Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Scandal, Controversy & Romance

Here in Motown our mayor is in a bit of hot water for allegedly doing some bad things. The mayor claims that he will be fully vindicated and that the process is flawed. Here's a report about the whole mess. The jury will have to sort it out. Until then, here's some scandal-appropriate music:

The Prissteens - Scandal, Controversy & Romance (buy album). This one says it all!

The Vipers - Cheated And Lied (buy album). So does this one...

XTC - Mayor Of Simpleton (buy album). My favorite "mayor" song. The "hip hop" mayor was my favorite mayor until the recent scandal...

Candye Kayne - Tell Me A Lie (buy album). Here's an early alt-country tune from a great collection of Los Angeles artists.

Gram Parsons - How Much I've Lied (buy album). Gram is the man. How much Kwame lied is the question.

Shorty Long - Here Comes The Judge (buy album). If I were a judge, this would be my theme song. Great song!

Sufjan Stevens - Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!) (buy album). My city really needs some restoring now.

The Avett Brothers - The Weight Of Lies (buy album). These guys are great live and they are touring now. Try to get to a show.

Steve Goodman - Wonderful World Of Sex (buy album). Goodman was a natural entertainer, as this amusing live track demonstrates.

Billie Holiday - It's A Sin To Tell A Lie (buy album). Billie tells it like it is.

5 comments:

stricki said...

Great music - Excellent blog.

Thanks

Ramone666 said...

Nice one! Funny reaction over at the Wonkette site: "Damn that's what Kilpatrick looks like? I voted for the fucker 'cause I thought he was Irish".
Suggestion: Motor City´s Burning by Detroits finest the MC5... Kick out the jams!

Dave said...

Robbie Fulks' "I Told her Lies" is also a good fit, complete with lying to his wife about extramarital activities and lying to the public to save his reputation.

davesap said...

Hilarious!

SonicStrings said...

Yes, go see the Avett Brothers!