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Thread #142469 Message #3287466
Posted By: Baz Bowdidge
09-Jan-12 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
>As far as I know, MacColl seldom commented on what was going on in the revival - except maybe in privare conversations - there; I'd be very grateful if aybody could point out any examples of him having done so and where I can get hold of them.
I thought the whole dislike thing was legendary as if he ever did analyse CG style clearly in writing he summed up 'Bobby Dylan's' repetoire as 'watery pap'.
To me McColl comes across as a manifest of creative intelligence and narrow-mindedness and it must have been hard for him to see his beloved 'traditional roots' evolve and descend into watery pap of skiffle, folk-rock, East Coast, West Coast etc.