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Cassette | Alternative - College Rock
Playlist | Mixed Genre
Playlist | Alternative - College Rock
MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre

the business

Artist Song Buy
R.E.M.  Radio Song  buy on itunes
Paul Revere & The Raiders  Legend of Paul Revere  buy on itunes
Squirrel Nut Zippers  Suits Are Picking Up The Bill  buy on itunes
The Police  A Sermon  buy on itunes
They Might Be Giants  Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal  buy on itunes
Elvis Costello  Radio, Radio  buy on itunes
The Ramones  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?  buy on itunes
Monty Python  I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio  buy on itunes
They Might Be Giants  Hello Radio  buy on itunes
Rush  Spirit of Radio  buy on itunes
Art Brut  Formed A Band  buy on itunes
Monty Python  Rock Notes  buy on itunes
The Byrds  So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star  buy on itunes
Hole  Playing Your Song  buy on itunes
The Replacements  Left Of The Dial  buy on itunes
Pernice Brothers  We Love the Stage  buy on itunes
A Tribe Called Quest  Check The Rhime  buy on itunes
Steinski  Hit The Disco (Mc Enuff Mix)  buy on itunes
J-Live  Them That's Not  buy on itunes
Nirvana  Pay to Play  buy on itunes
Wilco  The Late Greats  buy on itunes


Did you ever notice how many songs there are about the music business itself? I think the popular music industry is possibly even more self-referential than the newspaper industry (though not nearly as self-referential as the Internet.). I started hearing the connection a few years ago and began collecting examples in a playlist, and I finally have enough to share with you.
Of special note is the hip-hop section (coming just after Joe Pernice's wry anti-anthem decrying touring, "We Love the Stage"), featuring "Check the Rhime," origin of "Music industry rule #4080/record company people are shady," followed by Steinski's record industry slag off mix of "Hit the Disco," wrapping up with J-Live's epochal "Them That's Not," which features the most astonishing bit of tempo bending that I'm aware of.


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