.....................POP MUSIC HUMOUR
When it comes to POP music artists sometimes adopted a funny name, for themselves or their group, create funny album covers. There appearances might be funny or strange( clothes or hairstyles).Their lyrics might have a fun element with hidden meanings.
Glam rock, remember the 70's.Artists often had a camp ironic element to their on stage personas and in their songs.
Remember :- Mud's 'Tiger Feet' dressed with their drapes on stage.
Sweet's 'Ballroom Blitz'
Slade's songs delivered with a wry smile and a wink 'Merry Christmas Everybody'
Ian Dury and the Blockheads suggestive lyrics in their major hit 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'
Back in the 30's Cab Calloway sang 'Minnie The Moocher'. The song was famous for it's audience participation
going faster and faster until the audience could not repeat the chorus . He also sang this decades later in 'The Blues Brother's ' movie which had lots of fun and music'
In the 80's Madness were on the stage, representing all that was fun on the music scene with 'House of Fun' and
Scottish born Lonnie Donegan (brought up in Essex) had 'My Old Man's a Dustman
Chas and Dave had their own pub sing-song humour 'Rabbit'
Funny folk song by Scaffold 'Lily The Pink'
Village People wore gay fantasy costumes, 'In The Navy' and 'Y.M.C.A '
Winifred Atwell played ragtime fast in a humorous way'
And so you see ,there has been fun and humour across the memories of time.
Please share your memories of Artists, their antics, colourful clothes, painted faces and humorous songs
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