Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

Black Boys on Mopeds and other songs inspired by and against Thatcher

It’s odd: I was thinking about this on the weekend, how Margaret Thatcher inspired many things, from riots to…well, great songwriting. The NYTimes.com has this article covering the same thing here (The Iron Lady as Anti-Muse), including A Small Sampling of Anti-Thatcher Songwriting here.

Sadly, they miss one of the better ones by Sinead O’Connor. Here’s a great version of

P.S. One of the things that is amazing about O’Connor, among others, is how the camera can do a tight close up on her face and hold it for along time while she sings. She has a great face, and the emotion that she brings to her songs shines out while she sings them. It’s fantastic.