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Hope this hasn't been done before? Could find anything after searching for 'hpc music'.

Some of mine would be Akala:

And Sleaford Mods:

Would like to hear any others.

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Squeeze were on Chris Evans last week, their new single is about their children being priced out of the family home town (or villages in the home counties in their case i would presume).

CE called it 'first world displacement' which was a) a curious (bbc?) way of phrasing it and B) interesting that even he is aware of the issue despite his multi million pound lifestyle

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We used to have a rousing anthem of the Money Keeps rolling in (from Evita)  on this website front page  from about 2005 which was rather good showing ( a then) predicted house price crash and an animated Kirstie Allsop eating her hat. Seems to have been deleted from youtube on a cursory search.

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The ultimate antidote to the mantra of you are where you live:

 

 

or David Byrne's critique of the material world:

Talking Heads : Once in a Lifetime:

"...

And you may find yourself in a beautiful house
With a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself, well
How did I get here?

..

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
..

And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!

..

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to?
....

And you may say yourself, "My God! What have I done?"

- David Byrne
 

 

Then there's Chris Rea's jab at financialization / credit:

"And all the roads jam up with credit and there's nothing you can do
It's all just bits of paper flying away from you." - The Road to Hell

 

Then there is Blur's attack on second home ownership:

... and Ralph McTell's reminder, if we needed it, that many don't have just the one:

 

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More so the prologue, but the whole tune is charged with a sense of alienation from the status quo, and dare I say, Trumpian themes:

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When the people I used to know
Found out what I had been doing
How I had been living - they asked me why.
But there's no use in talking to people who have a home,
They have no idea what it's like to seek safety
In other people,
For home to be wherever you lie your head.

 

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For me this was the Definitive Credit Crunch song of 2008 . It was adopted by Russia Today for several years and tbh it is bloody good original blues music. Centred around the fall of the evil monoline AIG and the mortgage companies plus the desperation of youth living with their parents and not having proper jobs, priceless.

 

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How's about this Peter Gabriel number from 1982 that accurately predicts the lamentable state of new-build housing one quarter century later:

 

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RIP George
Very precient lyrics even more so 3 decades on sadly
Praying for Time
LYRICS
These are the days of the open hand
They will not be the last
Look around now
These are the days of the beggars and the choosers
This is the year of the hungry man
Whose place is in the past
Hand in hand with ignorance
And legitimate excuses
The rich declare themselves poor
And most of us are not sure
If we have too much
But we'll take our chances
'Cause God's stopped keeping score
I guess somewhere along the way
He must have let us all out to play
Turned his back and all God's children
Crept out the back door
And it's hard to love, there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much, much too late
Well, maybe we should all be praying for time
These are the days of the empty hand
Oh, you hold on to what you can
And charity is a coat you wear twice a year
This is the year of the guilty man
Your television takes a stand
And you find that what was over there is over here
So you scream from behind your door
Say, "What's mine is mine and not yours"
I may have too much but I'll take my chances
'Cause God's stopped keeping score
And you cling to the things they sold you
Did you cover your eyes when they told you
That he can't come back
'Cause he has no children to come back for
It's hard to love, there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much too late
So maybe we should all be praying for time
Songwriters: George Michael
Praying for Time lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
 
 
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Released: 13 August 1990
Songwriter(s): George Michael
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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7 hours ago, longgone said:

not many people sang as well as george 

 

Not sure what has prompted the GM love-in (is an excuse needed?), but if you are gonna reference the dude on an economic crash theme (not housing specific, but who is worrying on this thread about that?), you simply have to post:

 

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'Course, if you really want an anti-slum-landlord track, this has to be it. It mentions Van Hougstratten (sp?) and Rachman by name(ish). Any resemblance Fergus thingy might have to Sheriff Fatman is purely visual:

