The wayward sons of Mother Earth
December 7, 2011 10:39 AM Subscribe
posted by jbickers (18 comments total)
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in 1990, Skyclad
is considered to be one of the first bands in the "folk metal" genre
. Until his departure in 2001, the lyrics
came from the pen of band leader Martin Walkyier
, who wrote some of the most poetic and sharply socio-political lyrics in metal
(and had a wicked way with a pun, to boot).
Oh, yeah, and Martin's last album with the band was called "Folkémon
," "after one of the band members read in a newspaper that, according to a survey, more children recognised the Pokémon character Pikachu than the current Prime Minister. The theme is continued in the liner notes, with the band members listed, for example, as "Folkémon trainers."
Some Skyclad for your viewing/listening
The Widdershins Jig
Another Fine Mess
... and a bitchin Thin Lizzy cover