Demento show. The singer narrates a traffic crash initially similar to the one described in J. Frank Wilson's "Last Kiss", but is revealed to be another angle of the fatal crash at the climax of "Leader of the Pack"; the singer is the sole survivor, and his girlfriend was fatally dismembered by the impact ("Over there was my baby.. and over there was my baby..
and way over there was my baby"). After months of unabated grief, the distraught singer, in an apparent fit of insanity, decides that he is going to have his girl back "one way or another". With realistic sound effects, he unearths her grave, crawls into her coffin, and closes the lid for a muffled final chorus of "I Got My Baby Back." In 1977 British BBC radio DJ Kenny Everett named "I Want My Baby Back" #1 in the "Bottom 30" after a public vote, and it won the title of: "The World's Worst Record". It also was included on The Rhino Brothers Present the World's Worst Records, a 1983 collection of tasteless or poorly performed songs. Cross went on to record (as Jimmie Cross) "The Ballad of James Bong" (Tollie), "Hey Little Girl" (Red Bird) and "Super-Duper Man" (Red Bird).
He died of a heart attack at the age of 39 in Hollywood. He is buried at Forest Lawn, California. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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