Mudcat Café message #55392 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8816   Message #55392
Posted By: RWilhelm
23-Jan-99 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: Incredible String Band: An Appreciation.
Subject: RE: Incredible String Band: An Appreciation.
I feel the same. It was extremely exciting for me to hear acoustic music that adventurous in the 60s. You're right that not everything worked but it was also because they were doing things that had never been done before. I think "10,000 Spirits" is still a masterpiece, I wore out one vinyl copy. I still occasionally sing and play "Gently Tender" or "First Girl I Loved."

I saw Robin Williamson solo about 10 years ago playing guitar, harp, and pipes doing mostly traditional songs and telling stories. It was mesmerising.