The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135224   Message #3082834
Posted By: Jim Carroll
26-Jan-11 - 02:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req:Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow (MacColl
Subject: RE: McColl or harry Lauder
"Come on Jim, E McC made many fine recordings - but this isn't one of them."
Yes he did Vic, and no it certainly isn't - some of his earlier recordings were so bad he couldn't listen to them himself.
Not commenting on the recording, just the small-minded vindictiveness that inspired this thread (to coincide with the one remembering it is Ewan's birthday).
The problem with bile like this is we have to wade through it it have a decent discussion on MacColl's strengths and weaknesses - rather like pushing the legendary ball of shit up the hill.
As I said, the man's been twenty-two years dead, and the braindeads still use him to sound out their insecurities.
Jim Carroll