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Worst song you have ever heard?

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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Allan Conn
Date: 06 May 21 - 03:00 AM

I am kind of with PFR though. I understand why someone may not like the original "Spirit In The Sky" if they see it as just a commercial bandwagon type thing. But it stands on its own as a classic fun pop tune. Was an even bigger #1 in the 80s by Doctor & The Medics on its merit with no nod to hippiedom and again by the Kumars in the noughties as a charity single. It is incredibly catchy. I don't have an issue with Sandy Thom's chorus either. She isn't saying that she thought punks wore flowers in the hair. She's just saying she has a hankering for both subcultures and earlier times. Bur fair dos different things irk different folk.

One song for me that has me cringing is Paul McCartney's "London Town"

"Crawling down the pavement on a Sunday afternoon
I was arrested by a rozzer with a pink baloon
About his foot - toot toot"

I he ever needed another songwriter beside him just to say "that is crap Paul rewrite it" that was the moment.

Saying that we are big McCartney and Wings fans in this household and even though it has awful lyrics and isn't one of his better tunes we still find ourselves kind of humming along. "toot toot"


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 May 21 - 01:32 AM

My Proper Name is Clarence

My Proper Name is Clarence
(John "Mitch" Mitchell)

While sitting in a hostelry, alone one Sunday night,
A fella came across to me and asked me for a light,
He offered me a cigarette; he bought me half a beer,
And we were getting friendly when he whispered in my ear.

cho: "My proper name is Clarence, but you can call me Clare,
    I wear sexy undies and I peroxide my hair,
    My politics are liberal, my outlook's liberal too,
    In fact my dear, I'm a little bit queer and I've taken a shine to you."

Well I supped my jar; I left that bar, faster than a scalded cat,
Caught the landlord's eye as I went by and I stopped just for a chat,
I said, "Hey, he's propositioned me. Do you allow that there 'ere?"
Well he didn't get riled, in fact he just smiled and he whispered in my ear.

Well off I did go, to the new disco, to find myself a bride,
Picked up this pearl of a pastry girl, took her for a ride,
In the back of the car, I got so far, then I froze with fear,
When I felt a lump and my heart went thump and a voice whispered in my ear.

Next day at eight, I called my mate, he promised not to tell,
By a quarter to nine the production line, the foreman knew as well,
They called me misses and they blew me kisses, the boss he got to hear,
For me he sent, to the office I went and he whispered in my ear.

I joined the health service, to train to be a nurse,
With stethoscope and fob watch, with pride I fair did burst,
My charge nurse said he'd teach me, the kiss of life technique,
Well first he turned the lights down and when he began to speak, he said,

"My proper name is Clarence, but you can call me Clare,
I wear sexy undies and I peroxide my hair,
My politics are liberal, my outlook's liberal too,
In fact my dear, I'm a little bit queer and I've taken a shine to you.

In fact my dears, thanks for having me here, God bless, good night to you."
Song written by Mitch who hails from Worksop, UK.

This song is iin my opinion disgraceful, it encourages intolerance. i saw a couple sing this song at a zoom folk club and mention that two people had walked out of a folk club gig they had done. they introduced the song as being about the politician jeremy thorpe. The whole point about THORPE WAS THAT HE WENT ON TRIAL FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER.of his alleged gay lover. do we really want togo back to times when gay people were forced tobehave in a clandestine way?
remember Martin Carthy giving that silly old fool Tom Brown senior a bollocking for singing this song , Brown made it worse by doing all sort of actions with a limp wrist. this is a song that appeals to the worst in people. so we have a song where people who are liberal in their views are portrayed as laughable. If that couple continue to include the song in their set they are sooner or later going to get adverse reactions, they need to cop on


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: gillymor
Date: 05 May 21 - 05:02 PM

No doubt Mr. Lydon would look shagadelic with those accoutrements, Helen.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 May 21 - 03:56 PM

No problem at all, I'm from Scrumpyshire...

Back in 1976 to 1980, our provincial west country counterculture
was hybrid punk/hippy..

The best and worst of both tribes...

Allied together we both s*** our pants in fear of our deadly enemy young farm labourer bonehead bootboys..


