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Thread #76123   Message #1346136
Posted By: red max
03-Dec-04 - 05:32 AM
Thread Name: Steeleye Span Your Favorite Period
Subject: RE: Steeleyspan Your Favorite Period
It's funny how you'll often hear high praise for Please to see the king and Below the salt, and yet between those two was the excellent Ten man mop which no one ever mentions

It's pretty hard to fault anything up until Mike Batt entered the scene, but there are a couple of tracks on Now we are six that are a little twee

I sense that a lot of folkies held them in disdain, but didn't Steeleye do more to reach "the folk" than any club purists in the 70s? I'm eternally grateful that they introduced me to a wonderful sphere of music that I'd have otherwise been oblivious to