METAL TAXING MAD: APPROPRIATE TUNAGE TO GET YOU THROUGH THOSE LAST MINUTE TAX PREPARATIONS
Whether you’re a tri-corner hat wearing Teabagger who thinks taxes are the work of the devil, a bleeding heart tree-hugging Lefty who believes The Man will take care of everything, or a corporate cocksucking conservative who believes GE deserves a $3.2 billion tax refund despite raking in more than $14 million in profit, today is inevitable.
Death (metal) and taxes.
Yes, normally in America, we must file our taxes by April 15. That was last Friday. Fortunately, for many of you slackers out there, Friday was also a Washington holiday to celebrate Emancipation Day; the day President Abraham Lincoln freed nearly 3,100 slaves in Washington D.C. in 1862, nine months before he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Normally, this momentous occasion is observed on April 16 in D.C.; however, since that date fell on a Saturday this year, taxes get pushed back until today.
So, if you are reeling from your continuing procrastination, maybe you can find a few songs here to get you through the tedium (AKA the final hours before tonight’s filing deadline). Or, maybe you are already done with your paperwork and want to stroll down the aisle of taxing tunes and moneyed music.
Some of it is from metalheads, but most comes from the world of rock.
Figures, that’s where the real money is (was) made.
The Beatles – “Taxman” (Cartoon)
Raven – “Don’t Need Your Money” (Live)
AC/DC – “What Do You Do For Money”
Suicidal Tendencies – “Send Me Your Money” (Beavis and Butthead)
Guns ‘n Roses – “I.R.S.”
Wolfsbane – “Did It For the Money”
Pink Floyd – “Money”
The Kinks – “Sunny Afternoon”
The Beatles – “You Never Give Me Your Money”
The Flying Lizards – “Money (That’s What I Want)”
Cheap Trick – “Taxman, Mr. Thief”
Steeler – “Money Doesn’t Count”
Obsession – “For the Love of Money”
10cc – “Wall Street Shuffle”
At Vance – “Money Money Money” (ABBA Cover)
Saber Tiger – “Money” (Performing as Super Tiger)
Relient K – “Life and Death After Taxes”
Spinal Tap – “Gimme Some Money” (Live)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son”
AC/DC – “Money Talks” (Live)
Anvil – “Where Does All The Money Go?”
The Rolling Stones – “You Can’t Always get What You Want” (Live 1969)
Thanks for tuning in. I’ll be back on Wednesday (4/20) with “Thoughts on Pot,” the 12th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, shit tons of music, and much more.
Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for the always entertaining Anso DF as he takes over the MetalSucks Mansion for the entire day.