May 3, 2014


To mark May Day on Thursday, here is a playlist about work (not something I've ever been especially interested in, which always made it hard to be an honest socialist).
  1. The Internationale Robert Wyatt EPs Rough Trade 1999
  2. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place The Animals We Gotta Get Out Of This Place 7" Columbia 1965
  3. Factory Girl The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet Decca 1968
  4. Working My Way To LA Jim Ford Harlan County Sundown 1969
  5. Work Out Alan Hawkshaw The Big Beat KPM 1969
  6. Factory Grime Crushed Butler Rockhunter EMI 1970
  7. Willin' Little Feat Sailin' Shoes Warner 1972
  8. Part Of The Union The Strawbs Bursting At The Seams A&M 1973
  9. Working Man Rush Rush Moon 1974
  10. Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man) Randy Newman Good Old Boys Warner 1974
  11. A Worm Is At Work Slapp Happy & Henry Cow Desperate Straights Virgin 1975
  12. Right to work Chelsea Punk singles collection 77-82 Step Forward 1977
  13. Industrial Estate The Fall Live At The Witch Trials Step Forward 1978
  14. I Hate My Job Butthole Surfers Humpty Dumpty LSD Touch & Go 1982
  15. Newest Industry Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade SST 1984
  16. Work Til My Days Are Gone Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown Double Shot! Electro-Fi Records 2000
  17. Company In My Back Wilco A Ghost Is Born Nonesuch 2004

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