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Nice Maggie Songs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ImayKnow, 13 Apr 2013.

  1. ImayKnow

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    Thatcher had a massive creative influence on music in the 80s. Most of it not particularly flattering, and most of it really good stuff.

    This 'the witch is dead' is a pretty poor choice of tune if you want to stick it to her now she has croaked. No doubt downloaded by a bunch of young kids who have no real clue what life is like apart from the mollycoddled unreal prosperity of a labour government funded boom.

    Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, The Smiths, UB40 all had good cutting lyrics and great tunes inspired by the thatcher years. They are what should be racing up the charts - again ! Not some crass nonsense unsophisticated insult of a tune.

    'The witch is dead'. Oh dear, how funny is that, how remarkably cutting edge humour, how politically sophisticated.

    Not.

    Far better stuff out there, but the people protesting are too young to have heard it.
     
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    Ahh the unique and great sound of Mungo Jerry
     
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    It does the job, it conveys perfectly the message that a lot of people want to put over about how they felt about her.
    And it's good and right that after the no doubt "gushing" reports on her "state funeral" there will have be a footnote in the history books detailing the hatred that many people felt for this woman, even after so long a time.
     
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    You couldn't beat her in life so you dance on her grave. How fooking pathetic is that? :rolleyes:
     
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    We've just been subjected to a load of claptrap in praise of the bitch, paid for by us.
    We're going to be subjected to a load more on wednesday, again paid for by us.
    What is truly pathetic is people like you wanting to silence those who wish to give voice to the other side of the argument.
    Especially when the "now that she's dead" argument is used as that's the reason why we're recieving all these "eulogies" in the first place. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    At least her death has flushed out all the Labour voters. We all know your dirty little secret now. :rolleyes:
     
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    Not at all. I'm all in favour of our right to protest. I just think it should be done in a grown-up manner: no 'dancing on her grave' or infantile songs, please.
     
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    You know what to do next Wednesday then... Don't turn the tv or the radio on. Don't turn your computer on. Stay in all day twiddling your thumbs. On Thursday, don't buy any national newspapers. because they'll be full of your pet hate of the month. ;) ;) ;)
     
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    Who is the Nice Maggie that you speak of?
     
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    It doesn't do the job at all. It just makes everybody who supports it look like nasty tw@ts. If you want to stick the boot in you need to be more sophisticated. Galloway was streets ahead when he quoted Elvis.

    Met Thatcher, in Downing Street funnily enough. She came over as hard as nails, and I mean hard. I doubt a 'Witch is dead' tune would bother her much.
     
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    That's your opinion, as soundbites go that is short, sweet and straight to the point of what a lot of the population felt about this woman.
    As I've said it's important imho that the history books record this womans life in true context, not just the sugary sweet platitudes that are bound to be rattled off in the coming week. That's why I'm glad this campaign to get this song to number one has recieved so much publicity.
    Sophisticated wouldn't have got the point across anywhere nearly as well.
     
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    You know nothing Joe. :rolleyes:
     
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    That doesn't merit an answer, despite your misinterpretation!
     
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