Friday, May 26, 2006

Conservative rock

John J. Miller at National Review has released his take on the 50 Greatest conservative-themed rock songs of all time. For the most part, I agree with his list, but I would add a few of my favorites also.

I would include Where the Streets Have No Name by U2, as well as In God's Country, also by U2.

One of my favorites that is rarely mentioned is Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall, a fabulous (if libertarian) take on the corruption and indoctrination of the public education system. "We don't need no education-we don't need your thought control..."

(Hat Tip: Volunteer Voter)

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At Friday, May 26, 2006 6:13:00 PM, Blogger TheRep said...

"We dont need no" is a double negitive so it is saying "We need education" I am not sure this was the intent ...or maybe it was.

At Friday, May 26, 2006 10:42:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Perhaps it was part of the point.

At Saturday, May 27, 2006 12:12:00 PM, Blogger The Constantly BAREFOOTED Ray said...

Okay okay. So, "We don't need no" is indeed a double negative. The grammarian in me cringes at the mere thought of such poor English being permitted to have such leeway among the practitioners of contemporary music; and yet, some leeway must be allowed. Roger waters was not thinking of proper English when he wrote those lyrics. He was, at the time, pretty well disillusioned with the world as a whole; and, bad memories of his days as a school boy were finding their way in to his thoughts as he wrote "The Wall". I must confess that back in the days of my own experiences with elementary school, (the same period of time mind you that "Another brick In the Wall was number 1), I too was pretty well disillusioned with life as a school boy; and therefore, I was attracted to the song rather like a moth to light. OF course, the disillusionment from which I suffered at the time was a mere nothing to that from which I would later suffer while in Omaha. It's still a good song though.


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