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Joe Boyd: "Our own little Motown"

Mark Cooper, Q, June 1987

In the late '60s, Joe Boyd helped create a peculiarly English form of folk-psychedelia, producing albums for Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band and Nick Drake. Since then, his impeccable taste and devotion to 'roots' music has taken him from Richard Thompson, John Martyn and the McGarrigles through to REM and Bulgarian folk music, "trying to bring a fresh eye to what's going on".

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