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Thread #14130   Message #1450813
Posted By: Severn
03-Apr-05 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
For all of you who brought up "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", does anybody remember a 1961 Cold War comedy called "One Two Three", starring James Cagney, wherein an East German prisoner, played by Horst Buchholst, was put into an interregation room while that song was played over and over ad nauseum (and stir vigirously) until he talked?

And I always dreaded "Banks Of The Ohio" over all the Idiot Bastard Son murder ballads out there, and there are a bunch of 'em.

"White Room" by Cream?

"Live And Let Die"-...The ever changing world IN which we live IN...

"I Love"-Tom T.Hall w/ "That Song Is Driving Me Crazy" not far behind, from someone who wrote enough half decent ones to know better but was disowned after those two.

Pick anything from "The Donovan Songbook-Vol. 3- The Later Years" and much from the other two.

Anything written by G.Harrison, J. Baez or anyone else about Bangla Desh, which had to be the cause worst served by the songwriting community of any in memory. (If any better rhymes than "mess" or "death" couldn't be found, why bother?)

Hell, just about ANYTHING Baez wrote herself!

All For Now,
(and Now For All)

Severn