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These songs that make the news. Artists won’t go to McDonald’s

Mc Donald’s, the fast food brand with the yellow logo has inspired many songwriters and songwriters. (Illustration) (YANN CASTANIER / HANS LUCAS / AFP)

This is the opening of the box of a big mac – a universal sound that musician Matthew Herbert amplified and triturated in his legendary album Mechanics of Destruction, published under the pseudonym Radio Boy in 2001. A sarcastic reflection on the obsessive omnipresence, everywhere in the world, of the fast food brand with the yellow logo.

We told you about it this week on franceinfo, McDonald’s is also in the French judicial news: three former executives of the company have been taken into custody, in a case of alleged tax fraud, which would involve several hundred million euros.

In the first episode of These songs that make the news this weekend, you hear excerpts from:

Radio Boy, Macdonalds, 2000

Rasta Bigoud, Junk food, 2008

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90C, Junk food, 2003

Pretty kid, Mc Do Mc Strike, 2003

Disiz la Peste, I’m going crazy, 2000

Gilbert Laffaille, Polluted tango, 1977

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Ska-P, McDolar, 2002

You can also follow the news of this column on Twitter.

Remember: during the summer of 2019, La Playlist de Françoise Hardy was a journey through the musical baggage of an author, composer and performer considered to be the arbiter of the elegance of pop in France.

In July and August 2017, we spent Un été en Souchon, during which Alain Souchon guided us on a tasty walk through a lifetime of love for song.

All summer 2016, in the company of Vincent Delerm, we wandered around in La Playlist amoureuse de la chanson, truant exploration of popular heritage. You can also extend the delicacies of this summer column with the French song lover dictionary, co-published by Plon and franceinfo.

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