Saturday, 27 August 2011

GUEST SPOT # 11 - Show of Hands - "Roots"

This weeks guest spot is by Andrew Brown (AKA Grumpys Shed)

Show of Hands - Roots (2005)


I heard this in the background while I was doing something around the house a couple of weeks ago.    I was in a 'standards today are not what they used to be' mood and I heard the reference to Australian Soap's and  pubs now with TV's and no more live music etc...  I thought that this is a song after my own heart. I wound up the volume and found myself unusually stirred enough to sing along and my mood lifted.  I've found that you
become more nostalgic as you put on the years and, whilst life goes on (cue for Noah and the Whale song), let's not forget our roots.  After hearing the title and the band at the end of the song I checked them out and have since downloaded the best of 'Show of Hands' album with further stimulating and meaningful songs. Perhaps more to come!
'...letting one rip'

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sfw
27 August 2011 at 13:42

Thanks Grumpys shed! Must admit I've been getting into more british folk the last few years, (laura Marling, johnny Flynn and the sussex wit, Mumfords etc) but wasn't familiar with these two. I find folk a bit like traditional ales, ie makes you wince at first but after a few it gets you grinning like a Cheshire cat!

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27 August 2011 at 15:00

Still need to be careful not to o/d on it though

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27 August 2011 at 18:36

Sfwr, that's a good analogy of folk, a few beers with old Pa a few years back before watching Pentangle certainly helped for me!

Thanks for the contribution, Grumpy's Shed!

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28 August 2011 at 10:00

Always been a bit of Folk Lover and used to haunt the folk clubs in late 60s early 70s, yes before you were born!! I'm a sucker for the fiddle, good rousing track, these guys are worth further investigation....'strap yourself to a tree with roots'

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