So, found out tonight that the best Tolkien filksong ever, Tom Smith's "The Return of the King, Uh-Huh", is available on you-tube. If you ever wondered how Elvis might have covered Tolkien's story, wonder no more.
A word to the wise: Do yourself a favor and listen, don't watch.
If you do watch, marvel at the stunningly inept animation from Bakshi and Rankin-Bass, merged together into a train wreck of a film short that's actually worse than either one seperately. So stunningly bad it's almost good, in a twisted kind of way.
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