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GUEST,Murray MacLeod Is Don Mclean a folkie??? (45) RE: Is Mclean a folkie??? 07 Oct 00

Callie, I agree with you they are all good songs. And of course I totally retract my previous smart-ass remark about all the other songs being crap ( that goes for both McLeans). Call me a populist if you will, but I find that that the really great (WRITTEN) songs are in fact the ones which the masses take to their bosom. The converse is not necessarily true of course, just look at the success of "My Way".

But yes, I would still say that "American Pie" and "Caledonia" are both songs which are touched by genius whereas the other songs which I know by these two writers are simply hugely enjoyable and well-crafted. IMHO.


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