My new copy of This is the Story (1987) by The Proclaimers didn't come from Amazon yesterday. (I did find the catalog I was looking for, however.) I opted to pay for shipping, instead of going with the cheaper slower option, so I wouldn't have to wait so long, but I'm still waiting. Without the CD I can't have "my boys" on my iPod, but I can still listen to them from my computer's library in the mean time.
Yesterday I was poking around on the Internet and found their web site, some videos, and an audio clip of a BBC Radio Scotland interview with the Proclaimers. Craig and Charlie Reid have very thick Scottish accents so I had to listen it very closely to understand what they were saying. They also sing with these accents and make no effort to sing without them. (When I listen to their songs, I'm drawn in to the whole sound and energy of each song, then read the liner notes later to figure out what they are singing.) They said in the interview when asked why they chose to sing in broad Scots, "...if Americans and English and Irish and Jamaicans can sing in their own accents, then so could Scots."
I don't know about you, but I do not have an accent.
1 year ago