Saturday, July 31, 2004

Apologia Redux

Yeah, and what's wrong with having monogrammed buttons on your ironed Levis? Country music has always had a distinct visual style, an instantly recognisable image rooted in its geographic and socio-economic history -- and the universal showbiz imperative for a bit of glam. When you think of David Bowie, The Clash, Nick Cave, Madonna, Frank Sinatra or Dr John you also get an instantly clear image of them, their music, their life. Long live the Nudie suit!

Of course Shedden's comment is really just code for "don't all those working class rednecks have such bad taste."

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