Sloan – Money City Maniacs—- Songs That Reference Money

This winds up Money week here at channel Powerpop! I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for tuning in! There were many songs that were left off because there are so many that reference money. I’ve covered some already like Cyndi Lauper’s Money Changes Every Thing and Warren Zevon’s Lawyers, Guns and Money.

Thanks for playing along this week. Occasionally I’ll work off of a theme…but most of the time I like staying random.

I was going to close out with Money For Nothing but…

Deke was commenting this week and brought up this song by this great Canadian Power Pop band Sloan. Between Dave and Deke I’m learning more about Canadian music. Before them, all I knew was Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Rush, and The Guess Who.

The more I listen to this band the more I like them. They have hooks galore, great bass lines, and cool pop singing…to go along with a crunchy hard guitar. The song was released in 1998 and peaked at #7 in Canada.

It was on the album Navy Blues which peaked at #5 in Canada.

In a 2000 poll conducted by the music magazine Chart, the song was voted the 12th greatest Canadian song of all time.

Turn it up loud…and have a GREAT FRIDAY

Money City Maniacs

All you’ve found is another back door
That no one sees a reason for
At the heart of the travelling band
You have to understand
There’s a driving need to hit the yellow line

And the joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke fizz
And the joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke fizz

Hey you
You¹ve been around for a while
If you’ll admit that you were wrong
Then we¹ll admit that we¹re right
Hey you
Come on along for the ride
We¹ll hit the money city if it takes us all night

And the joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke fizz
And the joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke fizz

Hey you
You¹ve been around for a while
If you¹ll admit that you were wrong
Then we¹ll admit that we¹re right
Take the heart of the travelling band
You¹ll never understand that
All they know is the yellow line, yeah

And the joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke fizz
And the joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke, yeah yeah yeah
Joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke, yeah yeah yeah
Joke is when he awoke his
Body was covered in coke fizz

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

20 thoughts on “Sloan – Money City Maniacs—- Songs That Reference Money”

  1. Never go wrong with more Canadian music, says the Canuck! Not one of my favorite songs by Sloan but the band is very good and put out several excellent albums that were overlooked everywhere but in the Great White North.

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      1. that is surprising… of course, who knows how that poll was run or if the fan club didn’t “stuff the ballot box.” That said, they are deservedly popular up north and have had a good run of over a quarter century by now.

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  2. Sorry, I didn’t see that post before I asked you in your previous post about “Money For Nothing” whether that was the last installment in your series.

    Now that you officially wrapped things up, I can reveal the song that came to my mind first when thinking about the money theme in music. It doesn’t even have the name “money” in the title: “Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc. While I don’t agree that “greed is good,” I always loved that tune!

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    1. I thought for sure it was Money for Nothing…

      That is a great song…I like 10cc a lot. I haven’t heard it in forever…thats why it wasn’t used. I was going to use Taxman also.

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      1. Same here. Haven’t listened to 10cc for quite some time.

        I never explored them very deeply to begin with. It probably comes down to 10-12 songs, including their big hits “Dreadlock Holiday” and “I’m Not in Love.” Both of these tunes received massive radio play in Germany in the ’70s.

        “Wall Street Shuffle” is a nice rocker. I like the main riff – another good example that simple riffs oftentimes are the best.

        To me, In some regards 10cc to me fall in the slightly-weird-but-cool category. I feel the same about ELO.

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  3. That is an excellent song! I love, love, love the fire truck siren opening. Thanks for the intro.

    What? No “Money, Money, Money” by ABBA? No “Money, Honey” by The Drifters? “Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash” by The Clovers or Steve Miller? “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer? “If I Had A Million Dollars” by BNL? “Take The Money and Run” by Steve Miller? “Taxman” by The Beatles? “Easy Money” by ELO? “Let’s Make Lots of Money” by Pet Shop Boys? “Did You Steal My Money” by The Who? “There Ain’t No Money” by Clapton? SO many more…LOL! You could, literally, do a month of money songs.

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  4. Summer of 98. I was slowly becoming a Sloan fan for real, because of this song.

    A customer of mine at the Record Store clearly didn’t like that they were becoming more commercially successful.

    “I don’t care what people say!” he ranted. “They don’t sound like Kiss, they just have a siren in the song like Kiss!”

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    1. LOL… When their favorite band is not a cult anymore.
      When I first heard them I thought of Cheap Trick with a touch of Beatles/Big Star. They have that crunchy and jangly guitar and cool harmonies.

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