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Where's the Novelty?

Maybe I'm just out of touch; but what's happened to novelty songs? Is humour just too much of a gamble for the modern recording industry? Or do the few people who still pay for music these days really only want to hear about serious stuff. I seem to remember as a kid there were a lot of funny songs on the radio. Hmm, to name just a few - My Brother by Terry Scott, Bernard Cribbens and Right Said Fred, Charlie Drake with My Boomerang Won't Come Back and Mr Custer, and from America Hello Mudda, Hello Fadder and Purple People Eater. Perhaps out there on the web there are lots of novelty songs. Or perhaps life in the early 21st Century is just incredibly po-faced thanks to its dominance by multi-national "entertainment" conglomerations.

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