Mudcat Café message #3188047 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3188047
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
15-Jul-11 - 03:29 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
Yes Pip, I agree with you that a lot of the alt-folk around is pretty retro (the ISB influences and so on are near-compulsory) and chances are that in a few years, it will sound as quaint as some of the stuff that Al bangs on about. The point I was trying to make is that if you want non-trad folk it is out there, but thankfully has nothing to do with dated comedy or cheesy light entertainment. A good thing in my opinion, but then I've always liked the ISB... and have found myself capable of listening to a whole set without needing it broken up with mother-in-law jokes and card tricks, or whatever constitutes a top quality night out.