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The World’s Worst Records: Volume Two

by Darryl W. Bullock

Available from April 2015, The World’s Worst Records Volume Two tells the extraordinary but true stories behind some of the most peculiar recordings ever made.

Read about how Frank Sinatra was forced to record a song about singing dogs; discover Billy Joel’s secret past as a heavy metal icon; try and work out what was going on in Elton John’s head when he recorded his bizarre version of Give Peace A Chance, and find out which Bob Dylan record is so bad even Dylan himself hates it. Meet the Spanish Sex Pistols, Sweden’s very own Elvis and marvel at the American President who recorded a duet with his dog.

Extensively researched, and featuring music by major stars, ‘outsider’ artists and almost forgotten singers and songwriters, The World’s Worst Records Volume Two is the second book from Darryl W. Bullock, and is the companion to his first book, The World’s Worst Records Volume One. Darryl is a writer and publisher who has been editing his acclaimed bad music blog, also called The World’s Worst Records, since 2007. The blog has brought him into contact with many of the performers of these awful recordings, some of whom were happy to be interviewed for this new book - including former Radio One DJ David ‘Diddy’ Hamilton, US child star Troy Hess and cult Australian performance artist Chainmale - and some who were not!

With over 250 pages and illustrated throughout, The World’s Worst Records Volume Two is the first book from Bristol Green Publishing Ltd., and  is available worldwide from Amazon.

The World’s Worst Records: Volume One

by Darryl W. Bullock


Featured on national radio in America, and a Top 10 hit of its own (in Amazon’s Music Reference chart) The World’s Worst Records is fast becoming a must-have book for anyone interested in rock and pop music.


The World’s Worst Records tells the extraordinary but true stories behind some of the most appalling audio crimes ever committed. Extensively researched, and featuring music by major stars, ‘outsider’ artists and almost forgotten singers and songwriters, people are already singing the book’s praises: “Amazing, well-written and well-researched"; “I love it! He’s got a great writing style. I couldn’t put it down,” says US radio host Larry Flick. “I enjoyed it,” says Andy Partridge, leader of legendary British rock band XTC. “It shocked me how many I knew.”


Read about how Elvis Presley came to record a rock ‘n’ roll version of the nursery rhyme Old Macdonald; discover the truth behind actor Peter Wyngarde’s one attempt at pop immortality; meet the beautifully bonkers Florence Foster Jenkins – possibly the most deluded singer in history; find out which Paul McCartney record is most hated world over. Puzzle over why 60’s flower-power icon Donovan would record a song about the toilet habits of astronauts.


An affectionate look at some of the worst recordings ever made, The World’s Worst Records
is the first book from Bristol-based writer Darryl W. Bullock, who started his acclaimed blog, also called The World’s Worst Records, in 2007. Writing the blog has brought him into contact with many of the performers of these terrible recordings, some of whom were happy to be interviewed for his new book - and some who were not!


With over 250 pages and illustrated throughout, The World’s Worst Records is available
worldwide from Amazon.


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