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GUEST,Sidewinder. punkfolkrocker, question? (37) RE: punkfolkrocker, question? 31 Jan 05

Guest -The Truck is Backing Into The Hat and you are in the driving seat. Please illuminate us further with your keen understanding of Punk and Folk Hybrids that could stand shoulder to shoulder with a clear message of Anarchy and Disullionment with society and all its longstanding values. The Pogues sang in 1990 "Down the alley the Ice Wagon flew picked up a stiff that was turning blue.The local kids were sniffin' glue, not much else for kids to do" then a year later "Fare thee well gone away there's nothing left to say.With slainte Joe and Erin go. My loves in Amerikay". Definitely a punk stance in the previous song and a folk approach in the latter work. I am always open to peoples opinions and I asked a punkrocker once what he thought of The Pogues and he said "F**k The Pogues, They are sh*t".Whilst, not so long ago, I was at my local folk night and somebody broached the subject of The Pogues being in the folk tradition and several people dismissed this as "utter rubbish". Therefore, where are The Pogues in the musical scheme of things? Well most punks hate them, most folkies hate them, and I; as neither punk nor folkie love them (bearing in mind I am a Beatlemaniac)pretty much means The Pogues are pop with a penchant for traditional Irish melodies and an a passing interest in the work of Joe Strummer etc.This obviously curries no favour with the hardliners .....and the Truck is emerging from the Hat again.



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