Help us make the movie soundtrack! Send your Wal-Mart themed song
and we'll post it here.
If you're a remixer, try playing with songs from Garth Brooks, Beyonce, Queen Latifah or Martin McBride -- they are all on Wal-Mart's payroll.
MC Lars makes post-punk laptop rap. It's not a category exactly, but he's working on that. Musically, his songs come from computer driven beats, samples and a small pile of instruments that sit next to his dorm room bed. His homespun recording sessions tend to run late into the night, annoying his studious neighbors at Stanford University. Not many people know what is really going on in there... it's for the better that they do not.
Joni Laurenceis a singer/songwriter of the modern folk kind. Her music has been praised by reviewers and fans alike, who are mesmerized by Joni’s imaginative stories, her warm and powerful voice, and lyrics that bring tears in one song and evoke contagious laughter in the next. With a style akin to the Indigo Girls and Patty Griffin, Laurence leaves an indelible impression on her audience with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a beautiful voice.
Walmartopia: a future so horrible, it must be stopped! The latest musical comedy by Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn, the creators of Temp Slave, the musical. When Vicki, a struggling Wal-Mart employee, speaks out about the company's working conditions, she finds herself jettisoned into 2035, where she faces the ultimate nightmare: an America run entirely by the Wal-Mart empire. "Wal-Mart Theme" begins the show. It's an anthem for Wal-Mart interspersed with the voices of dissident workers. "I'm Tired of Being Nibbled to Death by Guppies" is sung by the fictional CEO Scott Lee. It's based on a real quote by Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott who likened Wal-Mart's PR troubles to being "nibbled to death by guppies". "Walmartopia" is the title track. It captures the essence of the future, 30 years from now, when Wal-Mart completely rules the earth. All songs are copyrighted by Andrew Rohn.
The UnKnown Artist, a colaberation of two electronic entitys with
radicaly different backrounds. El Zapatero, pit of
origanality,wanderer, philosopher,and renaissance man extraordanaire,
and Sunny Demeanor a techno obssesed fiend with a flare for insanity
and brutal honesty.
David Rovicshas been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90's Rovics has spent most of his time on the road,
playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe,
Latin America and the Middle East. He has performed at dozens of massive rallies throughout North America
and Europe and at thousands of conferences, college campuses and folk
clubs throughout the world. He makes all of his recordings available for free download on his
website, www.davidrovics.com, and the downloads are in the many
hundreds of thousands. His CD "Beyond the Mall" is largely dedicated to sprawl-related issues.
Thomas Schroyer has
composed music for “Theater of the Invisible” company, the travel films: “Inside Iraq”, “Cambodia”, and “Amazing Thailand”. He has also been involved
with numerous recordings and performances for music and theater projects in
NYC, SF, Holland, the Northwest, from 1997-2005.
Storytelling and Rhymes have become a natural addition as Thomas formed the “Rhythmic Opera” and began performing and teaching in schools and libraries. Now Thomas is doing “Rhymes for the Times”, an adult version with an
abundance of material using humor and irony.
Garth Brooks.. er, well, no. He hasn't contributed a song, he's done the exact opposite. His new 6 CD box set is only available in Wal-Mart stores. Half a million people bought it the first day, and now Garth is spokesinger #1 for Wal-Mart, even doing photo ops at stores.
Let him know that Wal-Mart has bad voodoo -- especially if you are a Garth fan -- and that, sooner or later, its bound to rub off on him.
The Psycho Nubs are a a punk rock influenced duo from Richmond, IN. They wrote a song called "World's Largest Wal-Mart" from their album, "First Human Beings To Die On The Moon". They wrote the song a few days after a super Wal-Mart opened their city. "I've never been a fan of Wal-Mart, however, I went just to see what all the hoopla was all about and found the experience quite amusing and wrote a tune about it."
was a folksinger in Canada during the late 70s and early 80s. He came to Nashville, TN in 1988 to see if he could become 'financially' successful at songwriting and co-wrote 'You Can't Fly Like An Eagle' which charted briefly for Johnny Lee. These days Tony lives with his wife in a small log cabin home, 30 miles from Nashville, works a day job, writes songs about his life, and plays guitar on my front porch, mostly. I wrote 'That's Wal-Mart' because Wal-Mart is threatening my home, neighbors, and friends who own local businesses where I shop. I'm not a lawyer or environmental engineer, so I do what I can. I plan to have a CD of my songs & a website out in 2006. Meanwhile you can .
Societies Remnants sent us a song based on the Wal-Mart film. They wrote in, "great movie guys, I loved it. Here's a song called Systematic Degradation (the new corporate model), I made it last night just for you."