20 April 2011

Videos of the week -- patriotic rock


Popular English folk-rock duo Show of Hands (Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, both from the Devon/Cornwall area) give a voice to the revival of cultural patriotism in the land of my ancestors. I present their music here partly in recognition of St. George's Day (23 April), England's national day, which falls on this coming Saturday. The above video, "Country Life", is a paean to a culture under siege from out-of-control corrosive capitalism. Here's another of their works, "Roots", partly inspired by a Christian minister who defined his "vision of Hell" as "three Somerset folk singers in a pub":

The band's website is here.

4 Comments:

Blogger mendip said...

Wonderful songs and sound - I was unfamiliar with them and will have to check out more - thanks for posting!

20 April, 2011 05:55  
Blogger okjimm said...

Whoa.... great music... made me want to tap a Guinness...

22 April, 2011 08:54  
Blogger okjimm said...

ok.... straight up stuff.... I have been listening to this all afternoon!!!!
& off to order a copy!!!

Really.... this is great... thanks

22 April, 2011 13:23  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Cool! Glad you both liked it -- I think it's great music!

22 April, 2011 15:32  

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