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Thread #107099   Message #2218602
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
18-Dec-07 - 08:49 PM
Thread Name: Fairytale of New York censored by Beeb!
Subject: RE: Fairytale of New York censored by Beeb!
I like Shane's songs. They seem to me, very poetic.

I remember years ago Karl Dallas wondering in print in the Melody Maker, why the Irish were so keen to embrace the national stereotypes in folksong; at the very time the American black people were turning their backs on blues songs, with their crude racial stereotypes.

Either way, you could pick a hole in Bottle of Smoke or Fairytale of New York - every line of them - for just those faults. Surely you accept it, in its totality, or not at all.