The worst song ever?

So Scientology found L Ron Hubbard was fundamentally, and unsurprisingly, a sci-fi writer. Before he hit upon the idea of charging people to be told they are immortal theta-beings from forever, he wrote sci-fi pulp fiction.

Towards the end of his life, in the Seventies and Eighties, he got back into the writing, and produced multi-media masterpiece Battlefield Earth. The book came with its own soundtrack, called Space Jazz. The album was composed by noted jazz luminaries as well as by Lafayette Ron Hubbard himself on a $25 000 instrument called a Fairlight CMI synthesizer.

The album was of patchy quality. One of L Ron’s contributions, Windsplitter, is included here. A strong case can be made for it being the worst song ever recorded. It has something to do with horses. “Come on, Boy. Let’s see you dance!”

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