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25 låter inspirert av Thatcher

Det er neppe noen politiker som har generert flere rockelåter enn Margaret Thatcher, som døde mandag.

Margaret Thatcher står på lur for å ta hevn over Iron Maidens maskot "Eddie".

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— Samme når jeg blir spurt om hvem som er min største inspirasjon, svarer jeg alltid: ”Margaret Thatcher”, sa den britiske artisten Billy Bragg til avisen Guardian.

Han har holdt det gående siden sinnet mot den statsministeren fikk ham til å gripe gitaren tidlig på 1980-tallet.

Den britiske statsministeren ble umiddelbart hatobjekt for punk-generasjonen på slutten av 1970-tallet. Men også artister som Elton John og Pink Floyd lot seg kraftig provosere av ”jernkvinnen”.

På omslaget til heavy metal-gruppen Iron Maidens single ”Sancturay” (1980) står deres monstermaskot Eddie med øks over kroppen til Margaret Thatcher. På bandets neste single står hun på lur med maskingevær klar til å ta hevn.

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En blå valkyrie som endret historien

Da Margret Thatcher ble britisk statsminister i 1979 ble hun for mange, særlig rockartister, symbolet på alt som var galt i Storbritannia – og på den tiden var det mye. Hun beholdt grepet om Storbritannia i 11 år. OBS! Låtene er klikkbare og linken går til YouTube.

  1. Merry christmas Maggie Thatcher – Elton John (2004)

“Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher, we all celebrate today ‘cause it's one day closer to your death”

  1. Tramp the dirt down – Elvis Costello (1989)

“When England was the whore of the world, Margaret was her madam”

  1. Margaret on the guillotine – Morrissey

“The kind people have a wonderful dream, Margaret on the guillotine”

  1. Free world – Kirsty MacColl (1989)

“I thought of you when they closed down the school and the hospital too/ Did they think that you were better? They were wrong”

  1. The Fletcher Memorial Home – Pink Floyd (1982)

“The Fletcher Memorial Home for Incurable Tyrants and Kings (...) Hello Maggie!”

  1. Black boys on mopeds – Sinead O’Connor (1990)

“Margareth Thatcher on TV shocked by the deaths that took place in Beijing, it seems strange that she should be offended, the same orders are given by her”

  1. Sowing the seeds of love – Tears For Fears

“Politician Granny with your high ideals, have you no idea how the majority feels”

  1. Ghost town – Specials (1981)

“No job to be found in this country, can't go on no more, the people getting angry”

  1. Stand down Margaret – The Beat (1982)

“Everybody shout it: Stand down Margaret!”

  1. Shipbuilding – Robert Wyatt (1983)

“Somebody said that someone got filled in for saying that people get killed in the results of their shipbuilding” (om Falklandskrigen)

11.Blue – Fine Young Cannibals (1985)

“Government has done me wrong, I'm mad about that”

  1. The day that Thatcher dies – Hefner (2006)

“We will laugh the day that Thatcher dies even though we know it’s not right”

  1. Thatcherites – Billy Bragg (1997)

“Your leader, she has gone to the Lords, your leader she has gone, but she's left us Little John” (sikter til Major, som overtok)

  1. Heartland – The The (1986)

“It ain't written in the papers, but its written on the walls, the way this country is divided to fall”

  1. Miss Maggie – Renaud (1985)

“There's no woman in this land quite so stupid as her brother, nor so vain or underhand except, maybe, Madame Thatcher”

  1. Mother knows best – Richard Thompson (1991)

“She tells everybody, she was born in a ditch, she back-combs her hair till she looks like a witch”

  1. Madam Medusa – UB40 (1980)

“See the scourge of innocence swinging in her hand, hear the silent suffering echoes through the land”

  1. Town called Malice – The Jam (1982)

“Struggle after struggle, year after year, the atmosphere's a fine blend of ice, I'm almost stone cold dead in a town called Malice”

  1. The lodgers (or she was only a shopkeepers daughter) – The Style Council (1985)

“No peace for the wicked, only war on the poor”

  1. The day that Margaret Thatcher dies — Pete Wylie (2010)

“The wicked witch of Westminster left a evil curse”

  1. I’m in love with Margaret Thatcher – Notsensibles (1980)

“Oh Margaret Thatcher is so sexy, she's the girl for you and me”

  1. Maggie’s farm – The Specials (1980)

“Everybody says that she's the brains behind it all, she's 68 but she says she's 54” (omskrevet fra Bob Dylan)

  1. The day after you (Celebrate) – The Blow Monkeys (1989)

“”Everybody say this country is in a mess (…) we’re gonna celebrate the day after you”

  1. Thatcher fucked the kids – Frank Turner (2006)

“So all the kids are bastards, but don’t blame them, they learn by example. Blame the folks who sold the future for the highest bid: That’s right, Thatcher fucked the kids.”

  1. I’ll dance on your grave mrs. Thatcher – John McCullagh (2000)

“You talk to me about union jack, you ask me why I’m not proud, it’s because it killed my father and can’t you see that that’s just not allowed”

Bonus:

Møring – Ola Uteligger (1985)

”Hu Maggie Thatcher hu e møring, mora kom fra Syltefjord'n, det va hu som fann opp korrupsjon”

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