Mudcat Café message #120114 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14146   Message #120114
Posted By: bseed(charleskratz)
02-Oct-99 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: Song that's so bad it's brilliant
Subject: RE: Song that's so bad it's brilliant
"We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus (And a Lot Less Rock and Roll)"--probably not written as a parody, but could have been. "Okie from Muskogee," supposedly written as a parody but got taken seriously, even by its writer, Merl Haggard (for whom it made a mint--and a career [for which I'm thankful; the guy can flat out sing]). And of course "OfM" is now probably played more as parody than straight.