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Posted: Sep 30, 2007 5:50 am
 
not even close

stiff little fingers

"it's time those bastards fell"
Posted: Sep 30, 2007 8:18 am
 
automatics - i quit my job today
Posted: Sep 30, 2007 2:26 pm
 
Johnny Paycheck?
Posted: Sep 30, 2007 3:29 pm
 
HELLO??? M.O.T.O.

you know I feel so
feel so
BAD
Posted: Sep 30, 2007 5:57 pm
 
JOHNNY PAYCHECK!!!
Posted: Oct 1, 2007 2:48 am
 
True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
Posted: Oct 1, 2007 2:54 am
 
yeah, moto - i hate my fucking job and johnny paycheck - take this job and shove it are the obvious runner up and winner.

my personal three spot goes to the replacements - "goddamn job".
Posted: Oct 1, 2007 3:19 am
 
Bang on the Drum All Day by Todd Rundgren

You're all wrong.

And fags.
Posted: Oct 1, 2007 6:23 pm
 
'Workin For a Livin"--Huey Lewis & The News

"Goddamn Job" is also great, but no harmonica solo.
Posted: Jun 5, 2008 8:04 pm
 
the queers - i dont wanna work
ramones - not my place in the 9-5 world
Posted: Jun 5, 2008 8:43 pm
 
The Penetrators - Teenage Lifestyle
Posted: Jun 5, 2008 9:27 pm
 
This subject came up on garagepunk.com a while ago. The best anti-work song is....

"Wham! Rap"

Hey everybody take a look at me,
I've got street credibility,
I may not have a job,
But I have a good time,
With the boys that I meet "down on the line"

I DON'T NEED YOU
So you don't approve,
Well, who asked you to?
HEY, JERK YOU WORK
This guy's got better things to do
HELL
I ain't never gonna work, get down in the dirt
I choose, to cruise
Gonna live my life, sharp as a knife
I've found my groove and I just can't lose
I'm style from head to toe
Cool cat flash gonna let you know
I'm a soul boy - I'm a dole boy -
Take pleasure in leisure, I believe in joy!

[CHORUS:]
WHAM!
BAM!
I AM!
A MAN!
JOB OR NO JOB
YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT I'M NOT
DO!
YOU!
ENJOY WHAT YOU DO?
IF NOT
JUST STOP!
DON'T STAY THERE AND ROT!

Party nights, and neon lights
We hit the floors, we hit the heights
Dancing shoes, and pretty girls
Boys in leather kiss girls in pearls!
Hot - damn! Everybody, let's play!
So they promised you a good job - NO WAY!
One, two, three, rap!
C'mon everybody, DON'T NEED THIS CRAP!

[CHORUS]

IF YOU'RE A PUB MAN
OR A CLUB MAN
MAYBE A JET BLACK GUY WITH A HIP HI-FI
A WHITE COOL CAT WITH A TRILBY HAT
MAYBE LEATHER AND STUDS IS WHERE YOU'RE AT
MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY DAY
DON'T LET HARD TIMES STAND IN YOUR WAY
GIVE A WHAM GIVE A BAM BUT DON'T GIVE A DAMN
'COS THE BENEFIT GANG ARE GONNA PAY!

Now reach up high and touch your soul
The boys from Wham! will help you reach that goal
It's gonna break your mama's heart (so sad)
It's gonna break your daddy's heart (too bad)
Just throw the dice and take my advice
'Cos I know that you're smart
Can you dig this thing? (YEAH!)
Are you gonna get down? (YEAH!)
Say Wham! WHAM!
Say Bam! BAM!

[CHORUS x3]

Do you wanna work
Are you gonna have fun
Do you wanna be a jerk
Are you gonna stay young

Everybody say WHAM!
Say BAM!
Everybody say WHAM!
Say WHAM! BAM!
Posted: Jun 5, 2008 9:52 pm
 
you know I feel so
feel so
BAD


Love that song.

Few bands captured the horrors of everyday life, including shitty jobs ("Ready Men", "Cables", etc...), like Big Black
Posted: Jun 5, 2008 10:31 pm
 
clyde mcphatter "i' not going to work today"
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 1:27 am
 
You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out!

If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows

People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 1:53 am
 
Slack Motherfucker
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 2:14 am
 
"ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm nomore" Bobby Dylan
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 5:52 am
 
This subject came up on garagepunk.com a while ago.
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 6:52 am
 
Quit Your Dayjob?
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 9:54 am
 
Feederz
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 9:55 am
 
Feederz


haha. word.
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 10:05 am
 
I'm Takin' What They're Givin' 'Cause I'm Workin' For a Livin'
<clap clap clap>
<sax solo>
<more apostrophe's>
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 10:10 am
 
come on people

who's the poet of the common man
who has so much sweat on his brow that he wears a bandann
a
who who?

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

but wait Styx did have BLUE COLLAR MAN and TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS
but then there's the SEEG
or how about Rush's WORKING MAN
or John COUGAR MELLENCAMP

sheeeet this is hard
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 11:46 am
 
do you wanna make tea
for the BBC
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 11:47 am
 
Swans- Time is Money, Bastard

"someone weaker than you should rape you"
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 12:14 pm | Edited by: joseph t
 
Black Flag- "Clocked In"
Dolly Parton- "Workin 9 to 5"
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 12:47 pm
 
This helps channel my commuter rage:

Ramones - The Job That Ate My Brain
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 2:46 pm
 
Ramones- 53rd and 3rd
Pink Lincolns- I got my tie on
and of course, the Nubs- Job

"Fueled by a blistering guitar-line, the song's pro/antagonist not only denounces employment wholesale, but money to boot. Finally, to further demonstrate his anti-materialistic leanings, our man torches his car at song's end. Now that is punk."
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 2:53 pm
 
the Nubs- Job

i wish someone knew how to cover that song correctly.
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 3:07 pm
 
no you wish Ronco made a little comb to scrape the sperm out of your moustache. Geamus
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 4:46 pm
 
Venom!
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 5:17 pm
 
late 90s chicago band THE SQUAD
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 7:43 pm
 
Utah Phillips.
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 7:53 pm
 
never work-lost generation
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