Songs for Election Day



L. Bird pkeets at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 29 18:46:56 CDT 2004


>From the same folks that brought you the Halloween list, here's an excerpt 
from the Election Dayl list:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6362112/

8. “Won't Get Fooled Again” by The Who
“Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.” Both parties naturally want you 
to think that their candidate will create a brighter future. Pete Townshend 
isn’t so sure. He felt whichever leaders inhabit office are likely to go 
bad. Instead of the optimism that comes with a regime change, he took a more 
cynical look on this selection from 1971’s “Who’s Next” album: “There’s 
nothing in the streets, looks any different to me. And the slogans are 
replaced, by-the-bye. And the parting on the left, are now parting on the 
right. And the beards have all grown longer overnight.” Supposedly, this is 
no longer one of Townshend’s favorite songs. He probably doesn’t like the 
fact that Howard Dean does a better scream now than Roger Daltrey did then.


These MSNBC lists are interesting, BTW, in that they have links on the page 
to let you hear the songs, and also a "buy" link that leads to info on the 
album.

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