Cheney to Bush, Johnson to Blair, workplace bosses to jailers? They all get whats coming to them with a punchy selection by RR regular swawilg from last weeks topic
What does it take to effectively stick it to the man? There are clues and tactics in the music. Some artists sure dont beat about the bush and name “the mens”. Clutch s Mr Shiny Caddilackness is clearly a message to you, Cheney! Stick it to the Man, stick it to the Human! American artist James McMurtry also sang about that particular Dick, but in this one, We Dont Stimulate it Anymore he aims directly at GW Bush: Get out of that limo, look us in the eye, call us on the cell phone and tell us all why. Rickie Lee Jones comes in next and deals him the final blow in Ugly Man .
And what if youre Tony Abbott, Australias previous prime minister? Its morning, youre ready to shave in front of the mirror, you put on the radio and you hear a sung dedicated to you entitled Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Of Your Punchable Face . The Smith Street Band make sure he gets the message loud and clear. Tony Blair could no doubt host a two-hour radio prove, with sungs written in his shame, but maybe Karine Polwart saw the best way to stick it to him: incisive and gritty and wrap in a beautiful tune. Theres something here for the armchair generals too. The Beautiful South attain no secret of what they would do if they stood in the mans shoes: If I was captain of the waves Id turn the gun on you.
If we look for the man and how to tackle him in the lower levels of power and decision-making the most obvious character to pour contempt on “wouldve been” run boss. Belle and Sebastian have waited till their final day at work to tell him he can shove his farewell gift, a carriage clock, where the sunshine doesnt glisten. Excellent proposal. Franz Ferdinand and the good old Sparks brethren blend their forces as FFS in Piss Off , another freshening shout if you are urgently in need of some me hour and fed up with your immediate superiors.