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Sunday, March 06, 2021

Marxism points to the theory of alienation as a damaging condition of living as a worker in a capitalist society.

Silly leftists! I guess their historical dialectic didn’t foresee that industrial-themed musical productions are the perfect corporate tonic for any feelings of extreme separation from the products of one’s own labor. Spending ten hours in a canning factory is a breeze as long as you have a toe-tapping revue to look forward to at the next company meeting!

Not to get too carried away with the sociological significance of these audio artifacts, but [industrial musical collector Steve] Young believes that the recording of industrial musicals helps shed some light on the inner workings of modern-day corporations.

“They say things at these shows that they don’t say in public,” Young said.

Among the “sinister corporate chatter” Young has detected is a lyric in a 1979 Coca-Cola bottlers show that talks about sending “the OSHA guys straight to hell.” And a 1957 Ford show predicted that, in the sales realm at least, “we’ll beat the hell out of Chevy!”

Bygone corporate culture to a three-quarters beat. I love it! In fact, I think it would behoove today’s corporations to adopt this all-singin’ all-dancin’ human-resource approach. Here are some motivational song proposals, appropriate to each company:

Microsoft: “Fire That Fox“, “Pluck That Penguin“.

Halliburton: “We Know Dick“, “That Petrol Emotion”.

Wal-Mart: “Big-Box Stores, Big-Box Hearts”, “Zoning-Board Blues”.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 03/06/2021 03:02:32 PM
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