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Thread #102174   Message #2068271
Posted By: Mr Fox
04-Jun-07 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Worst Folk Song Ever?
Subject: RE: Worst Folk Song Ever?
ANYTHING by Scafell Pike or Elencampane. There are other dire folk-rock bands but they have to be the worst.

Scafell's album 'The Month of Maying' with it's camper-than-a-pink-volkswagen title track, parlour ballad for the deaf arrangement of 'David of the White Rock' (with commendable restraint the Welsh refrained from declaring war) and, worst of all, their sub-Steeleye Span version of 'James James Morrison Morrison' (Yes, the A A Milne nursery rhyme) complete with OTT electric guitar solo has got to be the worst, but Elencampe's 'When God's on the Water' ("A musical interpretation of a river's journey to the sea" it says here) deserves dishonourable mention if only for the heavy metal arrangement of 'Marrowbones'.

Mind you, Corkscrew were nearly as bad and as for Frogmorton........