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LMMFAO, BILLY WHO???
Posted by Jason on Saturday, 05.26.07 @ 14:07pm
In my personal opinion Billy is on the same level as Bob Dylan & Woody Guthrie. He is one of our only modern political folk singers. I wish him luck.
Posted by Richie Riot on Friday, 10.12.07 @ 18:33pm
Billy Bragg definitely deserves to be on the Hall of Fame. His songwriting skills aren't limited to politics - he's hard to describe, but his songs reach and teach about all facets of life. If you've never heard of Billy, do yourself a favor and find his music - both early and later work.
Posted by Don on Thursday, 12.27.07 @ 19:32pm
This will never, ever, ever happen, but I'm clicking yes because he's so cool, in a working-class poet kinda way.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 15:59pm
He's a bore and a drag.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 09:13am
I'm not surprised you don't get him, GnR boy.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 09:32am
I am going to assume that this is an attempt at sarcasm and humor. You know us colonists still don't get all that dry Brit humor.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 09:47am
Billy Bragg is way, way, way, way, way too UK-centric for you to get him. He's a poet.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 09:49am
"I'm clicking yes because he's so cool, in a working-class poet kinda way." -Liam
Posted by mel on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 10:02am
He brought elements of english folk into the punk rock/post-punk movement of the late '70s and '80s.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 10:16am
Billy Bragg is way, way, way, way, way too UK-centric for you to get him. He's a poet. - Liam
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 10:42am
I've already said - it's the holidays.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 10:48am
Liam - what can you tell me about a band from Liverpool called the "Clinic". I know they have released 4 or 5 albums.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 10:51am
They're just called Clinic. They're sort of art-punk. Think The V.U. in a more contemporary context, except not as good. I'm not a big fan.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 11:20am
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 11:25am
I'm going away in the summer, and I don't have the money to go abroad twice. I could go down to the coast, but the weather around here isn't good enough for it to be worth going.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 11:41am
Billy Bragg's songwriting is smart, funny, angry, heart-breaking, and most important, very human. I'm sure his politics will turn off some listeners, but I've always thought that I'd rather hear bad politics from a great artist than great politics from a bad artist any day of the week. The important thing is that he shares his point of view so honestly and cleverly (anyway, I agree with a reasonable percent of his politics). There are artists already in the Hall whose quality is dwarfed by Bragg.
Posted by Jack on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 07:34am
I totally agree that he deserves to get in--and also that he's much too European to even be considered. He's had a tremendous influence on the British scene, from the Brits I've talked to. But much of his music is too distinctly British. Even songs like "Help Save the Youth of America," reflect a style and attitude no American act would echo.
Posted by Art on Sunday, 04.4.10 @ 13:09pm
I wish the recognize,excuse my english, of Billy .I remember when i listened for the first time this artist ,the song was LEVI STUBB´s TEARS on Fluminense Radio ,the year was 1984, i remember this ,Brasil was in a bad political moment ,we were fighting for freedon ,and the music was a light in the end of the tunnel and BILLY BRAGG made part of this... FROM BRASIL WITH PRIDE!
Posted by luiz carlos from Brazil on Sunday, 01.16.11 @ 11:10am
Yeah I'd put him in. I'm not going to hold my breathe though, as I bet Jann Wenner & Co. don't even know who he is.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 02:09am
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