Le canzoni anti-Thatcher

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La lady di ferro, l’ex-Primo Ministro (1979-1990), Margaret Thatcher è morta all’età di 87 anni. Negli anni del suo mandato e anche successivamente alla sua alta carica, tanti, tantissimi, direttamente dal mondo delle arti in genere, sono stati gli accaniti detrattori. Circoscrivendo alla musica impossibile non elencare per questa occasione “celebrativa” proprio quelle canzoni che la ricordano e la raccontano con estremo “piacere”.

1979 – The Not Sensibles – ‘I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher’ (ascolta)

1980 – The Beat – ‘Stand Down Margaret’

1980 – The Blues Band – ‘Maggie’s Farm’ (ascolta)

1980  – Anti-Pasti – ‘No Government’ (ascolta)

1981 – The Specials – ‘Ghost Town’

1981 – Poison Girls – ‘Another Hero’

1982 – Klaus Nomi – ‘Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead’

1982 – Newtown Neurotics – ‘Kick Out The Tories’

1982 – Madness – ‘Blue Skinned Beast’

1982 – Robert Wyatt – ‘Shipbuilding’

1982 – Dead Kennedys – ‘Kinky Sex Makes The World Go Round’

1983 – Pink Floyd – ‘The Fletcher Memorial Home’ (ascolta)

1984 – The Varukers – ‘Thatcher’s Fortress’

1984 – The Exploited – ‘Maggie, You Cunt’

1985 – The Larks – ‘Maggie Maggie Maggie (Out Out Out)’

1985 – Chumbawamba – ‘Fitzwilliam’

1985 – Billy Bragg – ‘Between The Wars’

1985 – Renaud – ‘Miss Maggie’

1986 – Crass – ‘How Does It Feel To Be The Mother Of A Thousand Dead?’

1986 – The The – ‘Heartland’

1987 – Thatcher On Acid – ‘Guess Who’s Running The Show’

1988 – Morrissey – ‘Margaret On The Guillotine’

1988 – Dub Syndicate  – ‘No Alternative But To Fight’

1989 – Elvis Costello – ‘Tramp the Dirt Down’ (ascolta)

1989 – Kitchens Of Distinction – ‘Margaret’s Injection’

1990 – Sinead O’Connor – ‘Black Boys on Mopeds’

1991 – VIM – ‘Maggie’s Last Party’

1995 – Public Enemy – ‘Prophets Of Rage’

1996 – Billy Bragg – ‘Thatcherites’ (ascolta)

2000 – Hefner – ‘The Day That That Thatcher Dies’*

2006 – Frank Turner – ‘Thatcher Fucked The Kid’ (ascolta)

2008 – Marco Paolini & Mercanti Di Liquori – ‘Il Vangelo Secondo Margaret Thatcher’

2009 – Terry Edwards And The Scapegoats – ‘Margaret Thatcher, We Still Hate You’ (ascolta)

2011 – Pete Wylie – ‘The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies’*

2012 – Mogwai – ‘George Square Thatcher Death Party’

* = canzoni differenti

“Great music was made in spite of Margaret Thatcher” (Noel Gallagher, 2012)