Saturday, February 6, 2010

Radio KBwD is on the air: Special Edition

O.K., we couldn’t resist one more song from The Who prior to their performance at halftime of the Super Bowl tomorrow and not only because National Review rated it as the top conservative rock tune of all-time.

(Quick note: Disagree with that assessment. The song’s “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” meme’ possesses more of a world-weary political cynicism than any express conservative message. We’ve got Rush’s anti-nanny state “Red Barchetta” (Honorable mention in this category to Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55”), David Bowie’s “Heroes” about two star-crossed lovers separated by the Berlin Wall, the Kink’s anti-statist and pro-liberty, “20th Century Man” and, of course, The Beatles’ “Taxman” with Honorable mention in this category going to “Revolution” all ranked well ahead of this song.)

Never the less, it's a great song.

Ladies and Gentlemen: from the concert film The Kids Are Alright it’s The Who performing “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.

It's amazing no one hurt themselves playing with these guys.


W.C. Varones said...

It takes world-weary political cynicism for some people to come around to conservatism.

Distrust of politicians should lead logically to distrust or government.

Great song, either way.

Dean said...

W.C., good point. Kind of along the lines of "a liberal is just a conservative who hasn't been mugged yet". Or did I just botch that analogy completely?

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