The MBAs - Born to Run Things

Describing themselves as “the world’s first pro-business rock ’n’ roll band,” the MBAs came out in 1982 with their first (and, I believe, only) album, titled Born to Run Things.

It included songs such as "Inside Information," "Jesus H. Chrysler," "Good Old Boys Raising Keynes", and "Amortize It."

I can’t find any samples of their music online, but if interested you can pick up a vinyl copy of their album on eBay for $19.99.

In the absence of any of the actual music, here are the lyrics to "Bessy," described in the liner notes as “a rock ballad for Bethlehem Steel.”

Let me tell you that if you’re in doubt,
I’ll re-tool quickly, and we can iron things out,
I just want to be specific,
I’ll shun foreign interest
and things’ll be ‘tarrific’.

(CHORUS:) Bessy,
You can’t let your workers go,
You got to put up a fight,
Cause Bessy, I won’t let you throw
Steel away, steel away, steel away,
Into the night.

Productivity is dropping,
And even though I’m with you
it won’t all be Bliss and Laughlin.
You know I’m not here to condemn
The only thing I want from life
is to be your Star of Bethlehem.

Incidentally, their album is also for sale on Amazon, where it's clear that all 5 of the reviews for it have mistaken it for Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.

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     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 03, 2019
     Category: Business | Music | 1980s

Does the White House know about this? Bessy could make a 'tarrific' theme song for them, except it may need a little tweaking. "Productivity is dropping" has got to go, and there needs to be a chorus of "Winning, winning, winning!"

When that happens at Amazon, the customers usually are reviewing the right thing, but the Amazon guy assigns them to the wrong product.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/03/19 at 01:43 PM
This entry reminds me of a news bit I watched a while back about a corporate CEO who sang rap tunes. As I recall, he was an older Caucasian CEO. I cannot find anything about him anywhere.

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Posted by agent j on 09/05/19 at 07:53 AM
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