Brian Dewan's Campaign Songs
June 27, 2007 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Brian Dewan, "The Vice Principal of Rock," sings a selection of campaign songs... because zither is the last word in rock this campaign season. Hearken! (previously)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Holy poop. Ever have one of those moments where a snippet of your past floods back and fills your brain? I just had one of those. A friend of mine used to listen to Brian Dewan all the time. He lent me a CD and I enjoyed it, but all I could remember was the fact that he played the zither and two chunks of lyrics; "Making useful things from trash," and "chopped him into little bits and sold him by the pound." For the past ten years the lyrics and the infectiously happy-bouncy accompanying music would spontaneously pop into my head, but I could never remember the artist's name.

But now I must go and find that song. Thanx, AV!
posted by lekvar at 2:05 PM on June 27, 2007

Fun post, but that's actually an autoharp he's playing. A zither is very different and much more difficult to play.
posted by wsg at 2:28 PM on June 27, 2007

DON'T forget to check out Dewanatron when you are finished with those campaign songs.

Lekvar. You're looking for his albums "Tells the story" and "The Operating Theater". "Obedience School" and "The Letter" are both on Tells the Story.

Great music. I love Brian Dewan.
posted by JBennett at 2:37 PM on June 27, 2007

Oops, sorry, I missed that Dewanatron mention under the "Dewan".
posted by JBennett at 2:39 PM on June 27, 2007

wsg, Dewan often plays a large electric zither, but that really was an autoharp there, I agree. Just like Kilby Snow played!
posted by scruss at 5:02 PM on June 27, 2007

"99 Cops" and "Wastepaper Basket Fire" from Tells the Story are classics of strange rock.
posted by escabeche at 5:37 PM on June 27, 2007

Team 'em a lesson. For kissin' in a trree.
posted by e.e. coli at 6:39 PM on June 27, 2007

Brian Dewan also does a mean a capella cover of "Revolution #9". Seriously.
posted by phooky at 10:21 PM on June 27, 2007

"Dewan often plays a large electric zither"

I'd really like to see that.
posted by wsg at 8:46 AM on June 28, 2007

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