Jack Hamilton of Slate describes a battle royale occurring in the Massachusetts Legislature re: an official state rock song:
“Dirty Water” has thankfully not figured in to the new controversy that’s tearing apart the Bay State, namely the fight over the Commonwealth’s official state rock song. In the past three weeks, competing bills have been put before the state legislature, and, at the time of this writing, there’s no resolution in sight. In one corner is the Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner,” beneficiary of a months-long grass-roots effort by Boston music maven and activist Joyce Linehan (who was herself inspired by a 2007 essay about the song in the Guardian) and state representative Marty Walsh. In the other is Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” the hard-charging late-comer backed by representatives Josh Cutler and James Cantwell (in true Massachusetts form, all of these people are Democrats) Full story here. (AP file photo of Steven Tyler of Aerosmith)
DFO: Arpie, who sent this link, suggested that Idaho would do well to embrace B-52s “Private Idaho” as its official rock song, with this caveat: “But some weird berry pickers might have some other (wrong) opinions.”
Question: What tune would you suggest to be Idaho's official rock song?