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Thread #14130   Message #119799
Posted By: Doctor John
01-Oct-99 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
There are no bad traditional songs: all the bad ones became extinct. Let's hope the same thing happens with some of the material of the songwriters of recent times who imagine their material will pass into the tradition. "January Man", "His Name is Andrew" and much of Leon Rosselson's material. They won't. Worst ever? Paul McCartney's "Mull of Kintyre" . Bring on the acoustic guitar (must be a folk song), add the bag pipes (must be Scottish), add the children's voices ... bring on the sick bag. All early Beatles stuff is pretty awful but this one's pretention as well. Dr John