Dust on the Nettles: A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-1972

Dust on the Nettles: A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-1972


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This richly realized collection from the Cherry Red label's psych/garage imprint Grapefruit offers up three heaping discs worth of British folk from its late-'60s and early-'70s heyday. The scene's influential flagship acts like Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, and the Incredible String Band are all represented, but the real attraction here is a hefty amount of deep cuts from more obscure regional acts who received scant recognition in their time. Chronicling the five-year period between 1967 and 1972, Dust on the Nettles pools together the various intertwining movements of underground folk in the U.K. from the more staunch traditionalists to the more cerebral, psych-influenced acts and everything in between. Progressive bands like Comus and Synanthesia get their due, as do mysterious rarities like Shide & Acorn, Agincourt, and Melton Constable. Cult heroes like Vashti Bunyan and Bill Fay, who received unexpected post-millennium career revivals, sit alongside acts who would later become associated with other genres like Marc Bolan's pre-glam Tyrannosaurus Rex and early, neo-folk editions of new wavers Duncan Browne and Joan Armatrading. With its generous mix of recognizable masters and unexpected surprises, Dust on the Nettles is a treasure trove begging to be discovered.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2015
Label: Cherry Red
UPC: 5013929183001
catalogNumber: 30
Rank: 72581

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Wells   Compield

Technical Credits

Sandy Denny   Composer
Bert Jansch   Arranger,Composer
Steve Jolliffe   Composer
Joan Armatrading   Composer
Kevin Coyne   Composer
Marc Brierley   Composer
Gary Farr   Composer
Bill Fay   Composer
Shelagh McDonald   Composer
Bridget St. John   Composer
Marc Bolan   Composer
John Renbourn   Arranger,Composer
Duncan Browne   Composer
Jacqui McShee   Arranger,Composer
Chrissie Quaye   Composer
Steve Peregrine Took   Composer
Clive Palmer   Composer
Paterson   Arranger,Composer
Vashti   Composer
Softley   Composer
Andy Morten   Layout
Oberon   Composer
David Wells   Liner Notes
Simon Finn   Composer
Mark Fry   Composer
Tony Doré   Composer
Nettles   Composer
Clague   Composer
Folkal Point   Arranger,Composer
McAuley   Composer
Bidwell   Composer
Cartwright   Composer
O'Donnell   Composer
Hutchings   Composer
Boshell   Composer
Gerald Moore   Arranger,Composer
Adrian Lewis   Composer
Alan Wakeman   Composer
Tony Way   Composer
Terry Keyworth   Composer
Steepy Rojo   Composer
Brian Lindop   Composer

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