Mudcat Café message #121346 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14130   Message #121346
Posted By: Bill D
06-Oct-99 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
me, I'm lucky...'cause a lot of the 'worst' songs mentioned are pop/rock/SSW stuff(along with some "country")....and ever since I heard Snooky Lanson try to sing "Rock Around the Clock" on 'Your Hit Parade' in about 1955, I realized that the coming trend in pop music was not for me...I barely listened to anything for several years..then in the early 60's, the 'folk scare' hit...but I missed 'most' of the pop-folk stuff even then..I knew who Joan Baez and the Limelighters were, but simply did not go out of my way to find them. I got into a folk group who were doing a lot of trad stuff, and saw the Beers Family, Pete Seeger, aabd The New Lost City Ramblers, and found Richard Dyer-Bennet and Jean Redpath in the library..(and Burl Ives for some things)...and away we went!

So...I simply was not LISTENING to the pop-crud..(yeah, sure, I missed a few good things...but...) I have over 500 records...400+ of which I really like, and LOTS of tapes, songbooks, etc...enough for a lifetime+ without EVER hearing MacArthur Park..(wouldn't know it if it bit me on the butt!)

Is this snobbery & eliteism? *shrug*..maybe..*grin*..I do have fun, though