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

the business

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


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.