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    Richard Dawson - 2020

    I must say I am totally stunned by this brand, new record of mr Richard Dawson. I had listened rather epidermic-ally to his previous LP Peasant and found it a good, folky record but not something exceptional (perhaps I need to revisit now...). His latest work 2020 is a totally outstanding compilation of beautiful, relevant, original songs that suggest a huge talent behind them. Hard to describe mr Dawson's music, the basis is some weird folk-rock which is close to the weird, American indie bands of previous decade, but full of wit and Englishness. There is a definite experimental edge on each of the songs, bizarre rhythms, dissonance - yet keeping it all simple at the end of it. Sad and happy at the same time, uncompromising and unconventional, the spirit of Dawson's music invokes to my ears guys like Robert Wyatt or Roy Harper if anything else. But definitely this fellow has overcome the "agony of influence" huge way.

    Is it Prog? Hell yeah, for my own definition of the word. What else could it be?

    Any people have listened to it yet? And if not, people with an inclination towards weird, creative music, mend your ways soon and buy this!
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    Somewhere, a pinky ring just got its wings.

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    Since you did not provide a link:
    https://richardmichaeldawson.bandcamp.com/album/2020

    No listener to Dawson’s earlier music has ever discerned a lack of artistic ambition. Whether they got on at the last stop - the 4 track Tyneside-Trout-Mask-through a-Vic and Bob-filter of Nothing Important - or earlier in the journe...
    I HATE when things are described as "Beefheartian" when they bear no resemblance to Captain Beefheart. They're just recorded oddly.

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    Apparently not the famous stalwart celebrity that worked the Match Game on TV during the 70's & 80's here in the US. 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yesman1955 View Post
    Apparently not the famous stalwart celebrity that worked the Match Game on TV during the 70's & 80's here in the US.
    Nor our own Michael Dawson, a.k.a. Mister Triscuits, a.k.a. Biffy The Elephant Shrew.
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    ...or the famous atheist Richard Dawkins who doesn't make albums and never appeared on Hogan's Heroes.

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    Richard Dawson may also refer to:

    Richard Dawson (died 1766), Irish MP
    Richard Dawson (British Army officer) (died c. 1800), soldier and administrator
    Richard Dawson (1762–1807), Irish MP
    Richard Thomas Dawson, 2nd Baron Cremorne (1788–1827), Irish MP and peer
    Richard Dawson, 1st Earl of Dartrey (1817–1897), Anglo-Irish Liberal, and later Liberal Unionist, politician
    Richard Dawson (racehorse trainer) (1865–1955), owner and trainer of racehorses
    Richard Dawson (1855–1923), Irish barrister and Conservative Party politician
    Richard Dawson (footballer, born 1960) (born 1960), English professional footballer
    Richard Dawson (footballer, born 1962) (born 1962), English professional footballer
    Richard Dawson (footballer, born 1967) (born 1967), English professional footballer
    Richard Dawson (cricketer) (born 1980), English cricketer
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    ...or the famous atheist Richard Dawkins who doesn't make albums and never appeared on Hogan's Heroes.
    For an atheist, this guy sure sings a lot of Jesus songs.
    Last edited by rcarlberg; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:31 PM.

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    the game show host who died in 2012?

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    He hosted Family Feud from 1976 to 1985

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    Quote Originally Posted by yesman1955 View Post
    He hosted Family Feud from 1976 to 1985
    He also played Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, one of my favorite sitcoms.

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