The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131081 Message #2954514
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
29-Jul-10 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Subject: RE: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
I am amazed at the amount of indignation that Big Ballad Singer has created with this thread. Is it sacrilegious to say Leadbelly and Johnson are overrated? Do we have to tiptoe around when saying the same about Dylan? Why should BBS have to provide a list of people he truly admires to counter the ones he doesn't? And why in hell are people suggesting this thread be closed?
If you disagree with BBS, why not just say why and give your reasons as he's done? I don't see this thread as trolling, and I think you set a dangerous precedent by calling for censorship by the moderators because BBS had the nerve to badmouth Leadbelly. It seems to me Leadbelly's achievements can contradict his opinion on their own merit with just a little help from his admirers here.