Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dirty Old Town

I love the Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger version, but these lads have done a fine job of it too over the years. MacColl wrote "Dirty Old Town" about his hometown of Salford, and Maggie Grimason describes the song as "the iconic anthem of industrialized northern European discontent". It fits well enough as an anthem to a lost Gowanus though, and I often find myself humming it when I walk down by the canal. No Woolf in my head here.

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