Thursday, November 25, 2010
Forgotten Music Thursday: Arlo Guthrie - Presidential Rag (1974)
There really isn't a whole lot to write about concerning "Presidential Rag." The best way to appreciate the song is to just listen to it. History buffs and those of us who are old enough to remember the whole sordid affair will understand and maybe sympathize with Guthrie's anger while leaving everyone else out in the cold. Trust me, I'm not trying to start a political argument on what is exclusively a music blog but I thought this song was good enough to be raised from the dead one more time.
To help you reminisce here are the lyrics and an audio clip of one of Guthrie's best political treatises.