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Spirit Of Eden: Shirley Collins

Mike Barnes, The Wire, May 2002

"The main body of [folk music] is just based on myth and the Bible and plague and famine and all kinds of things like that which are nothing but mystery. Roses growing right up out of people's hearts and naked cats in bed with spears growing right out of their backs and seven years of this and eight years of that and it's all really something that nobody can really touch.
Bob Dylan, Sept 1965 press conference, Austin, Texas. Quoted in Greil Marcus's Invisible Republic

Total word count of piece: 6542


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