In lawsuit against S&P, a surprise appearance from Talking Heads
By Matthew Goldstein
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the housing market was on the road to nowhere in 2007, one ratings analyst found an unlikely muse: the post-punk band Talking Heads.
The analyst wrote a parody of the rock group's 1983 hit, "Burning Down the House," and emailed it to friends. His version of the song ended up in a 128-page lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice filed against rating agency Standard & Poor's late Monday.
According to the lawsuit, the unidentified S&P analyst, known in the complaint as "Analyst D," later sent a video of himself singing and dancing to his song while coworkers watched and laughed.
His version of the song begins:
Housing market went softer
Strong market is now much weaker Continued...