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Bomb The World

If you ask me, most of the hastily issued "anti-war" songs (REM's "Final Straw," Beastie Boy "In A World Gone Mad," Lenny Kravitz's "We Want Peace," etc.) that came out last month were what we in the music business refer to as "pretty lame".

But "Bomb The World (Armageddon Version)" by Spearhead, which I just heard for the first time on the sublime KEXP, is actually kinda catchy. [mp3] [lyrics]

Update: In the interest of fairness, here's Dan Worley's pro-war song "Have You Forgotten," which is also catchy, albeit it in a Frankly-Every-Country-Song-Sounds-Pretty-Much-The-Same-To-Me kind of way. But he manages to rhyme "bin Laden" with "forgotten", so, you know, mad props for that. [mp3] [lyrics]

Watch for Worley's next song "Baby, Give It Back!," a paean to Bush's "economic stimulus" package rapped to the tune of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back":

I like tax cuts and I cannot lie
You other brothers can't deny
That you feel elation when they pass legislation
Givin' ends to some rich white guy
In retrospect, that wasn't very fair at all.

Posted on May 14, 2003 to Links