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Tramp The Dirt Down

Tramp The Dirt Down

10 Nov 2008
4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Tramp The Dirt Down
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  • Original Release Date: 10 Nov. 2008
  • Release Date: 10 Nov. 2008
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
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  • Duration: 5:40 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001KQVF0W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,271 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)
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But what I want to say is that the self righteous tone of Cameron and so many others, and their shock that at her death we don't all suddenly see the error of our ways and accept Thatcher as the heroic fountain of goodness they feel she was - this more than anything makes transparent their deep (and deeply mistaken) assumption that they - wealthy and over-privileged - have a birthright to over-rule everyone else. Deep down, they haven't really accepted democracy yet. They think, because they happen to be in power at the time of her death, that they can simply impose their own version of history and overwrite what everyone else might think. So ignorant are some of them that they actually believe that most people think as they do, and tell themselves that those who say 'no, your version of history is fake' are just a few extremists or people with bad manners who don't really deserve a voice.
So that is why reasonable, middle aged, well educated people of goodwill, who experienced the destruction of so much of our heritage under Thatcher, have to find a way to act, to put something ELSE into the picture to make it more balanced. The BBC is weak at the moment - after Saville and with a new DG; some presenters are putting a more balanced view, but the general tone is far too respectful towards someone who - at best - has a very mixed legacy.
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Credit to George Galloway for introducing me to this work of art. Sounds like a love lament not an angry political statement like too many anti-Maggie tunes.

"When England was the whore of the world
Margaret was her madam
And the future looked as bright and as clear as
The black tarmacadam"
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Costello is a great lyricist and this is one of the most cutting, political songs ever recorded. A virulent attack on Thatcher's Britain.
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One of Costellos most overtly political numbers but a class tune and great lyric describing how many felt about the divisive figure of thatcher
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A great catharsis for those of us who had to endure her reign. One's never sure whether the song conveys a seething hatred, or a sadness for a life lived without compassion.
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..Like many who will have bought this download over the last few days, I already have a vinyl copy of the album (Spike) and it's a classic in itself. This song of course is a heartfelt and vitriolic hymn for all those who remember the late Mrs T with less than warmth. alongside 'Shipbuilding' this is one of Costello's most openly politicised songs, and what makes it so great, so compelling, so heart-rending, is that he very clearly means every single word of it. No less potent now than when it was recorded.
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Even more relevant today than the day it was originally released. Expressed the thoughts that many had at the time and still do. You'll either love it or hate it......funny that when you think about it.
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Great song, great lyrics, great singer. Also it's a good time to buy this song, good to remember the way people feels.
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