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Folk music had its day in the sun. But it got all blotchy
and had to go back underground. In the meantime, Roy Zimmerman created
The Foremen and brought to the Nineties what Folk Era groups like The
Limeliters and The Kingston Trio brought to the early Sixties: twangling
instruments, knife-edged four-part harmonies and biting, hilarious
The Foremen toured extensively, playing the nation's
major folk venues, a lot of fancy Progressive benefits, Pete Seeger's
Clearwater Festival (under an overpass in the rain) and CBGB. They even
warmed up the crowd for President Bill Clinton.
The group was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," and many other
syndicated talk radio shows. They shared the air with Al Franken on
NPR's "Talk of the Nation."
"Firing the Surgeon General," Zimmerman's song full of euphemisms for
masturbation, was used in MTV's "Sex in the Nineties" documentary.
The LA Times said "Zimmerman displays a lacerating
wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a
latter-day Tom Lehrer."
Tom Lehrer himself said, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing
literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just
"It was great to hear all those old
Foremen songs again, and to be reminded of your lyrical
Just excellent." --
Check out the song samples below and we think
you're gonna love the Foremen!
The Best Of the Foremen (CD $14.95)--funny folk music
titles: I Been Singin' * Bug Bites * Song Of Many Deaths * Workin'
On An MBA * Building For the Future *
A-Whalin' * Peace Is Out * Lazin' In the Shade * California Couldn't Pay Our
Godzilla Has A Midlife Crisis * Hell Froze Over Today * No Shoes * Do the
Clinton * Don't Pay Me * Ain't No Liberal * Michael
PLUS A SPECIAL BONUS SECTION WITH ARCHIVAL FIELD RECORDINGS FROM THE PERSONAL
COLLECTION OF LENNY HUDBUTTER (Includes "Firing the Surgeon General")
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Audio Samples: I
Song Of Many
Workin' On An
Peace Is Out