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Thread #126718 Message #2824882
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
29-Jan-10 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Of course, there's being influenced and being INFLUENCED! Unfortunately, I've grown up with two or three generations of British rock/pop singers being influenced by American singers and it makes me cringe! Every time I hear Robbie Williams twisting his vocal cords in an attempt replicate Bobby Darin or whoever, I just want to laugh out loud. Likewise, the majority of British blues singers are still trying to sound like B.B., Muddy, John Lee etc. The bottom line, as far as Nick is concerned, is that I don't believe him. I'm not hearing the real Nick Drake but a singer that he has invented.