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    King of Corn

    Writing in The Independent, Spencer Leigh suggested that Last's Non-Stop Dancing albums "paved the way for disco and dance mixes". Asked if he minded being labelled the "King of Corn", Last had replied "No, because it is true."

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Last
    What is a King of Corn?

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    Re: King of Corn

    It means that James Last's songs are generally considered old-fashioned and overly sentimental.

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    Re: King of Corn

    corn1n.
    1. Plant BiologyAlso called Indian corn ;
      esp. technical and Brit.,
      maize.
      • Plant Biologya tall cereal plant having a solid stem and kernels growing on large ears.
      • Plant Biologythe kernels of this plant, used for food.
      • the ears of this plant.

    2. Plant Biology
      • the edible seed of certain other cereal plants, esp. wheat in England and oats in Scotland.
      • Plant Biologythe plants themselves.

    3. Plant Biologysweet corn.
    4. a single grain of certain plants, as pepper, wheat, etc.:She ground up a few corns of pepper for flavoring.
    5. Informal. old-fashioned, boring, or overly sentimental material, as a joke, story, or piece of music.
    (Collins)

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    Re: King of Corn

    It is a perfect reply.

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