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Download links and information about Social Studies by Loudon Wainwright III. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 53:00 minutes.

Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 15
Duration: 53:00
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No. Title Length
1. What Gives 3:29
2. Tonya's Twirls 3:37
3. New Street People 2:50
4. Carmine Street 2:57
5. O.J. 3:13
6. Leap of Faith 2:53
7. Conspiracies 2:17
8. Christmas Morning 3:36
9. Y2k 6:13
10. Number One 3:39
11. Bad Man 3:21
12. Inaugural Blues 3:19
13. Our Boy Bill 3:11
14. Jesse Don't Like It 4:06
15. Pretty Good Day 4:19



Most of these topical songs were penned for National Public Radio on events of the day such as Tonya Harding, O.J. Simpson and the Y2K crisis. But rather than playing like Tom Lehrer (or worse (gasp), Mark Russell), they are invested with Wainwright's typical insight and biting wit. Sure, you'll laugh, but who else could make Jesse Helms seem such a tragic character with the refrain, "Jesse's favorite painting is the one of the clown/With the daisy in his hand and the tear rolling down." More classics from the dark genius.