Up to now I've tolerated that swollen headed bourgeois cabaret/burlesque aspect
of the bands performance persona.
But since they become poptart darlings of the corporate media Art circuit
they are in danger of disappearing up their own self indulgent circus ring.

merry xmas.