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Michele Bachmann and that Fishbone Song



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Katrina, Questlove (who apparently is the responsible party) really should be pilloried for that Michele Bachmann intro. If NBC had any class left, he’d already be fired.

If Questlove — a second-rate Doc Severinsen without the chops – wanted to make a cheap political point, that same Fishbone album (the fantastic Truth and Soul) has a song called “Subliminal Fascism,” which would have got across the same message — “I Hate Michele Bachmann and Am an Ill-Mannered Disgrace to Both My Family and My Profession” — without the obvious, adolescent sexism.

But if you’re going to introduce Michele Bachmann with a Fishbone song, the obvious choice is the gospel-inflected “Question of Life,” though there’s a case to be made for “Mighty Long Way,” too.

And if that’s not enough 1980s music for Questlove, perhaps he ought to give a good long listen to Minor Threat’s “Small Man, Big Mouth.”



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