This week the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour is featuring a sequel – hence my re-hashing an already dubious visual gag yesterday. But because we had the Top Ten Wizardy Songs about six months ago I will spare you a further re-hash and do something different. A bit.
So here, lobbed ashore by some watery tart, I present the Top Ten Loosely Arthurian Songs:
10. The Kinks – Arthur
Arthur was born just a plain simple man, in a plain simple working class position.
9. Minmae – Sword/Stone
Pulling a sword from a stone is the defacto method of proving yourself king of the Portland, Oregon indie rock scene.
8. Grave Digger – Excalibur
Title track of the German shout-rock concept album version of the Arthurian legend. What, you didn’t think such a think would exist?
7. Rainbow – Lady of the Lake
This is from the old days, when Zippy and Bungle really used to rock. It all went a bit wrong when they hooked up with that camp hippo.
6. Hey Champ – Steampunk Camelot
And if you didn’t get that last reference, you really need to read up on your British legends.
5. Rod, Jane and Freddy – Merlin White Magic Air
Of course I’m kidding, it’s Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
4. Hunters & Collectors – Holy Grail
He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaauuuggghhh. Not sure whether that includes members of Australian rock bands or not.
3. K.Flay – Guinevere
The hip-hop version of Arthur’s complicated love triangle with Sir Lancelot and Lady Guinevere. Probably includes swears and/or least dubious morals, but it’s kinda fun.
2. Blind Guardian – Mordred’s Song
More German fantasy rockers, but less shouty than the last lot. Probably had a glass of milk and watched some Rainbow before performing.
1. Professor Green – Avalon
And so, after a final showdown with Mordred and his Blind Guardian, Arthur retires to Avalon to recuperate, and is never seen again.
As ever, the playlist is there for your aural pleasure while you visit the other bloggers on the tour. Oh, if you haven’t already, ask Santa to bring you a copy of Merlin’s Shadow by Robert Treskillard next time he’s passing your way.
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