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Space Bop #337    February 26, 2006

What is "Irritainment"?

The definition may be new, but irritating entertainment has been around a lot longer. So what makes it irritating? Well, many possible things, including subject matter, language, instrumentation and voice, and in many cases several of these elements combined. Unfortunately with radio we're limited to the audio experience, so you'll be deprived of the joys of seeing it on video, but we'll nonetheless attempt to cover the entire range here for your listening, um... pleasure! Dare we say enjoy...
 
Artist Song Album/Disc Label (Year)
 
Tom Astor Hallo Guten Morgen Deutschland - -
Klaus Beyer Nirgendsmann (Nowhere Man) - -
- Yellow Submarine (in Finnish) - -
- Kung Fu Taistelee (Kung Fu Fighting - In Finnish) - -
 
Cathy Berberian I Want to Hold Your Hand - -
Jim Cser Anarchy in the UK - -
Gertie Molzen Walk on the Wild Side - -
Robert Goulet Green Tambourine - -
Mary Schneider Yodelling Overtures - -
  
Chris Houston Baby Jesus Looks Like Elvis - -
Tammy Faye Jesus Keeps Takin' Me Higher & Higher - -
Kurt Kaiser Singers What's God Like - -
 
Wesley Willis Rock 'n Roll McDonalds - -
Divine Eggman - -
Paska Iggy Pop - -
Reggie & the Full Effect Dwarf Invasion - -
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Elmer Fudd I'm Too Sexy - -

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