Sunday, June 29, 2008

Song of the Moment: The King is Dead

I am pleased to be finding some new Australian political music as part of my thesis research and preparation for my new radio show. I really love the song ‘The King is Dead’ by The Herd which is about former Prime Minister John Howard being voted out of office. The interesting point to note is the need for contextual relevance. Like many political tracks this one is not only relevant to a particular geographic location but also likely to be relevant to that audience for a short period of time. In twelve months the music itself will still be excellent but as time moves on the lyrics will date.

If you’re not already aware of the song go to their MySpace page and listen to it.

Further Reading
The Herd, MySpace <>

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