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album art Three Cheers for the Government
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Released: Aug 9, 2006 | 2:11 PM
Category: Alternative
Application: [unknown]
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 4.9 MB

Plays: 1626
Downloads: 6
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Wednesday

License: Non-commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
The year is 1987. Reagan is president. I'm studying Political "Science". I'm dissatisfied with the way government is handling things...so much has changed since then! smiley

Anyway, the vault is open this week. Here's another basement tape from the 4-track years...me and the acoustic...gettin' all political. Please excuse the fidelity...it's ooooold tape.

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oh2 Artist

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Great song. I especially like the beginning "doo doo" part. Sounds Beatleish.
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11 years ago
jolofsson Artist

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I really like your voice on these old tapes of yours. Great song as well smiley

Hmm....maybe I should dust off some of my old tapes as well...it's nice to listen to oldies like these and compare them with the tunes we make today. But I must say...I wasn't this good in 1987...but..he he...guess you're a bit older than me smiley

Nice work Babs...keep 'em comin'.

/Johan
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11 years ago
KaiMatsuda Artist

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Stupendous!!
It really reminds me of the Beatles!!

Nice job
Making this song
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11 years ago
easyesteemer Artist

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Great lyrics. True today as well. Enjoyed by me and the NSA (they listen to everything I listen too). You will probably have little clicking sounds on your phone from now on. Anyway great old tune. It would make a great metal tune with someone screaming and someone else banging on guitar. Need to up the anger level for these times.
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11 years ago
JD Moderator

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Love these Basement Tapes... You have quite a bit of surprises in your Vault... Love the intimacy of these home recordings... just perfect...
smiley
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11 years ago
danman4961 Artist

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great one!
the lyrics are pretty funny smiley
nice work.
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11 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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You should call these the Baboon in the Basement Tapes. A great insight to your development as an artist. I myself had a song much like this one. I think the Reagan Years inspired many of us artists with the want to express our frustrations. You did well here Babs!
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11 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Thank you, gents. I posted 4 songs from the vault today and dusted off a few more. It feels like I've been carrying these songs around with me in my pocket for a long time. Feels good to just post them.
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11 years ago
ddball Listener

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Ah, the Reagan and Thatcher years. Those were glory days.. smiley
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11 years ago
vaporman Moderator

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Keep em comin' - that way I can replace all the really lo-fi copies I've had on my ipod for years now!
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11 years ago
Euphoria Artist

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I actually thing I like the distorted muffled sound of these old tapes better than the clean sound of a lot of this modern stuff.....plus, its natural distortion rather than all this artificial distortion
my lyrics box didn't come up for some reason, which i'm pretty mad about because the lyrics sounded really interesting
as always, your voice is amazing, and the guitar part is really good too
this is great stuff
u4ea
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vaporman Moderator

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Did I mention that this song put me in a real 'Mood Swing'?
smiley
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11 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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(excerpt from my song circa 1995: American Dreamin)

watchin over you n me
good ol uncle sam
doesn't care about ya
doesn't give a damn
just goosestep to the muzak that he plays

I'm pledging my allegiance
to the lawyers of the land
taking away liberties
making jokes of you and me
cause we the people don't care anyways

and I don't know what I've been told
Feels like all my rights are sold off and

I'm an American, bought into the lie
tax me to the sky, send me off to die
and I love my freedom, sweet as apple pie
poisonous as lye
and that's.... my alibi

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11 years ago
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cool song. Like the guitar and vocals..
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11 years ago
JimTheObscure Artist

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Yeah...good song. I like it..It's kinda sad that it's just as much a 2006 song as a 1987 one (and here in Australia just as much as the US).
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11 years ago
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I like this song...! Especially the atmosphere of the old recording. And the lyrics...
...it's the same with all politicians in most countries.
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11 years ago
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On the road to reality
In the republic of Insanity
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StevilDarkman Artist

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sounds really good for "old basement tapes". Did you tweak 'em or add anything? I don't think mine sounded this good when I did them..... sigh....the old Tascam PortaOne Mini-studio, such memories.
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11 years ago
enicholsIC Artist

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Well done Babs,

Repubs, Dems, Independents - all politicians. We do well to be suspicious of them all. The Founders would be proud.

Don't drink the koolaid,
Ed
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11 years ago
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Hummmmmm, luckely peoples from all countries are more humans than all politicians. But sometimes we got a Gandhi or a Dalai lama. But more than often we got hypocrites and disconnected from people's life reality. Very actual song.
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Heh, keep the 4 track tapes coming ... I love this!
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11 years ago

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