DYRT90s? // Soul Asylum: Black Gold

Not only is this song one of the catchiest protest songs of any decade, it may be the only thing from the 1990s that has actually become more relevant since its original heyday. Even such beloved and enduring pieces of popular culture as Seinfeld, rollerblades, and third-wave feminism seem dated – if not charmingly quaint – when viewed though a lens clouded by the econo-politically fractured moral relativity that typifies our hyper-connected, post-9/11 world.

The fact that this particular tune has not been afforded a resurgence on adult contemporary radio shows just how culturally bankrupt our society has become…. Wait, is that George Wendt?

MP3: Soul Asylum: “Black Gold”


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