I was going to do a long-ish write up on the asininity of all that is the National Review’s Top 50 Conservative Songs to which Jesse applinked (”approvingly linked”) last week. It turns out that Jon Swift and Rude Pundit easily put anything I could have come up with to shame.
I will make one recommendation to all of the readers of this site: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Don’t Look Now” off of their masterpiece “Willy and the Poorboys”. CCR’s inclusion on the NR list is tangential at best (and somewhat forced, as His Rudeness points out).
Where “Who’ll Stop the Rain” sets up a metaphor for the destructive force that war can have on a society, “Don’t Look Now” [lyrics] is an unequivocal rebuke of the middle and upper classes for not appreciating a bedrock of our economy:
Who will make the shoes for your feet?
Who will make the clothes that you wear?
Who’ll take the promise that you don’t have to keep?
Don’t Look Now, it ain’t you or me.
I wouldn’t mind seeing a Spanish version of this song hitting the airwaves.
The entire album is available through the iTunes music store (no fancy button links for you), so head on over there. I think they’re open today.