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Thread #67071   Message #1118227
Posted By: The Shambles
18-Feb-04 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Subject: RE: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
I think that it would be fair to say that there is a little bit of snobbery involved here. Not that this is the songwriter's fault - he just happens to be French. That fact does not make his songs automatically better than those of non-French speaking songwriters. It does not make them worse either.

For I feel that the snobbery is from both sides and that we should not take it out on the songwriter just because some of his supporters are motivated by snobbery. An objective view of his work is required but is difficult to obtain.