Aussie comedian reveals the world's worst ever records
Wed, 13 May 2009 12:00a.m.
Bad music is generally in the ear of the beholder, but Australian comedian Fiona Scott-Norman has compiled what she believes is the world's top ten worst ever records.
Scott-Norman's been collecting records for years and has been using that experience to compile the worst records ever released in the history of the world, which include classics like William Shatner's 'Rocket Man'.
Scott-Norman has chosen Dunedin's Fortune Theatre for the New Zealand premiere of her show about music that "is really terrible and makes you hurt on the inside".
"Maybe it's racist, maybe it's sexist, maybe there's some ego-crazed celebrity who's decided to put out a record," she explains of her choices.
One such example is actor Russell Crowe, who she's happy for Kiwis to have back after his musical efforts.
"If he was just doing it for a bit of fun it wouldn't be a problem at all, everyone would go 'ah good on ya Rusty'," she says. "But it's the fact that he's actually wanting to be taken desperately seriously as a musician, whereas he's actually not very good."
Album covers are often just as bad. German singer Heino enjoys very much posing with dogs, a passion he shares with someone else who's big in Germany - David Hasselhoff.
Aussie Rolf Harris gets served for his infamous "Let me Abos go loose" verse, now missing from one of his biggest hits, 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport'.
And it's hoped Aussie's top footballers never again set foot in a recording studio, after a torturous collection including 'Danny Boy'.
Scott-Norman admits there's plenty of bad music in the world, but reckons no one's ever disagreed with her selections.
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