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Excellent. Also A Town Called Malice from The Jam, and Never Stop from Echo and the Bunnymen.
The Siren |
December 27, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Cool, a Costello two-fer, since he wrote "Shipbuilding." This reminds me -- I recently sold off most of my vinyl, but I don't remember seeing my 12" of "Shipbuilding." The game's afoot!
December 27, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Excellent choices! I'm also partial to the Specials' cover of "Maggie's Farm" and Morrissey's "Margaret on the Guillotine."
December 27, 2011 at 07:50 PM
I second "Margaret on the Guillotine", plus Hefner's "The Day That Thatcher Dies". I haven't heard the Angelic Upstarts "Brighton Bomb", but the sleeve artwork is truly awesome. You can check it out here:-
December 27, 2011 at 09:18 PM
Blue - Fine Young Cannibals
Strike - The Enemy Within
Homebreakers - The Style Council
One In Ten - UB40
I never cared for 'Tramp The Dirt Down' though ('Big Sister's Clothes' and 'Shipbuilding' are much better Thatcher songs), I hated the woman but I won't be cheering when she dies - she wasn't Osama Bin Laden.
December 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM
Is there any song out there with lyrics something like, 'They make me look sane'? Because the irony is, Thatcher -- a science graduate who refused to privatise the Post Office or dismantle the NHS -- looks like an elitist liberal when compared with the GOP's 2012 presidential candidates.
December 28, 2011 at 04:59 AM
There are loads more like this one.....
December 28, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Of course, The Pop Group's She is Beyond Good and Evil would make a fine addition.
December 29, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Ghost Town by the Specials was surely the definitive Thatcher-era single, and would work just as well for the current Tory government. I will watch the film through gritted teeth.
Andrew Humphrys |
December 30, 2011 at 08:30 AM
No Sinead O'Connor - "Black Boys on Mopeds"? I guess it's easy to forget about her music at this point, what with all the nutbar hullabaloo and what not.
I was going to mention some punk songs, but if we start naming 80's punk songs that mention Thatcher, we'll be here the rest of our lives.
Thomas D. |
December 31, 2011 at 02:55 AM
"Black Boys On Mopeds" would make a great sad-montage track for the movie. Slo-mo shots of beastly bolshies being rude to that hardworking grocer's daughter, with disrespectful minorities grumbling in the back. And perhaps when she wins re-election, we can cut between close-ups of her pumps treading the hall, her determined face, and the terrified MPs, all set to Crass' "Sucks".
That Fuzzy Bastard |
December 31, 2011 at 01:07 PM
That's funny, "Sucks" was exactly the song I was thinking of before realizing that there are an endless number of anarcho/hardcore/crust songs mentioning Thatcher. Maybe a mash-up of "Black Boys" and the Maggie reference in "Sucks" would work. So many snarky possibilities!
Thomas D. |
December 31, 2011 at 02:42 PM
We must not forget She Bangs the Drums!!!
January 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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