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Helen
Date: 05 May 21 - 02:46 PM

Or there is that other hippie song by Sandie Thom, I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in my Hair)

[Ducking and running for cover!]

I can just imagine Johnny Rotten with flowers in his hair.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 May 21 - 10:27 AM

The world cannot underestimate the importance of spirit in the sky...

Where for example international football fans might debate and venerate the greatest goal ever in football history..

That's how the guitar player subculture of fuzzbox worshippers regards spirit in the sky...

Green tambourine is up there on a pedestal hailed a classic of bubblegum pop..

Old git folkie monoculturists need to let their hair down and enjoy these things things...

Remember there are more colours in the world than grey...

And kitchens were invented for dancing and singing along to classic pop music..

It's no coincidence nature has determined the ideal average optimum duration of a pop song as the same as boiling an egg...

There, science proves this...!!!


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: gillymor
Date: 05 May 21 - 08:58 AM

It borrows a boogie beat from John Lee Hooker but it still almost triggers my gag reflex.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 May 21 - 08:44 AM

Good bopping song, though, Spirit In The Sky!


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: gillymor
Date: 05 May 21 - 07:59 AM

Maybe not among the worst songs ever written but even as a teenager I used to cringe, and still do, when I heard songs on the top 40 designed to cash in on Flower Power, the Hippie Movement, Summer of Love, whatever you want to call it. Examples include Green Tambourine, Spirit in the Sky, If You're going to San Francisco, The Year 2525 etc.
Good thing I don't have a lawn.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 May 21 - 11:36 PM

did I win...?


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 May 21 - 11:35 PM

If you took the tune of the verse of Turkey in the Straw, and changed toilet to john:-

Oh you take your guns
And flush 'em down the john.
Then you pull the chain until you see they're gone.
Hand grenades, and bullets and yer flame throwers too
Take them all and flush 'em down the loo

Chorus
Weapons in the crapper!
Headin' for the sewer
They won't hurt no one no more
When you finish - sit there on your rump
Celebratin' what you done with a great big dump!


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Joe_F
Date: 04 May 21 - 09:08 PM

"God Save the Queen" is doggerel, but as doggerel it has its points. Many people have admired "Confound their politics, / Frustrate their knavish tricks", tho no doubt having different "enemies" in mind. But even better, IMO, is the climax:

May she defend our laws
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
"God save the Queen!"

The spectacle of subjects praying for Divine intervention to make the sovereign mind her business (with, even, a hint of warning in "give us cause") is a splendid one.

As to the *worst* song, it would be a terrible task to pick out the worst one from the hundreds of thousands of bad ones that are lumped at the bottom. Among the songs *that are sung at participatory sings*, there are a few that instantly make me wish I were elsewhere, but I have commented on them in the appropriate threads.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 May 21 - 09:02 PM

Yours is much better, Al. This young man was very serious. I agrred with his stand on guns, and didn't want to draw attention to the dumbness of the lyrics. He was my opening act so I couldnt very easily leave.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 May 21 - 09:02 PM

Yours is much better, Al. This young man was very serious. I agrred with his stand on guns, and didn't want to draw attention to the dumbness of the lyrics. He was my opening act so I couldnt very easily leave.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 May 21 - 08:39 PM

take your guns and flush em down the toilet
Even if you block it with your Glock
Poke it down with an automatic
It won't be too long static.
A bash with the toilet duck
Will dislodge the little fuck.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 May 21 - 08:19 PM

I'm a songwriter, so bad lyrics bug me. I heard an ardent gun control songwriter do a sincere rejection of guns with the line, "Take your guns and flush them down the toilet." Perhaps his father was a plumber.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 May 21 - 04:02 PM

Ewan MacColl and Bob Dylan are very contentious figures. Of course a debate about them will likely get heated, and why shouldn't it. This thread has launched in a fairly humorous vein. I can't see that putting it above the line would have made much difference.

And how about "no login, no comment..."


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Helen
Date: 04 May 21 - 03:54 PM

Thanks gillymor. That was the same conclusion I reached on why this thread is better downstairs than upstairs.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 May 21 - 03:50 PM

Is there a Mudcat Facebook? Didn't know that. As I never visit Facebook and never will, feel free to slag me off there with impunity! :-)


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 04 May 21 - 03:07 PM

Down here in BS we do have a bad reputation spread amongst the more prissy mudcatters..

