Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Singing in a Scottish Accent

Sleepy Sunday Show #26 highlighted 3 groups who when singing do so - not in a faux American drawl - but rather in their own natural acccent.

As listeners to the tartanpodcast perhaps this is something you appreciated. Perhaps it's something that holds an appeal to you. Maybe you've even bought a CD of one of these bands because they sing in their own, Scottish accent.

Dropkick are one of those bands in question. And recently their CD 'Music to Watch Sheep By' was slated in a review in Marverick country music magazine.

Here's where you can see a scan of the article - zoom in!

Ok. Now what? Well, if you've enjoyed Dropkick's music, or that of any other Scottish performer who doesn't adopt an American accent when singing, why not write to the editor of the magazine and express yourself? You never know, they may print your letter...

Email him here;


Blogger Grant - Three From Leith said...

I love Dropkick - for wit and social commentary in their lyrics, as well as cracking tunes, they can't be beaten. I've played them numerous times, I've seen them live and was blown away.... but I can't complain about this article. I've read and re-read it, but it's definitely not having a go or marking them down because they're singing in Scottish accents (apart from unfairly comparing them to the Proclaimers). I do disagree with the guy's views on their music and lyrics though. He's waaaaaay off the mark there.

A better way of showing that you disagree with him would be to nip over to www.dropkickmusic.co.uk and buy their CDs ;-) And then write to him and tell him what you've done !!

December 06, 2005 1:01 PM  
Blogger mark - tartanpodcast said...

The guys in the band took from the article that the reviewer made the Proclaimers reference as a jibe at DK singing in their own accent.

And 2 stars??

December 06, 2005 1:06 PM  
Blogger Grant - Three From Leith said...

OK - if that's what Alastair and Andrew took from it, I see why you raised it.

Yeah - I know where I'd like that reviewer to put his stars, and you wouldn't see them shining ;-)

It gets the full quotient of stars from me ! I'm off to email the bloke...

December 06, 2005 8:46 PM  
Blogger Grant - Three From Leith said...

I gave him a flea in his ear ;-)


December 06, 2005 9:03 PM  

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