Mudcat Café message #346000 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8816   Message #346000
Posted By: Chanteyranger
24-Nov-00 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: Incredible String Band: An Appreciation.
Subject: RE: Incredible String Band: An Appreciation.
My older sister put The Hedgehog Song on the turntable to help soothe me through a high school unrequited love, back in 1970. I played it over and over that week. In 1975, I played the album for a friend who thought it was awful, and then said, "listen to this - it's much better" - and put on Steeleye Span's "Below The Salt" LP. After that, there was no looking back at the ISB for me. An unfair comparison, I know, but back then I tended to think of the ISB as a largely pseudo-kinda-medieval group, and naturally, listening to Steeleye Span for me was a major step up, and a revelation.