The H2O Gate Blues
October 9, 2011 2:03 PM   Subscribe

In 1973 a struggling America was still dealing with the watergate scandal. The than 24 year old Gill Scott-Heron wrote a topical song that still applies today. It is called H20 Gate Blues.
posted by dreyfusfinucane (7 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by Renoroc at 2:30 PM on October 9, 2011

Nice post, DF!
posted by Lisitasan at 4:27 PM on October 9, 2011

Yes, very thought provoking. Some things never change.
posted by caddis at 5:30 PM on October 9, 2011

And Whitey's not even on the moon anymore.
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:52 PM on October 9, 2011

Surely you mean Watergategate?
posted by Anything at 6:11 PM on October 9, 2011

"Winter in America" is a powerful, genuinely moving record - the mix of small, sweet human kindnesses ("Your Daddy Loves You"), unblinking self-analysis ("The Bottle") and political rage still feels like a map to a better, saner place 20+ years after I first heard it.
posted by ryanshepard at 6:27 PM on October 9, 2011

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