Wednesday, July 28, 2004

AGIT-PROP POP POSTERS: It's only a pity that it's now too late for them to add in John Howard Is A Filthy Slut, but the line-up of covers on the Poster Children's political covers album is pretty strong, nevertheless:

01 Clampdown (The Clash)
02 We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang (Heaven 17)
03 Let's Have a War (Fear)
04 The New World (X)
05 Divide and Conquer (Hüsker Dü)
06 Complicated Game (XTC)

You know, it's funny, but we never really thought of Fascist Groove Thang as really being a political statement for some reason: maybe it was just difficult to believe that a man with cheekbones had a political agenda. (This was the 80s, remember, and most politicians looked like John Prescott in those days. We still remember the day in June, 1994 when they allowed MPs to smile in the chamber for the first time). We're a little disappointed there was no room for any Crass in there, but then you can't have it all. Or any Redskins. Or Billy Bragg. We'd have really liked to have had the Neurotics' This Fragile Life on there, too, what with that possibly being the best political song of all time.

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