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Song of the Day 7/4/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1.  Happy birthday, Aimee; happy birthday, America. Today we celebrate with a song about unemployment:

389. The Jam – Smithers-Jones

Bruce Foxton’s sarcastic, quintessentially British chronicle of downsizing has taken on new relevance in these depression days. Several versions out there, all readily downloaded: for rockers, there’s the single with characteristic melodic Foxton bassline, also some even fiercer live takes. But the one we love best is the version from Setting Sons, 1979, with the string quartet in place of the band. Which we couldn’t find a stream of: the link here is the rock version

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July 4, 2009 - Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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