This is a periodic theme for our music thread but this week’s edition goes out to the Occupy Wall Street protesters and movement. Songs about protest, fighting back, youth and change are all welcome in this tribute to people making a difference and taking action to stop the powerful and wealthy in their tracks.
I’ve Had Enough – The Who
We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
Rockin’ in the Free World – Neil Young
I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
Revolution – The Beatles
The weekend is past us now, but I”ve been thinking of a great American hero lately and here is one of his favorite songs;
And this is a song that keeps him in loving memory’
I’m talking about the late, great Hunter Thompson.
Two great picks KT
KT, couldn’t be better.
Quicksilver Messenger Service–What About Me;
Dave Mason–Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave;
L7 – Wargasm
My favorite anti-war song. “Wave your flags high in the air / As long as long as it takes place over there.” (Warninng: the lyrics are appropriately explicit.)
Rock and Roll High School – The Ramones
Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
Can’t go wrong with Gatemouth Brown!
The Clash — Know Your Rights
Eric Burden. We’ve got to get out of this place. Sitting in a car on the way to work……
Foodchain–one of the best shows I ever went to — Eric Burdon at Tulagi’s in Boulder back in the 70s. Tiny club, we were in the first row and he was practically in my lap. I had a crush on him.
Wish I’d had that chance
N.W.A. – Fuck Tha Police
System Of A Down – Fuck The System
Pennywise – Fuck Authority
The Who – Silas Stingy
Is Silas one of the greedy 1%, or is he just an old guy clinging to what he has left because he’s run out of options?
Wow, nice pull on this one, JJ!
Thanks, Adlib. I’ve been feeling like Mingy Stingy a lot lately.
Not quite your traditional protest song, but I think it qualifies. When I was a teen in the mid 70’s, I played this almost every day, Black Sabbath “War Pigs”, this is live, it’s fun to see young Ozzy make up some lyrics as he goes along https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqy4DTHGqg
How about a little anarchy(in the UK)?
Zenith1959, great pick!
Don’t think anyone has done this one yet,very appropriate for the current times, Wall Street, Michael Moore and Rage Against The Machine