anti-work songs

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by isvicthere?, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Doing a spotify playlist on this theme. Any ideas? So far I've got "Away from here" by the Enemy, "Career opportunities" and "Magnificent seven" by the Clash. There must be more...
  2. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    Dead Kennedys - At My Job
  3. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    johnny paycheck - take this job and shove it
  4. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Mathew and Sons- Cat Stevens (AKA Yussef Islam)
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  5. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Happy Mondays - Lazyitis

    "Now I'm the man that shot the boss, I pinned him down and blew his face off..."
  6. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Specials - Rat Race.
  7. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Work is a Four Letter Word - might have been Dusty who sang the original, I have The Smiths version.
  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    "Leave Me Alone"
    "Who Gives a Damn"
    "Everybody's Right Everybody's Wrong"

    First 3 songs from That's Life - Sham 69
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  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Working in a coalmine - Lee Dorsey
    Don’t Talk to Me About Work - Lou Reed
    Ramones - It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)
  10. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    and Maggie's Farm.
  11. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    I guess if you're a folk songer moving into fresher fields :cool:

    Slave To The Wage, by Placebo..
  12. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Welcome to the Working week - Elvis C
  13. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
  14. snotcock

    snotcock Banned Banned

    Happy Mondays - Do It Better.
  15. ivebeenhigh

    ivebeenhigh Well-Known Member

    22 Grand Job - The Rakes
  16. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot On hiatus

    AC/DC (with Bon); Down Payment Blues

    Deep Purple; Lazy

    Family; No Mule's Fool

    Otis Redding; Dock of the Bay (maybe)
  17. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Not sure if this counts. It's more slagging off students who are going to go off and get a good job, rather than slagging the 9 to 5. Also: by same group, was hoping "Do nothing" would fit. But have listened and can't detect any definite anti-employment manifesto.

    However: "Anything that's rock and roll" by Tom Petty definitely goes.
  18. snotcock

    snotcock Banned Banned

    Monkey Run - Johnny Dowd.
  19. Sir Belchalot

    Sir Belchalot arenicola marina

    The King Blues - The Schemers, The Scroungers, And The Rats

  20. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Making Plans for Nigel by XTC is sort of anti work.
  21. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Day in Day out - XTC

    Friday on My Mind - Easybeats
  22. Macabre

    Macabre digiratti

    The Importance of Being Idle, the only decent Oasis song there is.
  23. Y_I_Otter

    Y_I_Otter Dangerous Terroirist

    Rundgren's I Don't Want To Work (I just want to bang on my drum all day) which contains the line, "I get my sticks and go out to the shed and I pound on that drum like it was my boss' head".

    Then there's Dolly's immortal 9 To 5...
  24. audiotech

    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

    Lee Dorsey - Working in the Coal Mine.

  25. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot On hiatus

  26. Y_I_Otter

    Y_I_Otter Dangerous Terroirist

    MC5's mention of Lee Dorsey made me think of Tennessee Ernie Ford's Sixteen Tons and Merle Travis' Dark as a Dungeon. And anything by Men of the Deeps. Miners not liking their occupation, however resigned to it they may be, could form an entire sub-genre, I think.
  27. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Rolling Stones - Hang Fire - although I'm not sure they've ever done a decent day's works so how the fuck they can write an anti work song is beyond me.
  28. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot On hiatus

    Yeah, that's a good one. Was it Bill or Charlie who worked in a graphic design office before he joined the Stones?
  29. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I did say a decent day's work! ;)
  30. ontheballbiy

    ontheballbiy Well-Known Member

    simple kid - the commuter

    ....this isnt on youtube but i can send it to ya if ya like

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