DIY Protest Soundtrack


As a kind of addendum to my last post, I want to compile a very short list of “songs for the resistance” that were written prior to the installation of Orangina the Terrible in the Oval Office but which are nonetheless perfectly applicable to our current state of affairs.  These are songs designed to make you angry – very angry.  While most readers of my page know that I do not condone violence or hatred and in fact, spend much of my time talking about their self-defeating futility, even peaceful resistance is a daunting task and often requires the proper motivation.  As John Lydon once caterwauled, “Anger is an energy!”  So here are links to a few superb bursts of angst to get your blood a-boiling.  If none of these songs do it for you, why not get in the DIY spirit and compile yer own protest playlist?  If you do, I’d love to give it a listen.  Here’s mine:

Stars & Stripes of Corruption – Dead Kennedys

Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine

Down Rodeo – Rage Against The Machine

War – Bob Marley & The Wailers

BYOB – System Of A Down

Total Invasion – Killing Joke

Banned In D.C. – Bad Brains

American Skin (41 Shots) – Bruce Springsteen

Fight The Power – Public Enemy

Immigraniada – Gogol Bordello

Bloody Revolutions – Crass

Rio Grande Blood – Ministry

Jesus Entering From the Rear – Feederz

Shut Up, Be Happy – Ice T & Jello Biafra

War Pigs – Black Sabbath

Refuse/Resist – Sepultura


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