Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story

There’s an odd mail order industry in the states, send it any crappy old lyrics and professional musicians will sing them and add backing music.

This film interviews the musicians, the collectors, and some of the more odd writers. It’s mostly very funny, and very eclectic. It’s touching at times to, as for some of these people, it’s their only way of expressing themselves.

There’s some great live performances where you see bizarre lyrics turned into, uh, music, right before your eyes.

It was great seeing the reactions of the writers to the finished product.

I don’t understand how anyone makes any money out of this.

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