Song In My Head #34: “The Happy Prole” by Quasi

Quick! Name a band fronted by former spouses, where the ex-wife is the drummer! Okay, this song is by the other band that fits the above description. Quasi features Sam Coomes (of The Donner Party and Heatmiser) and Janet Weiss (best known as the drummer for Sleater-Kinney). I’ve never understood why “The Happy Prole” didn’t receive its proper acclaim as the “Take This Job and Shove It” for a new generation upon its 1998 release, since its rueful-yet-sardonic delivery and extreme catchiness make it every bit as memorable. Enjoy!

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