There’s nothing like a good, old skool folk song. This reminds me of sea shanties and tragic heroes, endless nights and the songs people sing when there’s no time or will or means to write their legends down on paper.
Jeff Moore’s “Only A Miner”, sublime in it’s straight-ahead lyrics and robust simplicity, reminds me of one of the best folk songs ever: Stan Rogers’ “Northwest Passage.” Yeah, I really am this folky. I didn’t just jump onto this whole Fleet Foxes new-folk bandwagon… I’ve been listening to the pastoral shit for years.
The vid for “Only A Miner”, created by Eric Power, is the perfect visual interpretation. The animation looks like it was made from slabs of rock itself, hewn from inside the very mine where the story takes place .
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