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A fitting playlist for her funeral | 30 Songs about Margaret Thatcher

A fitting playlist for her funeral | 30 Songs about Margaret Thatcher
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By way of paying my respects, you understand…

I have nothing more to add. I find myself strangely unmoved by her death, indifferent. Frankly, I’d have been way happier if it had been Cameron. I object to the way the word ‘witch’ has once again become a popular term of abuse – many of my favourite people are witches – and can’t help feeling that a lot of the hatred shown towards Thatcher was because she was female, but whatever. Here’s what I’ll be playing, come the day of her funeral.

1. The Beat – Stand Down Margaret

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFaFVhyjb5Y

2. Crass – How Does It Feel (To Be The Mother Of A Thousand Dead)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAga3ZQ0BxU

3. Billy Bragg – Between The Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjUA3RU4B8E

4. Danielle Dax – Bad Miss ‘M’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaOQHwS3bSs

5. The Specials – Maggie’s Farm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgAOUDtmTaw

6. Pete Wylie – The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcXi-VYy_Yw

7. Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ2DdrTPY58

8. Boy George – No Clause 28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI0tZjH06BQ

9. The Housemartins – Flag Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-pxGH4eyLQ

10. Elvis Costello  And The Attractions – Tramp The Dirt Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BZIWSI5UQ

11. Dead Kennedys – Kinky Sex Makes The World Go Round

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9hYAQQFsoc&feature=player_embedded

12. Notsensibles – I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnToK3kSKKg

13. Ivor Cutler – The Thatcher Generation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOqVYesQXI&feature=youtu.be

14. The Exploited – Maggie You Cunt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwnkFlVRCZc&feature=youtu.be

15. V.I.M. – Maggie’s Last Party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Um04WlHDNU&feature=youtu.be

16. Robyn Hitchcock – Brenda’s Iron Sledge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In429UcuKaw

17. Test Dept. – Long Live British Democracy (Which Has Flourished And Is Constantly Perfected Under The Immaculate Guidance Of The Great, Honorable  Generous And Correct Margaret Hilda Thatcher. She Is The Blue Sky In The Hearts Of All Nations. Our People Pay Homage And Bow In Deep Respect And Gratitude To Her, The Milk Of Human Kindness)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkZZE-Me6pc

18. Pulp – Last Day Of The Miners Strike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYbSIYSdHSs&playnext=1&list=PLCDDB55778CEB49FB

19. Sinéad O’Connor – Black Boys On Mopeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n14lwdpYkAA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

20. Morrissey – Margaret On The Guillotine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smzsIONNh0w

21. Chumbawamba – Fitzwilliam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7dJFTvWPZUc

22. Renaud – Miss Maggie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LohnbmgLSb0

23. Poison Girls – Another Hero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWQAvLt-U7Y

24. Hefner – The Day That Thatcher Dies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu3vwtxYI2k

25. The The – Heartland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xVea25IH4g

26. Anti-Pasti – No Government

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wDf1Cykxtcw

27. Terry Edwards & The Scapegoats – Margaret Thatcher We Still Hate You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOHn_Oo4A9M

28. The Blow Monkeys and Curtis Mayfield – (Celebrate) The Day After You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U2eaffPK220

29. Television Personalities – She’s Only the Grocer’s Daughter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdDZuue0LT4

30. The Wailers – Funeral

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYZuqGG5w5o&feature=share&list=FLZ7KeWmaU_Sss4uio490Cjw

PLUS

The Larks – Maggie Maggie Maggie (Out Out Out)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RZJxFo5Br_0#!

AR Kane – Baby Milk Snatcher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLkBm7gJsqU

 

I’d never known your type before but you’d worked out your part to perfection
Three million slobs on the dole and you were just trying for an easy seduction
Old posters don’t fit? Cover them with new ones.
Buy buy buy! Consumer heaven is only a lifetime’s grind away.
I’d like to kill you but I just can’t find the place
The Legend!, You (Chunka Chunka) Were Glamorous, 1983

5 Responses to A fitting playlist for her funeral | 30 Songs about Margaret Thatcher

  1. Everett True April 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Honourable mentions go to:

    The Specials – Ghost Town
    The The – The Beat(en) Generation
    Hue And Cry – Labour Of Love
    Sting w/ Peter Gabriel – They Dance Alone

    …but I was only including one song per artist. And this is my only personal playlist. And there’s no fucking way my own personal playlist will include Sting, Peter Gabriel or Hue And Cry.

  2. Chomsky April 17, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Not to mention ‘So Long’ by Chomsky Allstars:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gFPT3leuLPI

    Now available for free download for a limited period:

    https://soundcloud.com/chomskyallstars/so-long-the-witch-is-dead

  3. debichan April 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you for this, particularly the Ivor Cutler. Much needed after all the horrid press of the past week. Let there be a concert every year in her memory with performances like these!

  4. Graham April 18, 2013 at 5:06 am

    How about Easter Parade by The Faith Brothers? http://youtu.be/y9gDSxJpH_o

  5. coloradio May 28, 2013 at 4:21 am

    and The Deep Freeze Mice: I Vote Conservative because I’m in Love With You – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8ORMLc8D2I

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