Electric Light Orchestra

If it weren't for Eric Christensen and his team at the Snohomish County Public Utility District in Everett, Wash., we might never have known how much fun Enron traders had manipulating West Coast power prices. Christensen, the utility's assistant general counsel, fought to obtain tapes of the traders' conversations, including the infamous exchange about the joy of stealing money from "those poor grandmothers" in California. The utility then handed over the tapes to federal investigators. With the trial of former Enron honchos Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling now underway, Christensen was happy to share his favorite energy-crisis tunes with us:

"Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)" The Pat Travers Band

"Take the Money and Run" The Steve Miller Band

"Lay, Lady, Lay" Bob Dylan

"Been Caught Stealin'âÄâ" Jane's Addiction

"Won't Get Fooled Again" The Who

"The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)" Jan & Dean

Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World