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Thread #128145   Message #2866106
Posted By: Paul Reade
17-Mar-10 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Finger in Ear - what's all that about?
Subject: RE: Finger in Ear - what's all that about?
I've never thought MacColl was a prat because he sang on a reverse chair with a cupped hand - what I said was "... if you are Ewan MacColl you can do it - after all it was his style and he invented it". I still maintain though that someone copying his, or anyone else's, style to that extent could be described as "a prat".

Of course it could be that the folk scene is ripe for an influx of MacColl impersonators, in the same way as the "Elvis impersonators" ... the mind boggles.