Get People to Buy What They Don't Need
|"Get People to Buy What They Don't Need"|
|Demo by [[Matt Sharp and Pat Wilson]]|
|Format||CD, cassette, vinyl|
|Writer(s)||Matt Sharp, Pat Wilson|
"Get People to Buy What They Don't Need" is a song by Matt Sharp and Pat Wilson from the early 90's. In the same spirit as Southern Fried Swing, the song seems to have been improvised, and it is unclear if it was ever recorded.
|...I did have a short stint of selling "luxury" dog shampoo and tanning lotion over the phone with Pat Wilson by my side slinging the junk to whoever would buy it. That's when we tried to write a song called "get people to buy what they don't need" the only words were "get people to buy what they don't need, that's my job ! , that's my job ! , that's my job ! " and it just repeated them over and over again.|
The pair first alluded to the song in a Rolling Stone interview from March of 1995. Sharp reported in 2004 that he and Pat talked about the song, saying "I don't remember if it even had a verse or not, but it was our big ticket out."