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  •  I waiting for someone to mention Warren Zevon (4+ / 0-)

    I have a few more:
    Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys (and, yes, I'm serious)
    Chuck D, Public Enemy (ditto)
    Neil Peart, Rush
    Bob Mould, Husker Du
    Matt Johnson, The The

    I can see Canada from my house. No, really, I can.

    by DuzT on Sun May 26, 2013 at 04:14:26 AM PDT

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    •  I like all your choices, and the originality of (3+ / 0-)

      them - though I haven't paid much attention to Rush's lyrics since I followed along to Hemispheres.

      The The was the same - I studied and lived with Soul Mining, but just listened to them as music after that.

      Jello Biafra and Chuck D are both savage urban poets, with great senses of humor and outrage.

      I liked Husker Du's Zen Arcade energy, but I love all the shades of beauty on Warehouse.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sun May 26, 2013 at 10:27:39 AM PDT

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      •  If you get the chance... (1+ / 0-)
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        Check out Mind Bomb by The The.  Some absolutely amazing poetry there.

        I can see Canada from my house. No, really, I can.

        by DuzT on Tue May 28, 2013 at 05:09:03 AM PDT

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        •  I have the album. I just noticed Johnny Marr more (0+ / 0-)

          than the lyrics. But I'll study them next time I listen to it.

          "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

          by Brecht on Tue May 28, 2013 at 08:51:43 AM PDT

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