Friday, October 13, 2006

The Weavers kind of suck

I was in the mood for some folk music in the vein of Peter Paul and Mary or the Kingston Trio. I tried a CD by The Weavers, and I don't think of myself as a music snob, but the production quality was closer to the song a friend of mine recorded in ten minutes at the Seattle Music Museum's open-to-the-public studio than what I would expect from professionals.

I'm tempted to blame sucky recording technology from the early '50s, but the Mills Brothers recordings from the same time are much much better. So is the KT from only a few years later. So I'm putting The Weavers in the "maybe influential in its day, but hasn't aged well" bin.

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