The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142469 Message #3850800
Posted By: Steve Shaw
17-Apr-17 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
The trouble is, Al, that this kind of discussion always ends up in polarisation. Your opening remarks are typical. It seems to always depend on whether one is a Dylan aficionado or not. The comment about the elder statesmen of the folk revival reeks of hyperbole to me. If that overwhelming influence is present, I don't see abundant signs of it all over the place hitting me between the eyes. The man himself regards himself as a rock singer. Can't deny he had influence on some people. But to suggest (not saying you are suggesting...) that he's some kind of pivotal or seminal figure in the folk music revival is pushing it way too far.