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Thread #126718 Message #2820485
Posted By: GUEST,guest - Jim Younger
24-Jan-10 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Ah, just want to say that Nick Drake's social class, and however subtly anyone may wish to grade it, has nothing to do with his power as a musician, for me.
An interesting point was raised earlier about trying to copy (or learning, should I say?) ND's guitar style. Like trying to play Nic Jones, it rarely works (never, for me, I should say, but I still have a go).
The guy was unique - yes, there were Jansch, Graham, Dave Evans, and all the other great players of that time ... and others, who we heard once: maybe when they woke up on our kitchen floor, picked up a guitar, astonished all us space cadets, and then vanished ... on a 63 'bus.
And for me, there is real beauty in much of Nick Drake's work, a rare enough quality.