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The Last DJ

Lyrics

Well you can't turn him into a company man
You can't turn him into a whore
And the boys upstairs just don't understand anymore

Well the top brass don't like him talking so much
full lyrics
Well you can't turn him into a company man
You can't turn him into a whore
And the boys upstairs just don't understand anymore

Well the top brass don't like him talking so much
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
major key tonality
a distinctive male lead vocal
electric rhythm guitars
subtle use of fender rhodes
subtle use of acoustic piano
political lyrics

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Comments

stphdriggs
To Ryan, the Wikipedia article says:
"...Petty later admitted that ("The Last DJ" was) inspired by Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd..."
I grew up listening to Ladd, (and others like him at the time). He's about the only one still practicing his style of "free form" radio - he alone decides what to play and when to play it, and combines songs by theme or topic. He's not afraid of the obscure or controversia l .
rschauland4
I'd argue there's no irony here. Pandora is (ostensibly) all about choice and any artist can get on board. Pandora is owned independentl y . This is about the DJ role transforming into one of the corporate puppet. Sure we lack a human voice, but I'd rather have MY choice of music and no human voice, than Top 40 and a corporate mouthpiece. /rant :-)
smiraglia33
The irony of hearing this song on Pandora...
bbkmas5
These are the lyrics to Last Dance with Mary Jane, not the last DJ
rth06
Marshall is an idiot, this song is written about Alan Freed, look it up
This is the wrong lyrics for this song.
the best DJ ever Jim Ladd
Trivia Fact: This song was written about Jim Ladd, a Los Angeles DJ who is still on the air in that market on 95.5 KLOS.
Hearing this song is like reading one of his interviews.
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