Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Frog Chorus

Late Sunday evening flicking through music channels, I felt a joy not experienced since Christmas when I heard, or in this case saw, Paul McCartney's 'Frog Chorus' on VH1. You cannot imagine my disgust that the video was being played as part of a countdown of the Worst Songs of All Time, and then my repulsion when I spotted a number 1 loitering about in the corner of the screen telling me it had come in first. How can people even speak of this song in the context of anything bad? Its fan - bloody-tastic! I have been know to play it 4 times in a row on pub jukeboxes. Deep bellowing croaky music, operatic flares and positive crowd pleasing sentiment. Dam you faceless music station.

2 comments:

Markham said...

First vinyl record I ever bought.
Bom, bom bom.

Michael said...

Absolutely love song and video. I spent ages last year trying to find it online, and eventually did. I could watch it over and over. Number one on the worst song list is a typical reaction to Paul McCartney, but one that only proves his greatness - he gave the beatles that awesome aspect of their music not being at all conscious of whats cool or what people want. Musically he was unafraid of letting what was inside him out, regardless of how cheesy or 'fluffy' it was. Brilliant.