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Politicians in Lyrics
« on: December 21, 2018, 04:41:13 PM »
"hats off to Hatton" - Come Back, The Mighty Wah!

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 05:02:33 PM »
I am Governor Jerry Brown....

Tax man, Mr. Wilson, Tax man, Mr. Heath....

Oooh, Jeremy Corbyn....

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 05:07:07 PM »
I sometimes prefer Luna to Galaxie 500.   Early '90s dual-guitar indie comfort food.

From Rhythm King:

Headin' for tacoma
And drivin' too fast
Nixon's in a coma
And I hope it's gonna last

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 05:13:28 PM »
Gimme Some Truth by J Lennon - Tricky Dicky

Stand Down Margaret - The Beat

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 05:16:28 PM »
"Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying..." from Billy Bragg's "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards".

As said sibling got to be El Presidente too.


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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 11:30:48 PM »
I was the abomination of Obama's nation.

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 11:31:01 PM »
Stand Down Margaret - The Beat

There's a good anecdote Dave Wakeling tells where he and Saxa manage to convince an itchy TV floor manager that 'Stand Down Margaret' is the name of an old Jamaican dance move. Still not quite as great as the oft-repeated Saxa meets David Bowie anecdote though. I fucking love The Beat.


Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 01:54:17 AM »
Don't forget "Margaret on the Guillotine," by Moz. And "Tramp the Dirt Down" (though it doesn't mention Thatch by name) by D. McManus. All manner of Reagan-era American hardcore records. "Dickie's Such an Asshole" by Frank Zappa. Do you remember your President Nixon...? - Davey (not the Monkees one) Jones. "Superbird" (LBJ) by Country Joe and the Fish. "James K. Polk" by They Might Be Giants. And...um..."President Gas" by the Psychedelic Furs...?

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 01:56:16 AM »
Double post. Ignore.

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 10:05:06 AM »
Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2018, 11:17:32 AM »
...and May all your Christmases be white

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2018, 11:57:35 AM »
Re-Ron by Gil Scott Heron

FDT Fuck Donald Trump by YG.

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2018, 11:58:47 AM »
How many politicians are mentioned in We Didn't Start the Fire?

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 12:22:46 PM »
(though it doesn't mention Thatch by name)

Similar to the "Humpty Dumpty was never actually called an egg" fact.

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 12:25:19 PM »
Leonid Brezhnev, in "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)".

And "Exhuming McCarthy" from the same REM album, come to think.

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2018, 12:30:18 PM »
Joe McCarthy's Ghost by the Minutemen

Rah Digga - Tight

"Get loot like that Trump bitch, Ivana"

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 12:38:15 PM »
Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden are both mentioned on Arthur (or the Fall and Decline of the British Empire) by The Kinks. Churchill gets a whole song, Mr Churchill Says, to himself, while Eden gets a verse in She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina.

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2018, 12:58:43 PM »
Like Costello's Tramp The Dirt Down, Frankie's Two Tribes does not directly mention Reagan, but it's basically about him:
Cowboy No. 1
A born-again poor man's son
On the air America
I modelled shirts by Van Heusen

Some mixes also have Chris Barrie doing his Ronnie impression reading Hitler's speech to the court when being tried for treason in 1924

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2018, 01:14:31 PM »
Graham Greene by John Cale from Paris 1919. Is this a bit troubling?

According to the latest score
Mr. Enoch Powell is falling star
So in future please bear in mind
Don't see clear don't see far.

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2018, 03:19:04 PM »
Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky?

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2018, 03:21:16 PM »
Pol... Pot
Pol... Pot
Pol Pot Pol Pot Pol Pot Pol Pot (etc.)

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2018, 03:24:09 PM »
The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon blowing a bugle, and leading a charge by John Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat Hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2018, 03:36:53 PM »
The workers in Poland rose
& in Hungary too
Somoza & Jose fell
...Azania coming soon!

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2018, 03:38:47 PM »
Pretty much the whole of Revol by The Manics.

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2018, 03:43:23 PM »
Quote
Do-do-n-do-do-n-do-dow
Do-do-n-do-do-n-do-dow
Ken is the man that we all need
Ken is the leader of the GLC

Who is the man we all need? Ken!
Who is the funky sex machine? Ken!
Who is the leader of the GLC? Ken!
Who is the man we all need? Ken!

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2018, 04:08:50 PM »
Chairman Mao - Revolution, The Beatles

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2018, 04:13:25 PM »
Maggie's Farm wasn't about Margaret Thatcher when Bob Dylan wrote it, but it was when The Specials covered it.

Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2018, 04:15:00 PM »
Stop The Cavalry - Churchill, Luzar and Jim (Brezhnev and Carter?)

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2018, 07:42:47 PM »
Stop The Cavalry - Churchill, Luzar and Jim (Brezhnev and Carter?)
It's 'While the Tsar and Jim have tea'', but it is referring to Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter, as the song is about all wars through the ages ('I have had to fight, almost every night, down throughout these centuries').

Peel favourites DAF 's Der Mussolini mentions Mussolini, Hitler and Jesus Christ. (english translation here)
Similarly, the early Cabs track Do The Mussolini (Headkick)

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Re: Politicians in Lyrics
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2018, 07:53:34 PM »
"He's even more over than the mayor Ed Koch" - Johnny Ryall, Beastie Boys