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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Saturday, March 04, 2006
    In folk heaven
    Watching The Goodies this evening made me consider that maybe my youthful addiction to their shows explains why I'm now such a fan of Can and other seventies Euro-electronic dizziness (my current faves: the wildly original Magma). Because each Goodies soundtrack clearly owes a great deal to sounds of that ilk. Or perhaps I liked the Goodies so much as a teen because, even then, I had the music in me...

    In the same way I'm now reflecting on the reason I always liked Lamb so much. It wasn't the drum'n'bass, I don't listen to much else of that. It must have been the very special voice of Lou Rhodes. Her voice; and her lyricism. Seeing her at the Barbican concert Folk Britannia: Daughters of Albion brought this home. She has folk roots, folk sensibilities, even (this is nonsense I know, but I'm on a roll) folk looks. I've downloaded her solo album Beloved One and I'm now in folk heaven.

    [Two full tracks for listening at BBC Collective]