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Thread #126718 Message #2819207
Posted By: GUEST,matt milton
23-Jan-10 - 04:59 AM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
I never understood what the fuss was about Nick Drake until I heard Pink Moon. There's only two Drake albums you need: Pink Moon and Family Tree. They're the two albums on which he just plays guitar.
So there's none of the MOR schmaltzy strings. You can really hear that he's got a unique guitar style, influenced by Jansch, to be sure, but also with Robert Johnson and bossa nova and flamenco in there too.