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Stevie Wonder — You Haven't Done Nothin'
Album: Fulfillingness' First Finale
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Released: 1974
Length: 3:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We are amazed but not amused
By all the things you say that you'll do
Though much concerned but not involved
With decisions that are made by you

But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'

It's not too cool to be ridiculed
But you brought this upon yourself
The world is tired of pacifiers
We want the truth and nothing else, yeah

And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'

Jackson 5 join along with me, say
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop

We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
That's becoming real life
But when misled who knows a person's mind
Can turn as cold as ice, mm hmm

Why do you keep on making us hear your song
Telling us how you are changing right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'
Yeah, nothin'

Say
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop

Sing it loud for the people
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
Doo doo wop, doo doo wop
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Gave it a nine because it is stevie wonder
 Zep wrote:
I only gave this an '8' ?

click-click-click-'9'

 
and today, a 10.
I've done a similar side-by-side with photos of Mussolini and Trump. Each one stands before a dictator's best pal, a microphone.  They use a nearly identical hand gesture, an upraised forefinger that implies, "listen to me, you poor peons, I'm saying something important!"  And they have the same goofus rictus facial expression as they proclaim some pre-fabricated nonsense to the crowd. 
80 years apart. Fraternal twins of different mothers. Same poision. 





Posted: Apr 25, 2018 20:38
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 On_The_Beach wrote:
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Yup, same shit, different asshole.  Same stupid smirk.  Same lie, saying that everything is okay.  Same mafia tactics.
 reindeer wrote:

Yup, same shit, different asshole.  Same stupid smirk.  Same lie, saying that everything is okay.  Same mafia tactics.
 
Amen, brother.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
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Yup, same shit, different asshole.  Same stupid smirk.  Same lie, saying that everything is okay.  Same mafia tactics.
Yep...This song is about president Nixon...At the risk of being political I think Stevie would have had a few more lines to add if it had been written today

I only gave this an '8' ?

click-click-click-'9'
Simply masterful...
 ojibwe wrote:
Appropriate for the "State of the Union" address.

  
It's the theme song for American politics, in general. It stands up well after 44 years, eh?
Appropriate for the "State of the Union" address.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
side car

There is something odd about that album cover Bill {#Ask}
 
Some people have waaaay too much free time.
Wow. More applicable now than then in the USA?

"We are amazed but not amused
By all the things you say that you'll do
Though much concerned but not involved
With decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'"
Wait...wait....WHAT!  1974?!!?  The Jackson 5?!!!!?  Whaaa?  I could'a SWORE this was about today's world....!?  Guess I'll file it under "What's old is new yet one more time?"   Dooo doo wop. 
 Proclivities wrote:
Must this brilliant tune (from 1974) be soiled by contemporary political rancor?  I guess there's no stopping it.

 
This gets an ultimate funky 10 in this office.  Politically charged stuff like this still needs discussion, sadly.  Until things change, but there's no sign of that anytime soon.
Love that clav.
Nixon and Trump have a lot in common - but Nixon wasn't an Idiot.
LOVE THIS
 a_genuine_find wrote:
side car
There is something odd about that album cover Bill {#Ask}

 
Hah!  Love that photo.

Album cover fixed.
 Proclivities wrote:
Must this brilliant tune (from 1974) be soiled by contemporary political rancor?  I guess there's no stopping it.

 
These lyrics were laid down for just this sort of rancor.  The feelings are the same now as then (perhaps even more scary now).
side car
There is something odd about that album cover Bill {#Ask}


"Donald Trump’s executive order to close America's borders to refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has been swiftly enforced. The order blocks to the US from citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya for 90 days and as well as indefinitely suspending admission of Syrian refugees. . . . People holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent US residents, are included in the executive action." - theguardian.com
The new president, President Pervert!
It's not too cool to be ridiculed
But you brought this upon yourself
The world is tired of pacifiers
We want the truth and nothing else

Remarkably timely for the fall of 2016, when we're facing a choice at the ballot box between two corrupt, self-destructive Mussolini wanabees.
Hmmm.  I see what you did there. :)
 chunkymunky wrote:

I remember going to a mate's party in his college room (small).  The room had been completely emptied and filled with a simply infeasible amount of PA kit and any remaining space was filled with sweaty, drunk students (drink under the chin packed)

After 20 mins the hall monitor (post-doc, I think) forced his way into the room, looked at us and the kit for about 20 seconds, shook his head and left.

Words were had the following morning... {#Cheesygrin}   There wasn't a repeat performance that year.

