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Song Parodies -> "Pre-Electric Man"

Original Song Title:

"Free Electric Band"

Original Performer:

Albert Hammond

Parody Song Title:

"Pre-Electric Man"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Here is another song no one is going to know - but it is nevertheless one of our faves. Please download it - you won't be disappointed!
My father is a farmer
A frugality man
My mother she had married him
Down in Birmingham
And they've never seen no jerry cans
Nor applied power saws
And their idea of technology's
A half moon toilet door

Life's crappiness was painful
There was darkness all around
Such bummers were those oil lamps
For when the sun went down
There were no hi-fi systems
Or Hydro-Lectric dams
And no frequency, to choose it
'Cause we're pre-electric man

I walked around in wrinkled shirts
No power irons here
And the farm was big and icy cold
In winter hard to bear
It's a future bought with tallow
'Cus those candlesticks were cheap
And they must make do with great big awkward
Shears for shearing sheep

And my father visionized for me
To follow his caprice
Had a dented crank Victrola
Upon the mantelpiece
My parents weren't adventurers
Into electric-land
They will never blow a fuse - it's
Not for pre-electric man

Well no juicer and no percolat-
er - kitchen's quite austere
No Silex or no Proctor
Nor no swivel massage chair
Prohibited are motors
Time we fritter 'way by hand
No microwave - can't use it
'Cus we're pre-electric man

My father's ways are funny
And I must break free and fast
He is sure so set and quirky
It's a big pain in the ass
Yes I must spurn electrophobey
And decline we shouldn't glow
First kill cheap rooted platitudes
And money I'm gonna blow

Buy 'ppliances all varied
And arrange 'em round my bed
And have visions of extension cords
All looped inside my head
My mettle might perturb ya
But my shrink does understand
'Cus this life I did not choose it
As a pre-electric man

Oh - oh and the pre-electric man....
Oh the positive and the negative of the pre-electric man

(repeat and fade)

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 16

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   16

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Peregrin - November 22, 2003 - Report this comment
I knew it! ;-p
Diva - November 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Very good!
Meriadoc - November 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Diva! I only know of two persons who know the song, and I haven't even sent them the link yet, so it's a nice surprise to see a vote and a comment
Adagio - November 22, 2003 - Report this comment
That's cute!!
mandamoo - November 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Great parody to a great song guys ! :-D
Ethan Mawyer - November 27, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm trying to download the original to this without much success... it reads pretty well as a poem but i'm sure i'd appreciate it more if i knew what it was parodying
Stray Pooch - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Merry and Pippin: I KNOW THIS SONG! I used to love it when I was a kid. Heck I even bought the 45! I found out about this parody by browsing the message board. This is just a GREAT parody! I am really surprised fewer people remember this song. I know it's belated, but congrats on a great job!
Meriadoc - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Pooch: It's so great to see this song get another vote. It was my favorite song in the summer of '73. Glad you knew it, and liked the parody. It was a fun one to do!
Peregrin - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
StrayP, Merry brought your comment to my attention, thanks ! It is disappointing the song is not well known, as the original is a classic in my book !
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Ha! This humour's up there with Amish Paradise! 5s
Rick D - August 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Very clever and well written
Johnny D - August 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) "Oh the positive and the negative of the pre-electric man" .... Thou hast achieved the polarity of hilarity.
Melhi - August 24, 2004 - Report this comment
P: Funny stuff and a wonderful reminder that the good old days weren't. :)
Phil Nelson - August 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Cool parody,
Paul Robinson - August 25, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS - OH, NO, YOU WANT ME TO DOWNLOAD IT...well, maybe later today, can't do it right now.
Johnny D - August 26, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC, again) Re-read parody, twice today while listening to the MP3 of "Free Electric Band" ... AWESOME JOB, HOBBITS!
Paul Robinson - August 28, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) - Well, I almost hate to admit it, but it actually WAS worth all the down-loading rigamorroll. Excellent job! 5's and in my "P" contest mixing bowl as I now will begin to agonize over making one selection from there.
Phil Alexander - August 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant, M&P :-)
Patrick - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm a bit of a technophobe myself, no cell phone, still use a rotary dial, like 45 rpm's. But air conditioning is the greatest invention of all times. I do remember the original song. It was last played on Kansas City radio circa 1975

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