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GUEST,guest - Jim Younger Nick Drake - hype and reality (155* d) RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality 24 Jan 10

Ah, just want to say that Nick Drake's social class, and however subtly anyone may wish to grade it, has nothing to do with his power as a musician, for me.

An interesting point was raised earlier about trying to copy (or learning, should I say?) ND's guitar style. Like trying to play Nic Jones, it rarely works (never, for me, I should say, but I still have a go).

The guy was unique - yes, there were Jansch, Graham, Dave Evans, and all the other great players of that time ... and others, who we heard once: maybe when they woke up on our kitchen floor, picked up a guitar, astonished all us space cadets, and then vanished ... on a 63 'bus.

And for me, there is real beauty in much of Nick Drake's work, a rare enough quality.

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