Alex Massie

Democratic Mix

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Megan asks for suggestions for a tribute tape to the late and lamented Democratic primary race. A quick glance at my iPod suggests these tunes...

  • "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards" - Billy Bragg
  • "A Century of Fakers" - Belle & Sebastien
  • "Let's Get Out of This Country" - Camera Obscura
  • "The Queen is Dead" - The Smiths
  • "We'll Sweep out the Ashes in the Morning" - Gram Parsons
  • "Love will Tear Us Apart" - Joy Division
  • "I Wanna Be Adored" - The Stone Roses
  • "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - The Clash
  • "The Song is Over" - The Who
  • "God Knows I'm Good" - David Bowie
  • "Double Crossin Time" - John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers
  • "You Get What You Deserve" - Big Star
  • "The Light At the End of the Tunnel (Is the Light of an Oncoming Train) - Half Man Half Biscuit
  • "Yesterday's News Just Hit Home Today" - Johnny Paycheck
  • "Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck was Still Silver)" - Merle Haggard (also good for Ron Paul fans...)

And, of course, George Jones' "I've Aged Twenty Years in Five"...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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