Request Line: It’s the American Way

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.
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So the 4th of July is just around the corner, and of course it seemed appropriate that the theme for this week’s Request Line would be “America”.  And there’s certainly a plethora of music out there that loudly sings the praises of the Red, White, and Blue.  But despite all the American exceptionalism we’ve been fed throughout our lives, many of us have decided that the United States isn’t quite as exceptional as we’ve been told.  And these days, instead of being recognized by our fellow world citizens as “heroic” and “virtuous”, Americans have become more closely associated with the concept of “doing a half-assed job”.  With that in mind, I thought that

Just to elaborate a little, I thought this week’s theme would be songs about the United States of America, but aren’t necessarily all that flattering. 

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.

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DJ Taj steps in with a few late suggestions.

Once again I feel like a goddamn idiot for forgetting this.

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DOUBLE SHOTSS!!

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Kids In The Hall – That’s America

https://youtu.be/Izj2xo97D9k

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SHOTS SHOTS!!

Aimee Mann – 4th of July (Live)

https://youtu.be/3S7HAvibdvc

Soundgarden – 4th of July

https://youtu.be/EU4L6THYAbM

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Johnny Cash – Sixteen Tons

https://youtu.be/tfp2O9ADwGk

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Rage Against the Machine – Ghost of Tom Joad

https://youtu.be/iqnMrynpq9U

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AGNOSTIC FRONT – The American Dream Died

https://youtu.be/UFO7xbu0DEM

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Portugal.The Man – So American

https://youtu.be/Iww-l4UtygE

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Steppenwolf – Monster/Suicide/America

https://youtu.be/Sk3sURDS4IA

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Can’t go wrong with Rise Against.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1lQahb2O0A

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Of course I forget the titles. Blood Red White & Blue, and State of the Union, respectively

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Alice Cooper – I Love America

https://youtu.be/OiAZgWBO0pY

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Morrissey and Madonna b2b? I swear I’m not gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that):

Madonna – American Life

https://youtu.be/LYduJw5LyFM

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Morrissey – America Is Not The World

https://youtu.be/2scLTOkqa7s

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Razorlight – America

https://youtu.be/V9NhncU5_CE

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Toby Keith – Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)

https://youtu.be/ruNrdmjcNTc

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David Bowie & Trent Reznor – I’m Afraid of Americans

https://youtu.be/u7APmRkatEU

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Wilco – Ashes Of American Flags

https://youtu.be/4LMaqRmBo1s

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And just in case you may have forgotten!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

DAMN IT!

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Killer Mike– American Dream

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