Mudcat Café message #3942699 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164649   Message #3942699
Posted By: GUEST,Observer
09-Aug-18 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Subject: RE: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
"I just think - "Wow. They've made themselves sound like an average pub band from 1975. How progressive. How inventive."

Sure, do something different with the music - play the pub rock if that's what inspires you - but don't pretend it's reinvention. It's pouring a bad curry on an average pizza. Doesn't make anything better, just makes you fat."

Well stated GUEST,CJ

If that is indeed what you think makes a good breakfast pfr, then no wonder your dancing days are over due to your weight and probably explains the amount of time you seem to spend sat on the toilet. Ain't lifestyle choices a bitch.

I'd say that with regard to songs Brian McNeill does an excellent job of writing songs with historical themes in a traditional style. Bob Knight above also writes and performs "new" material written in a traditional style very, very well.