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Thread #159881 Message #3789519
Posted By: matt milton
10-May-16 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: right-wing 'folk'
Subject: RE: right-wing 'folk'
I have a compilation CD of cold-war-themed bluegrass, old-time, blues and early RnB songs somewhere.
It's hugely enjoyable. The contributions range from left-wing comedic parodies of McCarthyite paranoia to alarmingly right-wing celebrations of the nuclear bomb, and their worryingly earnest counterparts on the left singing the praises of Uncle Joe Stalin. At a safe distance, political extremes in popular song can be enjoyed as non-PC kitsch and there's nothing wrong with that.