Billy Brag on Oliver Anthony’s Rich Men North of Richmond:
I think Oliver Anthony is thinking about class as well, but it’s not so focused for him. Again, I don’t want to attack him, because I don’t really know him, don’t know what his background is. But in the lyric, anyway, it’s not so clear. I think he all but gets there. You’d only have to take three or four lines out of the song.
Billy Bragg’s version
Oliver Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond”: Why Billy Bragg rewrote the song.