The Latest in Recession Pop

If things keep going as they are, Billboard is going to have to start a new Hot 100 chart just for songs about the Great Recession.

Earlier we posted a music video of “Fannie Mae Eat Freddie Mac and Cheese.” Here now are two more recession blues:

“Credit River,” by Constantines:

Constantines – Credit River

And “Everybody’s Getting Bailed Out (Except for Me),” by Casey Shea:

“Credit River” is noisy and apocalyptic; “Everybody’s Getting Bailed Out …” is hushed and hopeful. They are both worth a look and listen.

(Hat tip: Lily Wong)


LW

A new Recession Pop video that will hit the Billboard Hot 100 -
N.E.R.D. - Sooner or Later

Find it posted by the record company here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XADRMmllKU4

Craig

My personal favorite is an old one (1979) from Tom Paxton, typically performed by Arlo Guthrie: I am Changing My Name to Chrysler.

http://www.arlo.net/resources/lyrics/chrysler.shtml
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daBx_PBrvSE

Arlo also did a Fannie Mae variant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAG0XMRty5Y

Tom Paxton has his own Fannie Mae variant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etUq7IY_7Mc

Mike

Casey Shea is a great song writer. Check out his song Lartique on his almost unrecognizable myspace page- http://www.myspace.com/caseyshea

Props to the Times for writing about local artists.

shwa

casey shea is an immensely talented songwriter. great to see the times covering one of nyc's finest.

Ankit

Amazing video !
Amazing Lyrics !

Such a agony !

Jason

Casey Shea dominates the New York music scene. I am glad he is getting some much deserved attention.

Domination!

keith

I've been a constantines fan for years, and freakonomics is the last place i'd expect some love. well done!

Scott

Great to see Shea get some much deserved love.

Tom Daly

There's a new song about the recession, "Prayin' For Rain" by a local band from Long Island called "Who Are Those Guys".
You can hear it at their website: http://whoarethoseguys.com