 
{#Bananapiano}{#Cheers}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}Sounds like a big time
 oldsaxon wrote:

Pictures or it never happened.
 
I remember going to a mate's party in his college room (small).  The room had been completely emptied and filled with a simply infeasible amount of PA kit and any remaining space was filled with sweaty, drunk students (drink under the chin packed)

After 20 mins the hall monitor (post-doc, I think) forced his way into the room, looked at us and the kit for about 20 seconds, shook his head and left.

Words were had the following morning... {#Cheesygrin}   There wasn't a repeat performance that year.
Must this brilliant tune (from 1974) be soiled by contemporary political rancor?  I guess there's no stopping it.
Actually, these lyrics best apply to the current administration. Although promised, Nothing substantial has been done to improve the lot of those in the Ghetto. The rich have gotten richer and the markets are testing all time highs while race relations are worse than ever, the prisons are bursting at the seams and unemployment for those without education is sky high and worsening. 
If anything this song is/was an argument in favor of BERNIE SANDERS 


The Internet Has Some Theories About Why Trump Kept Sniffing at the DebateBy NYMag.com
 Karmala wrote:


What - no Trump? {#Surprised}

 

The true theme of politics.  Especially now.
Yeah, this is a classic. Love it. {#Dancingbanana}
Lest us not forget how once upon a time Stevie was funky!
Marry me Susie B?
This song can be used as either support of Mr. Trump, or to rip him another one. Depends. Ditto for all the others. 
Funk on.
 joetekubi wrote:
MORE CLAVINET!!
 
 

 
there was a lot of it back then,
it's real good to hear this today 
.
Bill, play 'Pusherman' by Curtis Mayfield
thanks for the consideration
and everything is sounding so good 
 hayduke2 wrote:
Hannio wrote:
 


 

What - no Trump? {#Surprised}
Hannio wrote:
 

MORE CLAVINET!!
 
 
Lyrics were true in 1974. 
True today.
Doo doo wop
 
 Babette55 wrote:
Funkiness rules!

 
If only...{#Bounce}
Obama's theme song:)

Nothing makes me chair dance more than this song.


Stevie Wonder of the '70s = Stevie Genius.  
 
this is what original looks like
Funkiness rules!
 oldsaxon wrote:
Pictures or it never happened.
 
Oh well. . . it must never have happen then. . . it was before the invention of digital imaging and all my money went on vinyl, booze and other entertainment - not photos. {#Dance}
 Poacher wrote:

Ha ha. Played this in my bedroom in the early 80s where I stored my PA which at the time was a pair of enormous reflex bins and separate sequential horns powered by a 500 watt marshal amp and another 500 watt slave. . . the windows rattled. 

Any advance?  

 
Pictures or it never happened.
 TerryS wrote:

Played this full volume on my Sansui quad system - 4  12" woofers, 5" mid + 3" tweeters 100 watts rms each  in a 20x25 foot living room concrete apartment overlooking Kai Tak airport in '75.

Yeah baby.

 
Ha ha. Played this in my bedroom in the early 80s where I stored my PA which at the time was a pair of enormous reflex bins and separate sequential horns powered by a 500 watt marshal amp and another 500 watt slave. . . the windows rattled. 

Any advance?  

Played this full volume on my Sansui quad system - 4  12" woofers, 5" mid + 3" tweeters 100 watts rms each  in a 20x25 foot living room concrete apartment overlooking Kai Tak airport in '75.

Yeah baby.


Who said Rock N Roll can't change the world.
When it comes to funk, Stevie was the MAN! {#Dancingbanana}
 Hippostar wrote:


So LowPhreak, you are another pot-smoking hippie left-winger perhaps?
 
I was just a few years too young to be a hippie (two older sisters kind of were though), and haven't smoked pot in decades, but I am probably a bit left of Che or Ghandi. {#Wink}  However, I'm not the one posting that I'm "boycotting" a great artist for no apparently sound reason other than what's seems easy to surmise.

Carry on, numbskulls!
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During the Nixon administration  -  great music was created
{#Bananajam}Funk overload
Back when Stevie was full of funk. What ever happened to funk?
I don't believe there has ever been more than 10 to 12 truly godlike artists in "POP" history, but Stevie is surely one of them.
I'd like to see Mr. Stevie Wonder re-invent his musical legacy with a Roli Seaboard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruz4ST0HlXg#t=16
{#Bananasplit}
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Tv56Tnks6KA/SAL4CjhvmHI/AAAAAAAADGQ/2MitDl1yAOs/s400/nixon2.jpg
That would be the Jackson 5 in the background singing "Doo Da Wop"
(where are my green-glitter platform boots?!?)

