Well, I’m listening to the Kinks’ album “Lola vs. Powerman…” and Denmark Street comes up. I once read that this album (there’s also Top Of The Pops) was the strongest full frontal attack on the music business ever released by that very industry before the Sex Pistols’ EMI. So I thought about other examples for songs slashing the biz. Here are some more I can think of:
Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Radio, Radio (where a part of the thread title comes from and which he topped by performing it unannounced on SNL, as heard in the clip)
Van Morrison - Saint Dominic’s Preview (he was always disgusted with the business)
Stiff Little Fingers - Rough Trade (well, they slash an indie label, a very important one to boot, but obviously a very scummy one)
Have you got more?