fange wrote:A LOT of Brits simply don't get this kind of stuff; a few Australians too for that matter, but especially Brits. Of course this is a generalization - Twang has shown right here there ARE Brits who like '70's Seger - but i've always felt and seen it to be a minority.
And that's fair enough, fair play to you all if you don't dig it - but that doesn't mean that you're right, either. I believe to my bones that it's both a great song and record.
It doesn't mean we're wrong either, it's just personal taste. I feel quite removed from this stuff as I didn't grow up hearing it, the first time I knowingly heard the song was today. It reminds me of that John Hiatt song someone picked in the 90s cup or "The Spirit of 69" (I know that's a lot later, but it's a similar sort of thing) or John Mellencamp..all that stuff, I just switch off when I hear it..all that earnest emoting and turgid riffing.