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The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?

Ruth Archer 29 Jan 09 - 08:00 AM
Banjiman 29 Jan 09 - 08:30 AM
GUEST,carriepipes 29 Jan 09 - 08:38 AM
Leadfingers 29 Jan 09 - 08:38 AM
Ruth Archer 29 Jan 09 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,Baz parkes 29 Jan 09 - 11:03 AM
Cllr 29 Jan 09 - 11:15 AM
Ruth Archer 29 Jan 09 - 01:05 PM
Banjiman 29 Jan 09 - 01:13 PM
Ruth Archer 29 Jan 09 - 01:24 PM
Hamish 12 Jul 10 - 03:49 AM
Morris-ey 12 Jul 10 - 04:41 AM
theleveller 12 Jul 10 - 05:59 AM
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Subject: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 08:00 AM

I'd be interested in what others think of this...

The Bad Shepherds

ADRIAN EDMONDSON (Vocals, 'thrash mandolin') MAARTIN ALLCOCK TROY DONOCKLEY (Uillean pipes, cittern, whistles, vocals) ANDY DINAN (Fiddle) MARK WOOLLEY(bodhran)


"The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because we really like the noise. We think the songs are better than people remember. We love folk instruments. It works. We do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, Talking Heads, Squeeze and others, even Kraftwerk! Alright, they're not all punk, but they come from roughly the same era. We've mostly given the songs a kind of Celtic feel, and we've stuck in the odd reel and jig here and there. But occassionally we just thrash! I've always thought the excitement of a reel taking off is the nearest thing to the excitement of watching punk live in the 70's."


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Banjiman
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 08:30 AM

Quite like the sound.... think it's a great idea.

Slightly resent them going straight to the top of festival billings because of Ade Edmonson's involvement. But I guess that is the way the world works!

Paul


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: GUEST,carriepipes
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 08:38 AM

Hi Ruth, I've heard of these guys in the press probably because of Ade Edmondson's involvelent and do you know I think why not-after all it's all about getting together and having a good time 'thrashing' away on instruments and having no frills honest entertainment.    Saying that I'm not mad into 'folk fusion' as to me it turns some-thing as honest as traditional music into some-thing a bit, er ponsy. I'm not saying it's wrong to cross breed genres it's just not my cup of tea. Although I think these guys are simply covering songs using tradtional instruments? I think it's the raw energy of punk which would make this a winning combo though? I might add that I like a bit of punk and rock generally but if you don't it might make to see this genre in a different light. I'm intrigued...


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 08:38 AM

That link doesnt seem to work for me ! Try :- http://www.thebadshepherds.com/


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 08:51 AM

thanks, Terry. I blickified it, so I'm not sure why it didn't work...


The Bad Shepherds...I hope.


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: GUEST,Baz parkes
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 11:03 AM

I see they couldn't resist using the C word...

Baz.


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Cllr
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 11:15 AM

oh brilliant, its awsome, thanks for bringing this to our attention
Cllr


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 01:05 PM

to be honest, I wondered whether the language issues might be a problem for a mainstream folk audience, Baz.


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Banjiman
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 01:13 PM

"to be honest, I wondered whether the language issues might be a problem for a mainstream folk audience, Baz"

I think it is English....bit Southern but sounds like English to me.....


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 01:24 PM

*rolls eyes*


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Hamish
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 03:49 AM

So... a year-plus on... what does the jury think?


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: Morris-ey
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 04:41 AM

I like 'em...


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Subject: RE: The Bad Shepherds - Folk Punk?
From: theleveller
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 05:59 AM

Saw them at Moonbeams Festival on Friday and they were fantastic. Maartin Allcock is, of course, no longer with them but they work really well together as a band and had the place rocking to an unlikely collection of 80s classics played in a curious folkie style. Great fun but not one for the purists.


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