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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Capsule: Why folk is back

In last month's The Word, an interesting perspective on why folk is back a music genre amongst popkids and popparents alike. Colin Newman of Wire, for it is he, said:

"The interesting thing was post-punk, a way of looking at the world that irrevocably changed in '76 and '77. You had to do more than say you were new, you had to be new... I really don't subscribe to any concpet of a movement; it's rubbish. It just remains the easiest way for four spotty boys or girls to get in a room and make a very satisfying noise on a basic level... People of 19 and 20 may not have much money and if you want to make your impact you're going to choose whatever comes easiest. Today I suspect it might be folk music.

Paul Du Noyer, 'What did you do in the war, Daddy?', The Word, February 2007, p71


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