Mudcat Café message #4032125 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4032125
Posted By: Jim Carroll
04-Feb-20 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Iv have that on the shelf Jag
I see no difference that Sharp's views conflict in any way with those dominant in Britain at the time
The Empire was built and survived on such views
I have always been aware of how those views affected his work in the United States, but it is beyond me to understand why they should impact on his recording English singers, which is basically what 'Fakesong' is about.
These people were of their time - Harker has treated them as right-wing extremists and has used that to place a question mark on our traditional song
As I said - 'straw men'