10. “Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing”

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This one chugs along with a pretty straight forward rhythm. Stopping at the end of each verse for a lyrical punctuation: “I must look like a dork!”
And just before probably every Minutemen fans favorite D. Boon guitar solo: “If we heard mortar shells, we’d cuss more in our songs and cut down the guitar solos!” Wham!
Free-flowing lyrics from Mike Watt. Politics vs Art? Jabs at sloganeering punkers? I don’t know. It’s shit from an old notebook. Killer tune.
Too bad Michael Jackson never recorded it. (Mike Watt did send it to him!)
From Double Nickels On The Dime

And live from Ballot Result

I’m going to slot this at number 12. Check out the current rankings here.

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“Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing”

Uncategorized

This one chugs along with a pretty straight forward rhythm. Stopping at the end of each verse for a lyrical punctuation: “I must look like a dork!”
And just before probably every Minutemen fans favorite D. Boon guitar solo: “If we heard mortar shells, we’d cuss more in our songs and cut down the guitar solos!” Wham!
Free-flowing lyrics from Mike Watt. Politics vs Art? Jabs at sloganeering punkers? I don’t know. It’s shit from an old notebook. Killer tune.
Too bad Michael Jackson never recorded it. (Mike Watt did send it to him!)
From Double Nickels On The Dime

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/2hPOhalhnij5ei9Y3VBgBQ

And live from Ballot Result
spotify:track:2hPOhalhnij5ei9Y3VBgBQ
 
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/2hPOhalhnij5ei9Y3VBgBQ
 

I’m going to slot this at number 12. Check out the current rankings here.

Disco, everybody did it.

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Ah, disco. So good. Not everyone could pull it off, at least not commercially. The STONES, The KINKS, KISS, WINGS, and of course QUEEN …. all scored big with disco… but it was not meant to be for The BEACH BOYS. A rad track nonetheless. From 1979, the disco version of their own “Here Comes The Night”.
Did I forget something? PINK FLOYD or ELO? Shoot me a tweet.

OG version from “Wild Honey”: