It's unclear if Cameo's song "Candy" is about a drug that is described like a woman, or a woman that is described like a drug. I tend to take the view that the narrator is a drug addict and this song is nearly a work of satire. I love it so much - but by reading, the song is actually sad. It's like a song that you dance to and then break down crying after because of the crushing realization that the enjoyment cannot last forever. I imagine that this is how all those bankers that have killed themselves recently - I think we're in the double digits now - feel when they jump. They know that global Capitalism cannot live forever, not in a way that sustains human life, at least. Anyway, what do you think? Give it a listen.
The Clash are the classic punk band of revolution. In the song below, "White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)" we hear: "White youth, black youth/Better find another solution/Why not phone up Robin Hood/And ask him for some wealth distribution?" This song is a sarcastic music review that is nothing short of a call to action for the marginalized young proletarians to take action rather than wait for Robin Hood.
The Dead Kennedys' song "Bleed for Me" is just simply amazing and one of the best songs of all time. It's a song about the CIA's use of torture/terror/kidnappings and more generally about US imperialism and how we spread an especially virulent mode of capitalism. Great song by an amazing band - check it.