Mr. Wonder is DA MAN. 
 Ballzak wrote:
We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
That's becoming real life
But when misled who knows a person's mind
Can turn as cold as ice, mm hmm
Why do you keep on making us hear your song
Telling us how you are changing right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'

nuff said

 
of course but no politics here only music
I'm in wonder love.
 Hippostar wrote:

So what is the insinuation that all Floridians should in some way be viewed as the same?  Is there a name for people who view entire generalized groups of other people with their preconceived ideas?

LowPhreak, is it possible that inferring the commenter is a "gun-happy, right-wing" "racist", might not be based on facts present here?  I'd be interested to better understand your reasoning, and evidence of this.

 
My apologies Hippostar. It was meant as an off hand, tongue in cheek joke. I, by no means, feel that all of any collective group are the same. Having apologized...please lighten up a bit ok?
Two electronic songs/artists that have sampled this song:
The Troublemakers - Electrorloge
Baby Mammoth - USF

In case anyone cares, I guess.  I'm not really a fan of the Troublemakers, but love that song.  Huge fan of Baby Mammoth, but not crazy about that song.  Neither is as good as the original! {#Dance}

We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
That's becoming real life
But when misled who knows a person's mind
Can turn as cold as ice, mm hmm
Why do you keep on making us hear your song
Telling us how you are changing right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
You haven't done nothin'

nuff said
 Hippostar wrote:

So what is the insinuation that all Floridians should in some way be viewed as the same?  Is there a name for people who view entire generalized groups of other people with their preconceived ideas?

LowPhreak, is it possible that inferring the commenter is a "gun-happy, right-wing" "racist", might not be based on facts present here?  I'd be interested to better understand your reasoning, and evidence of this.

 

ya'll a bunch a idiots, great music is just that, no mater who dunit.
 LowPhreak wrote:

Why else would someone "boycott Stevie Wonder" in this context? Racism perhaps? Instead of answering to the reason for such idiocy, it's easier to project onto the person asking the question.

Typical response when a position is indefensible.
 

Let's add some context.  Original post to which comment in question was directed:

 
ziakut wrote:
Guess Floridians should tune in to RP to hear songs like this by this artist. They ain't gonna hear it any other way.
 
So what is the insinuation that all Floridians should in some way be viewed as the same?  Is there a name for people who view entire generalized groups of other people with their preconceived ideas?

LowPhreak, is it possible that inferring the commenter is a "gun-happy, right-wing" "racist", might not be based on facts present here?  I'd be interested to better understand your reasoning, and evidence of this.
 Hippostar wrote:


So LowPhreak, you are another pot-smoking hippie left-winger perhaps?


Wait, see how stupid knee-jerk comments sound?  

 
Why else would someone "boycott Stevie Wonder" in this context? Racism perhaps? Instead of answering to the reason for such idiocy, it's easier to project onto the person asking the question.

Typical response when a position is indefensible.
 LowPhreak wrote:

Another gun-happy right-winger perhaps?

 

So LowPhreak, you are another pot-smoking hippie left-winger perhaps?


Wait, see how stupid knee-jerk comments sound?  
 jagdriver wrote:

I'm boycotting Stevie Wonder.

 
Another gun-happy right-winger perhaps?
 ziakut wrote:
Guess Floridians should tune in to RP to hear songs like this by this artist. They ain't gonna hear it any other way.

 
I'm boycotting Stevie Wonder.
Guess Floridians should tune in to RP to hear songs like this by this artist. They ain't gonna hear it any other way.


Stevie Wonder--True master of the Clavinet
With that much whammy bar action it must be Stevie....or porn

The only thing that drags it off 10 is that it almost promises Superstitious and reminds you in doing so that there are better songs

Everybody in my churches be dancing...
 
Gets my vote for the Political Song Hall of Fame

And the politics of this particular song certainly resonate with me!
 reindeer wrote:
This song was dedicated to Nixon in '74.
Stevie Wonder doesn't share your warped political views, as he voted for Obama.

It was Nixon who invoked the Southern Strategy of using race baiting to win an election.
No one who was living at the time could forget the racism that the Republicans used to win office.
It was sickening then, and it's sickening now when Gingrich calls Spanish "the language of the ghetto",
or when Ron Paul tells people that he would repeal the Civil Rights Act.

