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Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Feb-15 - 08:35 PM
Thread Name: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
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Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Sidewinder
Date: 09 Jan 15 - 07:22 AM

Happy New Year Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Regards.

Sidewinder




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.
Date: 12 Jan 15 - 07:29 AM

Still think "Norwegian Wood" is one of the best folk songs ever!

Regards.

Sidewinder.




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,JJ
Date: 13 Jan 15 - 04:11 AM

Ignoring the fact that they're not part of the festival proper, I see more and more 'pop' performers appearing at folk festivals.

Whilst I like Beatles stuff I really don't expect (or want) to hear it at a folk festival I go to.

The Proclaimers (for example) are very popular - but in my opinion they're a pop group, not a folk group and have no place at a folk festival...in MY opinion.

JJ




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: melodeonboy
Date: 13 Jan 15 - 04:37 AM

The nostalgia industry rolls on and on, eh? And it's not even the jaded remnants of one of those 60s pop bands that are still hanging on but a copy band!




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.
Date: 13 Jan 15 - 07:21 AM

The Weavers and The Spinners covered Beatles Songs if I am not mistaken?

Regards.

Sidewinder.




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Mr Angry
Date: 13 Jan 15 - 07:29 AM

A Beatles tribute band, I hope PRS forms will be filled in.




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Mr Angry
Date: 13 Jan 15 - 07:37 AM

The WEAVERS disbanded in 1964 highly unlikely that they covered any Beatles songs




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.
Date: 14 Jan 15 - 06:58 AM

Presumably, as The Beatles had taken on the mantle of master songwriters by 1964, they felt that; the game was up for them?

Regards.

Sidewinder.




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Mr Angry
Date: 14 Jan 15 - 04:19 PM

Tosh The Beatles were hardly master songwriters in 1964.
They improved immensely with the help of George Martin.Idonot think the Spinners ever covered any of their songs either, where do you dream this stuff up.




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 14 Jan 15 - 06:41 PM

Bootleg Beatles is better than no beatles, if yer in the mood

I disagree. If I want to hear the Beatles, I will listen to a recording, not a tribute act.

DC




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 14 Jan 15 - 08:39 PM

welllll... that's easily accommodated...

While everyone else is enjoying a communal good time live music experience,
you can sit all alone in your grumpy pants listening to your Beatles gramophone recordings...

Now let's think of all the reaallly good post 1966 last tour songs the Beatles never got to perform in public,
that the most accomplished tribute bands can at least give us a very accurate representation
of what they might have sounded like if the real Beatles
had continued playing live on stage...




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,JJ
Date: 14 Jan 15 - 08:46 PM

If I want to see or listen to a pop group in a festival environment I'd go to a pop festival.

JJ




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 14 Jan 15 - 09:01 PM

Grrrrrrr.. those pesky youngsters with their ear splitting amplified pop music din....


Get out of mudcat and don't come back until you are at least 64...




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Sidewinder
Date: 15 Jan 15 - 07:15 AM

We are talking about a group that disbanded 45 years ago and enriched the lives of millions with their catchy songs and humour and performances. This is the crux of the issue; can they now be considered or accepted as "Folk" (among other musical idioms)? After attending hundreds of singarounds and hearing Beatles songs performed on numerous occasions- je donc oui!

Regards.

Sidewinder.




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Jan 15 - 10:16 AM

The organisers of these small-town festivals have integrity and business sense. One way of balancing the books is to pull in non-folkie local punters. If it means the difference between having a festival with a pop group to get bums on seats, and no festival at all, I'd go for the first option.

I have far more of an issue with has-been pop-stars who were once on the folk scene, who are absolute dross (IMHO), singing 60s hits thrashing it out on 2 rhythm acoustic guitars, being booked at same festival 2 years running.

This is not prejudice. One of these 2 singers did an absolutely brilliant concert at the same place 3 years ago singing mostly folk material backed by brilliant musicians. You can't get the staff these days!




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Young Folkie
Date: 15 Jan 15 - 10:33 AM

Book Donovan instead, a quality pop and folk performer.
Tribute bands are parasites




Subject: RE: Bootleg Beatles at Beverley Folk Festiva
From: GUEST,Blandiver (Astray)
Date: 15 Jan 15 - 10:53 AM

Got nice editions of Pepper's and Revolver for Xmas. Love Revolver especially - Tomorrow Never Knows sets the mood a whole psyche-folk-drone aesthetic and still sounds like it was recorded next year.

When I was a kid I my folk epiphany came (aged 6) when I flipped over my mum's copy of All You Need is Love and just melted to Lennon's modal clavioline on Baby You're a Rich Man which said it all. As Camus said : "A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened." That was my first...

The Beatles may not be folk in the folkie sense (thank God) but they're a huge part of the folklore of British traditional culture these past 50+ years. Our local Beatles tribute act Jepps - virtuoso Waits in the timeless tradition of doing what they'd paid to do excellently - were a regular at Fylde Festival in its latter years, even getting the celebrated Organiser up and dancing...

Folk is as folk does.