May 31, 2006
Thanks to Ann Althouse's pointer, I've been enjoying the National Review's "Fifty Greatest Conservative Rock Songs." Classifying some of them as conservative seem like fitting a round peg into a square hole to me--a point Althouse makes well. "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp? "Who'll Stop the Rain" by CCR? "Sweet Home Alabama" probably belongs on the list, although I am told there is some revisionist thinking on it, as this wikipedia entry illustrates. Be that as it may, I love lists that rank things--like rankings of law reviews.
Property profs may be particularly interested in song 39 on the list, "Property Line," by The Marshall Tucker Band (on the Long Hard Ride album).
Couple of lines here:
Well my idea of a good time
Is walkin’ my property line
And knowin’ the mud on my boots is mine.
I've already inquired about the property implications of the Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever. Other songs that may warrant further discussion (though perhaps not on the National Review's list), are Signs and Alabama's "Song of the South."
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Is there a similar album of liberal rock songs? I'm guessing they might need a larger number simply to anthologize properly.
Posted by: j0lt | Jun 1, 2006 1:02:18 PM
I haven't seen a list. But I'd sure like to. Maybe what we need at propertyprof is a list of property-related rock songs....
Posted by: Al Brophy | Jun 2, 2006 2:48:33 PM