But reality is, most of us are probably a lot less petty and deranged
than any of our more self righteous accusers and haters upstairs..
..and on mudcat Facebook...?????


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: gillymor
Date: 04 May 21 - 08:01 AM

I'll have a go at that. DtG mentioned a highly contentious thread above the line that involved Ewan McColl and I recall another one involving Bob Dylan that produced a lot of acrimony. Up there you get anonymous agitators, and some members, who whip up a lot of toxic froth whereas down here folks have been very civil in what could have been a thread that got ugly fast. Moving it down here was a good play, IMO.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 May 21 - 07:49 AM

Why not above the line?


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 May 21 - 07:23 PM

I've had three MRIs, one of my knee and two of my back. They're a pretty claustrophobic experience and a nightmare for people like me who can't keep still. Tell me not to move and my nose/head/arse will immediately start to itch like mad. I was invited to take my own CD for the first one. Twenty-five minutes of sheer hell with the most execrably scratchy sound ensued. I was almost screaming. For the second and third ones I opted for silence and I just shut my eyes tight. I can take any kind of dental brutality without anaesthetic and I care not a jot about colonoscopy, but MRIs are something else...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 May 21 - 05:53 PM

Well pfr, it's not often I buy music but I've just ordered that Now 70s set. A few on the listing I can't place but a lot I remember well.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Helen
Date: 03 May 21 - 05:30 PM

The funny thing about my scan experience was that I had brought along a Leftfield CD to listen to but decided not to use it. The MRI noises were not very dissimilar to some of Leftfield's interesting rhythms.

Leftfield - Black Flute

Leftfield - Release The Pressure

or their collaboration with Johnny Rotten:

Leftfield Lydon - Open Up

I refer to Leftfield as electro-percussion because both Neil Barnes and Paul Daley were drummers originally and the percussion elements are central to their music.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 May 21 - 03:49 PM

I rather enjoyed the experience of being scanned.
Never occurred to me to ask for music.

The first time was having my head scanned,
So maybe headphones weren't an option.

The later second time it was my bowels.
I suppose a scan image of headphones on my bum would have been very amusing,
And very perplexing to the specialist.
In ear phones shoved in that region,
Would have really confused them

But that prank never occurred to me at the time,
And I have too much respect for the NHS to be wasting their time with such frivolity..

However if I was paying for Bupa...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Helen
Date: 03 May 21 - 03:37 PM

Jon Freeman, my musical experience in the MRI scan was a commercial radio station's news broadcast item about a randomly violent stabbing at a party. I must have looked agitated because the ethereal voice asked me if I was all right and I asked her to turn the radio off. I listened to the sounds of the MRI and found it soothing.

I can't stand the yakkety-yak of commercial radio at any time, but being in a claustrophobic's nightmare enclosed space while listening to it was like being in hell.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 May 21 - 11:37 AM

...others on a roll!


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 May 21 - 11:37 AM

Jon - top pop picking..

Fancy a gig as disc jockey at my cremation...

(Psst.. "Now 70s glam pop" a pretty good multi CD collection for about a tenner..

Instant kitchen dance party for any grey haired or balding wrinkly glam rockers..
And if I remember correctly Amazon chuck in free MP3 downloads as well, if you select them as seller..

Let's just say that purchase bought me some brownie points with the wife earlier this year)...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 May 21 - 11:25 AM

Mississippi


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 May 21 - 11:19 AM

Pfr, I reckon you need a good Clout

Then maybe we'll ship your body down the Missisippi.

(I like these songs)


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 May 21 - 10:36 AM

Errrm "looked like".. past tense..

(Bloody tiny mobile phone screens letting stupid errors slip by an old bloke with poor reading eyesight)

I'm far more boring and conservative in my dress and appearance, as I'm getting closer to retirement age.

Looking normal is the radical trending new thing by my alternative subcultural standards...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 May 21 - 10:31 AM

I'm completely fed up with miserable moaners and negativity...

Endlessly pernicious psychic/ emotional /energy/ vampires..

So to push the mood up a notch..

The best most uplifting musically sublime concerts I've ever attended were probably k.d. Lang

One at the Albert hall..

