The Corner

Miller Influence Spans the Globe

John Miller’s great piece on the 50 best conservative rock tunes has received mucho coverage, here and abroad. The Independent of London reported on it a few days back, and challenged readers to help craft a best-liberal-tunes list. I took the bait, and ended up as the token rightie pontificating with, among others … Alice Cooper! (My choice: “The Big Rock Candy Mountain.” Cooper’s: “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”) If you’ve got nothing better to do on Saturday morning, check out this Miller-inspired collection in today’s Independent.

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