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Sunday, December 18, 2011

American Song Poems

My awakening to the song poem genre is long overdue. After stumbling onto the genius of Norm Burns, a few weeks back, I've seen the light and can now call my pathetic life complete.

Back in 2005, WFMU's Beware Of The Blog posted American Song Poem MP3s: MSR Madness, Volumes 5 and 6. The collection is a testament to the bottom feeders of the musical food chain - the song poem musician. Taking inane and sometimes very personal lyrics sent in by aspiring "songwriters and poets", these Mozarts of the Maudlin set this often insipid drivel to music. God bless them.

For your consideration, here are a few ear bending cases in point.
The Real Pro's - Teenage Queen

Kay Weaver - Womans Liberation

Rodd Keith - Let's Go Savage You and I

Oodles more at the aforementioned link.


mike flugennock said...

Great to see yet another new Song Poem fan!

Still, any discussion of the Song Poem genre is woefully incomplete without a mention of what has to be the most wretched, execrable -- and, therefore, hilarious -- Song Poem ever, Ramsey Kearney's "Peace And Love" (aka "Blind Man's Penis"):

jayKayEss said...

Kay Weaver seems to have inspired a mini cult following of her own. See if you can find an mp3 of "Gyrate For Physicet Beam Dream Kay". (Yes, "pysicet".)