And another at a vast London stadium,
whenn my sister pulled strings with her lGBT contacts in the fan club
and got me and the Mrs middle front row seats..

If I remember correctly now, I was conspicuously probably the only bloke anywhere within several rows of the stage..

However I got out unscathed.
Perhaps I looked close enough like one of the bigger butcher lesbian stereotypes...?????
Can't remember if I had long hair, a shaved head,
or intermediary shaved back and sides with a long ponytail warrior top knot
Like Yul Brynner in Taras Bulba.
In which case I was more than likely wearing one of those brightly coloured striped Nepalese hats as a trendy affectation, and to keep my head warm..

Yeah I probably look like a big boss lesbian with a smaller quiet mousey girlfriend.
An unintentional but very effective disguise for a mid 90s k.d. Lang concert..


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: gillymor
Date: 03 May 21 - 08:16 AM

I've loved Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah since I first heard it. The sparse, spikey, reverb-drenched guitar accompaniment is just so perfect for the mood and lyrics of the song.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 May 21 - 08:03 AM

My worst musical experience came early last year when I had to have a MRI scan. They asked me what I wanted on the headphones and I said I didn’t know (on reflection, I might have suggested Classic FM). The radio station they gave me was awful. I got a bit panicky towards the later part of the scan and got them to stop. They forgot to put the radio back on when they resumed. It didn’t make me feel any more relaxed but just hearing the rumbles of the machine was better than the “music”. Of course the person making the choice of station for me wouldn’t have realised how awful I’d find it – she probably thought she was making a nice choice for me…


Think someone mentioned Glam Rock above… Slade, T Rex, etc. are a pretty good slot for me (b. 1960).


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 May 21 - 07:18 AM

(could be on a roll!)...

Make her a beacon of
Fair trade and equity
Respecting the U.N.
God save England...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 May 21 - 06:27 AM

Hallelujah! Someone on Mudcat - Backwoodsman - has agreed with me...been a long time.

And from Peteglasgow:

'god save the queen' - the traditional version of the english national anthem.ll

It needs some work, but -

God save our verdant land
Long live our long-lived land
God save England...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 May 21 - 05:30 AM

Good pick, pete. That also reminds me of that mercifully short "Her Majesty" on Abbey Road, right at the end after a long pause. Awful. It was originally meant to go between Mean Mr Mustard and Polythene Pam in the side two medley. Ye gods, that was a close thing...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 May 21 - 05:13 AM

Sugar Sugar - The Archies - One of the most near perfect examples of bubblegum pop,h
on par with The Monkees,
crafted by a team of some of the finest writers, producers, and session musicians in popular nusic history...

But each to their own...

The only thing I've ever walked out on was Derek Jarman's "Caravaggio",
it bored me to te point of near murderous anger,
and at that time I was a serious fan of arty farty cinema,
I tolerated all levels of pretentious tripe for student audiences,
I even enjoyed previous Jarman films.
But Caravaggio took me over the edge it was so diabolicaly shite...!!!


Though there was one other thing where I came close to walking out,
but thought I ought to make an effort in case it got better,,

I went to a folk club one miserable dark cold night in 1979, stayed to the bitter end;
but never went back to another one since..

It was all too happy clappy singalong for my liking,
felt too much like Sunday School I detested when I was a kid...

[can't remember how or why that was inflicted on my childhood...???
My parents were deliberately bringing me up sceptical agnostic..
.. maybe my dad dumped me there so he could go to the pub
when my mum was working Sundays...???]

For years I associated acoustic guitars with weirdy creepy smiley god botherers,
until Donovan and other pop folkies on the telly convinced me otherwise...


Anyway, The Archies - one of my favourite bands,
Sugar Sugar invokes happy memories of last year at primary school, before the strict regimented bullying ordeal
of all boys grammar school..

That's the positive power of pop music...!!!


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: peteglasgow
Date: 03 May 21 - 04:40 AM

'god save the queen' - the traditional version of the english national anthem.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: BobL
Date: 03 May 21 - 04:28 AM

To get back to worst songs: I think I should mention one with the singular distinction of having been banned from the Anchor Middle Bar at Sidmouth. No, not Wild Rover, that was just penalised with a big fine. I refer to the Traffic Light Song.

