Mudcat Café message #443358 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33281   Message #443358
Posted By: Maryrrf
18-Apr-01 - 09:29 AM
Thread Name: The worst of folk
Subject: RE: The worst of folk
Some of those "compilation CD's" are pretty bad, but I'm glad I'm not the only one who occasionally buys them. Often they are on sale for a couple of dollars and many times I have found one or two songs that I really liked - the rest are usually awful. I just upload the songs I like to the computer and when I get enough of them I burn them onto a blank CD - so I kind of "harvest" the good ones. The worst one I've ever gotten (and it cost a whopping $5.00) was called "Irish Rebel Songs" and it featured a guy with one of the worst voices (totally off key during entire songs) I've ever heard singing to keyboard accompaniement with a drum track. I did harvest "The Valley of Knockanure" which I hadn't heard before and is a pretty good song. The rendition is terrible, though. How do these people manage to make CD's that get distributed in chains like Tower Records?