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Thread #126718 Message #2818229
Posted By: Johnny J
22-Jan-10 - 02:08 AM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Even Celtic Connections have got into the act with a tribute concert this year. Mind you, they seem to seek out any excuse for a bit of indulgence. Too much money to spend, perhaps!
Personally, I enjoyed Nick Drake's music. It was around during my younger years although I didn't buy any of his albums until after he died... Not long afterwards, mind you, and before all the hype got off the ground.
However, the albums(Vinyl too) remain in my collection as reminder of Nick's music and that period but the music isn't better or worse than any of the other great stuff going around back then.
We don't know how his music may or may not have developed if Nick had lived. This may have been his only "purple patch" artisticly speaking or he might have gone on to greatness. Yet, there's no guarantee that we would still be making such a fuss about him or that particular period in his career.