SF Jones in the New Jorker is hosting a contest, til 10/1, asking for the best dance playlist directly referencing the collapse and bailout of investment banks.
I emailed this entry today. I could have been ultra-obscure, and considered throwing in an Ui record (because Jones was in that band) for brownie points, but this is a dance playlist. The proletariat will be on the floor.
Everything on vinyl, save anything marked *. If you can get me a gig, email me for my #. I’m cheap, too, especially if I’m spinning in Manhattan.
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper – I Hate Banks
Alex Chilton – Underclass
The Saints – Know Your Product
Fela – Expensive Shit
Sir Mix Alot – Check My Bank
Minutemen – This Ain’t no Picnic
Ruth Davis – I Need Money
Dead Kennedys – Viva Las Vegas
Joy Division/Warsaw – Failures
Replacements – IOU
MC5 – the American Ruse
LCD Soundsytem – North American Scum*
Out Hud – Dear Mr. Bush, There are over 100 words for shit and only 1 for music. Fuck You, Out Hud!
Gang of Four – Return the Gift
PIL – Careering
Horace Andy – Money Money (root of all evil) (the 12″)
ODB – Got your Money*
Clipse – Dirty Money*
Beatles – Baby You’re a Rich Man
Smiths – Frankly Mr. Shankly
Wire – Ambitious (for the acronyms at the end)*
Moldy Peaches – New York City is a Graveyard
Jay Reatard – Greed, Money, Useless Children*
The Chi Lites – (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People
KRS One & MC Lyte – Money*
McClusky – To Hell With Good Intentions
The Fall – F’Oldin’ Money*
National Poetry Song Society — Jimmy Carter Says Yes*
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – This Land is Your Land
Roky Erickson – Warning (Social And Political Injustices)