The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142469 Message #3284154
Posted By: Richard Bridge
03-Jan-12 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
While I was no great fan of Baez, the occasions I happen to bump into films of her early performances I am astounded by the excellence of her voice.
Dylan's voice was and remains extremely unpleasant, somewhat like a wasp in a kazoo, and it is far far too charitable to call his guitar playing or harmonica work as "average".
I don't much like much of MacColl's composed work, but he did do valuable research work and helped preserve much folk song. I love his politics - but hate the fact that he was a fake professional Scotsman. Still, at least he pretended to be something, unlike Dylan who merely pretended not to be what he was.