Mudcat Café message #3183399 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3183399
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
07-Jul-11 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
Banjiman, after much thought, this is it. If you write a new song with a tune half-nicked from an old song, use slightly archaic language and even better have an archaic subject matter, you've pretty much cracked it. Specially if it has a sing-along chorus. If you fail to jump through any of these three hoops, forget it.

This doesn't of course take into account the incredibly broad range of tunes, subject matter and linguistic styles found in traditional music. And the fact that some of it is absolutely jawdroppingly brilliant and some of it is (shhh!) trite, throwaway crap...

That Wendy's a good songwriter, mind...