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Songs Of Recession / Depression / Hardship

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Stunning - I've got that one on CD.

I have that one on vinyl...The 80s were grim and I was there.

Whatever happened to JCC?

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I cannae forget Christy Moore singing this song he collected over in Grimsby - Ordinary Man -

Big Christy Moore and Billy Bragg fan here. :rolleyes:

Blue Nile - Tinsel Town in the Rain - any excuse to listen to it again

Love your suggestions, this is addictive. Away to listen to some Prefab Sprout

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Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

Dont give up

Peter Gabriel

Biko

REM

Why not smile, Everybody hurts

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I know he just covered some crusty old guy on a dilapidated porch, but SRVs Tin Pan Alley has got to e worth a mention:

Went down to Tin Pan Alley, see what was going on

Things was too hot down there, couldn't stay very long

Hey hey hey hey, alley's the roughest place I've ever been

All the people down there, livin' for their whisky, wine, and gin

I heard a woman scream, yeah, and I peeked through the door

Some cat was workin' on Annie with a, Lord with a two-by-four

Hey hey hey hey, alley's the roughest place I've ever been

All the people down there, livin' for their whisky, wine, and gin

I heard a pistol shoot, yeah, and it was a .44

Somebody killed a crap shooter cause he didn't, shake, rattle, and roll

Hey hey hey hey, alley's the roughest place I've ever been

All the people down there, killin' for their whisky, wine, and gin

I saw a cop standin', with his hand on his gun

Said "This is a raid boys, nobody run"

Hey, Hey, Hey, alley's the roughest place I've ever been

Yeah they took me away from tin pan alley

And took me right back, to the pen

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Thankfully, all this is a long time ago...

Strawbs - Part of the union 1973

Now I'm a union man

Amazed at what I am

I say what I think

That the company stinks

Yes I'm a union man.

When we meet in the local hall

I'll be voting with them all

With a hell of a shout

It's out brothers out

And the rise of the factory's fall.

Oh you don't get me I'm part of the union

You don't get me I'm part of the union

You don't get me I'm part of the union

Till the day I die, till the day I die.

As a union man I'm wise

To the lies of the company spies

And I don't get fooled

By the factory rules

'Cause I always read between the lines.

And I always get my way

If I strike for higher pay

When I show my card

To the Scotland Yard

This what I say.

Oh you don't get me I'm part of the union

You don't get me I'm part of the union

You don't get me I'm part of the union

Till the day I die, till the day I die.

Before the union did appear

My life was half as clear

Now I've got the power

To the working hour

And every other day of the year.

So though I'm a working man

I can ruin the government's plan

Though I'm not too hard

The sight of my card

Makes me some kind of superman.

Oh you don't get me I'm part of the union

You don't get me I'm part of the union

You don't get me I'm part of the union

Till the day I die, till the day I die.

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For me, Don Williams' 'Where do we go from here'. For anybody who has been in a position of desperation and felt utterly useless, you should appreciate this. Few can do misery like the country boys. For any men thrown on the scrapheap during the 80s ......

I was long term unemployed, it was absolutely soul destroying.

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