First verse:
I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
That is what I said,
I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
Except when they are red.

Chorus:
He likes traffic lights,
etc.

The tune, such as it is, is the height of banality, if that isn't a contradiction in terms.
I don't know how many verses there are, the singer never got beyond the fourth.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 May 21 - 04:24 AM

Then there's that God-awful Run For Your Life. Even Lennon hated himself for writing it.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 03 May 21 - 04:15 AM

I have walked out of an establishment when they played "Sugar sugar" by the Archies".

Robin


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 May 21 - 02:35 AM

”Not an "ordinary pop song," by any means. He struck a nerve, both religious and secular.”

It’s a bloody awful dirge. But you’re absolutely right when you say ‘it struck a nerve’ - it definitely gets on my nerves every time my ears are assaulted by it.

The usual disclaimers apply......IMHO, YMMV etc.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: mg
Date: 03 May 21 - 01:28 AM

i keep going back to barrett's privateers, especially the parody.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 May 21 - 12:23 AM

I might not always be 100-percent serious,
particularly on matters I take very seriously..

The three songs I linked to earlier could be either brilliant or shite, or both at the same time...?????

That's the beauty about music, and personal taste..

I like them, spent good money on them, and enjoy them every time I listen.
But can understand why most other people probably won't...

The music that inspires me most at the moment tends to be Ukrainian, Russian, Turkish, etc, folk rock pop - for want of a better description -..
Early 70s glam rock,
mid 60s fuzz box freakbeat..
Early 1980s electro synth pop..
And always under any circumstances vintage rock and roll, and reggae.

I've had my own preferences regarding trad folk and folk rock, since I was a young teenager in the early 70s.
F*** being just one of the genres of music I thoroughly enjoy.

(Hah.. Google dictation and voice transcription applied the asterisks..
Perhaps the internet is sick of what is f*** debates...???)

Personally, I think "summer holiday" is one of the best, most evocative hit records of the 1960s.
On equal footing with "in summer" by Billy Fury.
When I listen to those, I can still taste the cider lollies I'd buy after queuing up at the ice cream van when it stopped on the road outside my childhood home..

But each their own, I couldn't give a monkey's if other people hate these records,
providing they ?have Sound reasons rather just lazy ignorant intolerance..
However, it's not that important, I certainly wouldn't get in a fight over it..

.. well maybe I'd probably take the piss just a little bit to wind them up.
But it's reciprocal they'd have the right to do the same to me regarding my stronger likes and dislikes..

I can be very intolerant to what I consider self indulgent pretentious boring avant-garde jazz art music,
the sort much loved by British TV music awards nominating panels...

Or for that matter any tedious too lengthy guitar solo jamming..

The much-maligned classic rock drum solo,
can be excruciating or exhilarating, depending on mood and circumstances.
Though perhaps better experienced at live gigs, rather than ruining the middle of a good recording...???

I'm not a big fan of over extended soulless improvisation,
displays of egotistical virtuosity just for its own sake.

That's the teenage minimalist down to earth punk and folk fan in me.
Still resisting, and antagonistic towards, pompous self-importance, pseudo intellectualism, and petty snobbery...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 May 21 - 11:11 PM

I love Sinfonia Concertante - the LP of it I had when I was a kid had the BEST base drums in it. Not all versions really go over the top, but you can't have too many base drums in that one.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 May 21 - 06:49 PM

I never cease to amaze myself that I can be listening to Beethoven's quartet op 127 in E flat tonight and Summer In Siam sung by a very drunk-sounding Shane the next morning, and shedding a silent tear in both cases. In the words, ill-remembered admittedly, of that great pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, music is a complete mystery to me...

I love the Beatles, but I Am The Walrus is a terrible song and Here Comes The Sun is wonderful, eternal and will live for ever. So life-affirming. Just like that Beethoven quartet. And Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and the finale of the Jupiter...


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 May 21 - 06:30 PM

Not an "ordinary pop song," by any means. He struck a nerve, both religious and secular.


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Subject: RE: Worst song you have ever heard?
From: Helen
Date: 02 May 21 - 05:00 PM

And in case you are wondering, I listen to all that and more from my collection on a regular basis.


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