Thursday, July 30, 2009

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Special Total Victory is Ours, Comrades! Video Edition

From 1973, please enjoy unjustly overlooked Brit folk-rockers The Strawbs with their actually-a-hit-record ode to blue collar solidarity and heinous fashions, the infectious "Part of the Union."



As always, a Coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who twigs its relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

17 comments:

geor3ge said...

Okay, I'll break the ice:

Songs mentioning states?

Anonymous said...

songs about democracy or demonstrations

Anonymous said...

songs about people like SARAH PALIN -- LOL

steve simels said...

No, no, and no.

Although I'd love to do a Sarah Palin category.

Which reminds me -- there's a quote from her over at Box Office

http://boxoffice.com/blogs/steve/2009/07/lets-get-nuts.php

that you literally won't believe anybody was stupid enough to actually say.

But it's actually verbatim from her farewell speech on Sunday.

Brooklyn Girl said...

Songs about the Civil War? :-)

TMink said...

Anti-capitalist songs?
Organizing songs?
Bands named after edibles?

Trey

Anonymous said...

SONGS aBOUT YEARS .. or numbers

steve simels said...

Tmink is vaguely in the ballpark with his first guess.

Vaguely....
:-)

Anonymous said...

bands whose lead singers dress like bananas?

steve simels said...

Seriously -- is that the worst suit you ever saw?

Not to mention the worst hair cut. And glasses.

I will admit that I had a pair like those back in the day, but the suit?

NEVER!!!!

Anonymous said...

company spies!!!!
like narcs in the classrooms in college... your best bud is your worst enemy...

Dave said...

Songs about work(ers)?

I was in England when this song became a hit -- brings back wonderful memories.

racymind said...

My first guess would be songs about being a blue collar worker... but Dave got to it first.

MBowen said...

Y'know, listening to it again, I'm not exactly sure exactly how pro-union it actually is. It could easily be presented as a Randy Newman-style parody.

dSmith said...

In the States this song is called "There was a union maid"

Songs associated with Woody Guthrie?

steve simels said...


Dave said...
Songs about work(ers)?


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My friend, your coveted No-Prize is winging its ways to you via carrier vulture as we speak.

And congrats from all of us here at PowerPop!!!!!

Dave said...

I am humble. Correct. And a prize winner. But humble.