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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:59 am 
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http://music.guardian.co.uk/rock/story/0,,2260202,00.html

"I don't know why it happened, but I do know that it's led to a watering-down of music," says singer-songwriter Richard Hawley. With his quiff, his forthcoming rockabilly soundtrack for the Faye Dunaway film Flick and, indeed, a son called Lewis - after Jerry Lee - the Mercury-nominated Hawley is perhaps the only major British artist in recent years to have combined mainstream success with an audible and visible 50s influence, the legacy of his late father, "a scary teddy boy".

"You get people putting up notices on the board in our studio, looking for musicians, and they'll list influences," he says. "You never see Chuck Berry or Bo Diddley, you see Suede or Blur, and that's how music gets watered down. I'm not saying it's a bad thing." He takes a thoughtful pull on his cigarette. "Actually, I am. You learn musicianship, tone and feel from those records. You listen to an old Fats Domino record and those guys are locked in. They've learnt that from playing night after night after night. A lot of early rock'n'roll records, the stance they take is snotty and fuck-off, but there's a degree of musicianship as well. Musicianship is a dirty word these days."


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johnny wrote:
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"...I'm not saying it's a bad thing." He takes a thoughtful pull on his cigarette. "Actually, I am...


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and that's why the press love Mr H. A proper opinion.

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johnny wrote:
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" - the Mercury-nominated Hawley is perhaps the only major British artist in recent years to have combined mainstream success with an audible and visible 50s influence, the legacy of his late father, "a scary teddy boy".


...................And don't we love him for it.................. :)


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I love the photo of Vv and the Vs in the old-fashioned cinema ushers uniforms!


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