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Offline ZombieCake

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Best Ever Song About Politicians
« on: January 28, 2021, 12:52:15 am »
Seems there's a lot of politics going around at the moment, and comment on what people think of politicians. So I thought I'll start with the following.  Title kind of gives it away, but it's still an amusing ditty.  As ever thoughts and contributions welcome...






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Re: Best Ever Song About Politicians
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 08:28:27 am »
Another "protest" song from Pink - Dear Mr President.

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Re: Best Ever Song About Politicians
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 11:16:38 am »
Malc
Rusted and ropy, dog-eared old copy.
Vintage and classic or just plain Jurassic:
all words to describe me.

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Re: Best Ever Song About Politicians
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 11:17:45 am »
This may be predictable, but nobody has ever done as many songs about politicians as Frank Zappa. Much of his commentary is as pertinent today as it was when it was written, but there are just so many to choose from.

Dunno how many remember Richard Nixon, but in many ways he was the Donald Trump of the 1970s, but far smarter, and much more dangerous - at least to the rest of the world. He killed thousands in his time, and ruined millions more. Not many people were brave enough to tackle the topic head-on, except FZ. This song was written and performed at the height of the Watergate scandal, whilst Nixon was still president and still potentially able to wreck a career or two, and was brutally honest and acerbic. The depth of political comment, allied to stunning musicanship, all performed with hysterical good humour is matchless - there's not much else out there like this. Watch from 11.20, or the whole encore is 21 minutes - you should probably watch it all, in truth:


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Re: Best Ever Song About Politicians
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 12:32:13 pm »
Roger Waters:

I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: Best Ever Song About Politicians
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 12:59:15 pm »

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Re: Best Ever Song About Politicians
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2021, 02:24:18 pm »
Something a little diferent



Offline grahams

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Re: Best Ever Song About Politicians
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2021, 07:08:23 pm »
Sceptics wanted!

 

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