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.


stricki said...

Great music - Excellent blog.


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.

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SonicStrings said...

Yes, go see the Avett Brothers!