I keep thinking that I’m about to remember this song, and it keeps not quite happening. Weird.
The Pyrates Royale were a favorite local band that did the Renn Faire circuit; as you might guess from the name, they were pretty heavy on the shanties and the nautical songs. A personal favorite of mine, in fact. And it turns out that one of the former band members is now in some financial trouble, so I dropped some cash her way.
— Ogiel (@Ogiel23) January 13, 2017
As I said: it’s a good band, with good people. This is one of their albums, and it’s good. Worth tracking down.
The deadline for preorders is February 28. All fourteen of Weird Al Yankovic’s previously-released (and now digitally remastered) albums, plus one additional album of “previously unreleased and non-album tracks.” You can get ’em in either CD or vinyl, because vinyl is well and truly apparently coming back, at least for a while. Vinyl is still more expensive; then again, the minimum price for getting all the music is going to be $200.
Which makes it a little rich for my blood, especially since I have most of these albums anyway. Still, this is a very nice deal, what with the remastering and so forth. Check it out…
Son of a Scoundrel, Liam Gerner
Not my favorite version, but not bad. Mind you, it lacks the critical third verse that ties the whole thing together.