Saturday 19 September 2009

The Procession of Popular Capitalism

"At the the head of the gang were top civil servants and captains of industry. With well-manicured hands and greasy smiles enticing the populous. "Come buy our shares! Who will buy our shares? For this is your country too ..." McCarthy's The Procession of Popular Capitalism is another dream like sequence which has a touch of William Morris about it. It's funny. I wasn't the world's biggest McCarthy fan in the 1980s. I'm still not a massive fan of their music but I do think Malcolm Eden's lyrics are fantastic. And this is one of his best as he paints a picture of grotesque rich capitalists marching in a procession down The Strand and up Whitehall tempting the populace with treats and treatises to buy shares and council homes.

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