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Sheriff Fatman started out in business
as a granny farmer
he was infamous for fifteen minutes
and he appeared in Panorama
Then he somehow got himself on board
The Starship Enterprise Allowance Scheme
With a Prince of Wales award
for pushing Valium and amphetamines
Now he's moving up onto second base
behind Nicholas Van Wotsisface
At six foot six and a hundred tons
the undisputed king of the slums
With more alias' than Klaus Barbie
the master butcher of Leigh-on-Sea
Just about to take the stage
the one and only
hold the front page

Fatman's got something to sell
to the capital's homeless
At The Crossroads Motel
for the no-fixed-abodeless
Where you can live life in style
you can sleep in a closet
And if you flash him a smile
he'll take your teeth as deposit

There's bats in the belfry
the windows are jammed
The toilets ain't healthy
and he don't give a damn
he just chuckles and smiles
and laughs like a madman,
a born again Rachman
Here comes Sheriff Fatman
With his Valium, amphetamines
his sick notes and his phony prescriptions
And just when you thought it was safe
to go back into the kitchen, Dead legs and cracked heads
Bunk-beds and breakfasts
Wake up you sleepy headcases... check this...

Moving up now to take the place
of Nicholas Van Wotsisface
At six foot six and a hundred tons
the undisputed king of the slums
With more alias' than Klaus Barbie
the master butcher of Leigh-on-Sea
In a hatchback from Notre Dame,
the one and only Sheriff Fatman

In goes another left hook
and now I'm losing my patience
Someone call up Roger Cook and The United Nations
he's buying up houses for hasbeens (help me)
From Lands End to Southend and Chelsea

There's bats in the belfry
the windows are jammed
The toilets ain't healthy
he don't give a damn
He just chuckles and smiles
and laughs like a madman
Ladies and gentlemen,
I give you...
SHERIFF FATMAN!

 

 

 

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Genesis: 'Get them out by Friday' ( from their superb 1972 album 'Foxtrot').

Many about a Rachman-esque landlord and the 'winkler' trying to displace tenants to 'Harlow New Town'.

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How's about a bit of retro-dystopian system collapse from synth-pioneers, Ultravox : We Stood Still

Or just a bit of housing-ish-themed malice aforethought from 80's crooner, Paul Young: Gonna tear Your Playhouse Down

 

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Well did you hear, there's a natural order
Those most deserving will end up with the most
That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top
Well I say, "Shit floats"
If you thought things had changed
Friend, you'd better think again
Bluntly put, in the fewest of words:
***** are still running the world (x2)
Now the working classes are obsolete
They are surplus to society's needs
So let 'em all kill each other
And get it made overseas.
That's the word, don't you know
From the guys that's running the show
Let's be perfectly clear boys and girls,
***** are still running the world [Repeat: x 2]
Oh feed your children on crayfish and lobster tails,
Find a school near the top of the league
In theory I respect your right to exist
I will kill you if you move in next to me
Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
Oh, but the takings are up by a third, oh so
***** are still running the world [Repeat: x 2]
The free market is perfectly natural
Do you think that I'm some kind of dummy?
It's the ideal way to order the world
"****** the morals, does it make any money?"
And if you don't like it, then leave
Or use your right to protest on the street.
Yeah use your right, but don't imagine that it's heard
***** are still running the world

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On 2/10/2018 at 10:10 PM, Camomile said:
 
The free market is perfectly natural
Do you think that I'm some kind of dummy?
It's the ideal way to order the world
"****** the morals, does it make any money?"
 

Thing is,

- there is no free market in credit: the BoE are printing it up no matter what the bond markets think;

- there is no free market in land: the DCLG says what will be built, where and when;

- there is no free market in alternative investments: regulators or the MMC block takeovers while government bails out some companies and lets other go to the wall. And the costs of those companies are directly dictated by government rules on pay, working practices, pensions, taxes, environmental levies, you name it.

If there was a free market, I wouldn't imagine peeps would view property as quite the be-all-and-end-all of the road to riches they currently do.

All I'm saying is, that's really a socialism song, not an HPC one. Then again, what is?

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And part 2 of Akala's (the brother of Ms. Dynamite, BTW) "Thieves' banquet": (part 1):

 

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