Saturday, January 10, 2009

Crisis ? What crisis ?

Economic tough times are good for show business and entertainment they say...

Here are a few songs about hard times.

Of course, the first is from the '30s, and it's one of the best depression songs ever

Skip James - Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues (buy)

The great Nebraska album was recorde by bruce Springsteen during the 1981-82 crisis that hit hard the car indusrty, just like this one. If you read French, check out my review

Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 (buy)

In the thirties, the Carter Family recorded pure old-time country gems with that gospel spirit. Uncle Tupelo, a group of ngry young men of the alt-country movment covered one of their songs

Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (buy)

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