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Old 04-20-10, 07:51 PM
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The most laughably bad musical acts/singers ever

Besides the obvious (Color Me Badd, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice, Rico Suave, etc), what are some other lesser known acts/singers that you think are equally bad and laughable? I'd like to nominate Army of Lovers. Who clearly tried to ride on Dead or Alive's (Pete Burns) skirt tails:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYT2aWavXlc
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I'd go with 80's era Kiss probably. That's the stuff of nightmares to me.

also nominating the following:

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Re: The most laughably bad musical acts/singers ever

This was first posted here years ago. It has never come close to being topped (or bottomed?) for hilarious badness:
http://www.retrolicious.com/siftings...0the%20Way.mp3
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Re: The most laughably bad musical acts/singers ever

Color Me Badd's "All 4 Love" is a great pop song.
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^ priceless hahahaha, more bad 80s metal videos please comedy gold

here's one that cracks me up

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yes there's a metal dance!
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Old 04-20-10, 11:29 PM
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Re: The most laughably bad musical acts/singers ever

This thread can be filled up with mostly 80's crap... especially the hair/metal bands. I'm sure when looking back years later, many of those hair/metal bands feel embarassed... although I bet that band Nitro (posted earlier) felt it the next day. Unbelievably bad.

It's been mentioned to death so I won't re-post them, but I have to include the Jan Terri songs/videos into this thread. What makes it extra bad was that it was a serious attempt at music.
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Re: The most laughably bad musical acts/singers ever

That Elektronik Supersonik crap is a parody, so that doesn't count.

Right now, I'd say Ke$ha is pretty god damn awful.

For some past contenders, check out Gary Young (of former Pavement fame), The Holy Modal Rounders, or Jan Terri
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Re: The most laughably bad musical acts/singers ever

Wing is pretty bad. Kevin and Bean make fun of her all the time.

http://wingmusic.co.nz/


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Re: The most laughably bad musical acts/singers ever

I can't believe we got this far into this thread without this being posted.




They aren't "lesser known" but still...
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If there is anything more spectacularly, stupendously awesome than this anywhere on the internet, then I haven't seen it.
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Is this early Yanni?
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I'm sure I've seen this posted on this forum somewhere at some point, but it's not to be missed...

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I hate to be the guy, but I can't believe on this board, of all boards, there are people who haven't seen the Tommy Seebach "Apache" and Hurra Torpedo videos already. They've both been posted here many, many times.

Also, Hurra Torpedo is a joke (especially the saggy jogging pants on the guy all the way to the right, which kills me every time). They don't belong in this thread.
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They get reposted because they work on so many levels of example. I know I've posted the HT video several times myself, but is it my fault it applies?

Hurra Torpedo, if you look it up, are a legitimate, signed, musical act. And they are, in fact, laughably bad.

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