So, yes, I agee with Stevie Wonder then as I do now.
Republicans, we're "sick and tired of hearing your song" when you "haven't done nothin" to combat racism and inequality.
Painting Obama with your racist brush only proves the point.
 
Too true, reindeer.
Hard to believe there are still people in the world that would prefer a stooge like Bush to Obama.
(edit Jan 2019: George is lookin' pretty good these days)

Prescient, way way ahead of his (its) time in societal messaging and fusing musical styles,

thank you very much DJ for the nostalgic reflection on present. ;)


 rockpommel16 wrote:

This is UNBELIEVABLE! .............smiley,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 

I was born in '72. I'm trying to imagine what the 70's would have been with today's technology. Hmmm.
 shakitten wrote:

This is AWESOME! :)
 
 Hannio wrote:
 
This is UNBELIEVABLE! .............smiley,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
At his peak on this and the albums on either side.  So VERY, VERY funky.
Dig it!!!!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Funky!{#Bananajam}
 Hannio wrote:

 


This is AWESOME! :)
 romeotuma wrote:


Oh, yes...  we be dancing...  love it...

 
 
jackson 5 join along w/ me say "doo doo whop"!
I love the timelessness of this song.
Love the funk too. 
So perfect.
Thank you Stevie.
Growling Fender Rhodes with horns!  Not sure it can get better than that!


Oh, yes...  we be dancing...  love it...

 
 zipper wrote:
And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
"You haven't done nothing"!

Exactly. Dedicated to O. {#Cheers}

 

This song was dedicated to Nixon in '74.
Stevie Wonder doesn't share your warped political views, as he voted for Obama.

It was Nixon who invoked the Southern Strategy of using race baiting to win an election.
No one who was living at the time could forget the racism that the Republicans used to win office.
It was sickening then, and it's sickening now when Gingrich calls spanish "the language of the ghetto",
or when Ron Paul tells people that he would repeal the Civil Rights Act.

So, yes, I agee with Stevie Wonder then as I do now.
Republicans, we're "sick and tired of hearing your song" when you "haven't done nothin" to combat racism and inequality.
Painting Obama with your racist brush only proves the point.


Love the music of Master  Stevie Wonder!
And those bobbin' jeep riders are most appropriate, many thanks to that artist!  
 Hannio wrote:
 
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Godlike, man!! No more words.
Bad ass Stevie groove!{#Dancingbanana}

Fits RP like a puzzle piece. 

Do Do Wop 
 daedalus wrote:
I'm one of those for whom this hasn't aged at all!
Still as relevant as ever, and stands up musically with pride. 
 
Yes indeed.

I'm one of those for whom this hasn't aged at all!
Still as relevant as ever, and stands up musically with pride. 
This song was so subversive back in the day.  Criticizing the president (Nixon that is) in a pop song.  Imagine that!
"...Jackson 5 join a-long with me, say..."
Cool.

This is one of those "great" artists, I just don't enjoy.


This song is very funky...  we be dancing...  love it...


 DaveInVA wrote:
This sure didn't age well...
 
NO, it didn't age at all. :-)
OH shit!
I haven't heard this in forever!!!! 
I love it!
The memories!
Sweet! 
 ziakut wrote:
A genius musician, vocalist and songwriter...period. 
 
True enough, but there's only so much electronic harpsichord a listener can stand. Back in 5.

A genius musician, vocalist and songwriter...period. 
So amazing ... Bill, you spun a gem. Stevie, like no other.

Now, that's what I'm talkin' bout yo!{#Bananapiano}10!!


 socalhol wrote:
Gettin' funky on a Monday morning — love it!
 
Hey!  It's Thursday night and all is good now, too!

 MayBaby wrote:
Still appropriate.
 

Yeah.  They still haven't done nothin'.  As a matter of fact, "they've" done jackshit. 
Funktastic! Doin' some chair dancin {#Jump}
 Poacher wrote:
Ah, memories. I used to play this a lot as a DJ in the early 70s in Souf London.
 
Surely you mean Sahf Lahndan, John? ;-)

Gettin' funky on a Monday morning — love it!
Ah, memories. I used to play this a lot as a DJ in the early 70s in Souf London. I found it interesting that there were a lot of people who just did not 'get it'. . . specially a few years later when everybody had gone punk.

I didn't care. . . I kept it high on my playlist because it was a piece of brilliance. 30 odd years later and it still hits all the right spots for me. . . but I don't DJ any more. . . just in my head and living room.

Stevie Wonder is a true Motown God ~
 linzie wrote:
The Jackson 5 sound good...LOL
...great sonf from stevie
 

...song, too...