Fun Thread (For a Change): Protest/Political Music

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,957 Senior Member
    Barry McGuire "Eve Of Destruction"



    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,957 Senior Member
    And who can forget Country Joe's antiwar song about Vietnam?



    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    Yes, Dylan.



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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
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    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,957 Senior Member
    Something a little different from Pink.



    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,458 Senior Member

    Take a trip with me in 1913, to Calumet, Michigan, in the copper country. I will take you to a place called Italian Hall, where the miners are having their big Christmas ball.

  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,793 Senior Member
    Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young... about Kent State in 1970...


    What never gets mentioned is there was a similar incident at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS at around the same time. It's an HBCU so it never garnered much attention I guess.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,583 Senior Member
    Good ole' Sid and Johnny...


    Yes. God save the Queen!
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,583 Senior Member
    I'm 72 and still enjoy the music from the late 60's to the 80's. The only stuff I never liked was the "screechy" music you could barely understand the words to, which was the reason I didn't like Led Zepplin that much, with the exception of Stairway to Heaven and Gallows Pole. I do like Robert Plant as a single artist now.
    Screaming is not singing! I like most of Led Zepplin's classic blues remakes but can't stand AC/DC.


  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,104 Senior Member
    There's only a few tunes by AC/DC that I like, such as "Thunderstruck," "It's a Long Way to the Top, and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,583 Senior Member
    There's only a few tunes by AC/DC that I like, such as "Thunderstruck," "It's a Long Way to the Top, and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

    I like their music OK. If I for some reason want to hear the screaming I'll just find a cat and stomp on It's tail. A couple of popular but poor "singers" I like are Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. 
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,583 Senior Member
    "Sam Stone": John Prine. "Leaves of Grass": Gordon Lightfoot.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,329 Senior Member
    AC/DC is cool, but with the original singer, the late Bon Scott, was even better.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,957 Senior Member
    Something a little different from Pink.



    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 703 Senior Member

  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,624 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #47
    Disposable Heroes Metallica



    Deer Dance SOAD



    And something newer, Bad Wolves, Learn to Live.

    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,624 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #48
    You older people may think this is a bunch of noise. To me, it is brilliant musically. The crap they pull with time signatures in this song alone is nuts. Another System of a Down song. Me and mama went to see these guys a couple of years ago. It was an outdoor concert venue and the smell of skunk bud was sickening. The fans were probably 10 to 20 years younger than us on average and the little turds holding up their cell phones to video the band playing our favorite songs got annoying very fast. So much that we actually had a coordinated game plan to kick some punk ass if it came down to it.

    The band was AWESOME!!! In the middle of the show, some kid managed to get up on stage and dove into the mosh pit real quick. Security found him and was escorting him out of the venue when the guitar player, Daron Malakian, stopped the show and insisted that they release the kid. After about a minute, they did and they went on with the show. I will gladly go see them again (in spite of the punk ass fans) if they come back to Detroit again. They were totally badass. So. BYOB...

    Awesome band. I have some video somewhere of my daughter singing BYOB when she was about 3-4. 


    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,076 Senior Member
    War Pigs. Black Sabbath. 


    Overkill is underrated.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,607 Senior Member
    Some music can only be appreciated by other 'artists.'

    Some music can only be appreciated by 'musical illiterates.'

    I like music that evokes either nostalgia, or optimism, or both, unless I feel the urge to binge on alcohol and self-pity (very seldom - maybe once every couple of years, or so). Music with very simple lyrics can usually evoke nostagia or optimism, and the singer's voice is nothing more than another instrument in the band. So, I don't really care what the message is - if I want a message conveyed by a poet, I will listen to Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, an Eagles ballad, etc....or I will just read poetry or go to a church and listen to as much of a sermon as I can stand. Needless to say, I am only very rarely in need of poetry or sermons. In this way, I can enjoy tunes like "Cheap Sunglasses,' 'Ain't nothin' but a Hound dog,' or any other of the repetitive songs that have a good sound.

    That said, I can also enjoy music that was meant to be a sermon, by simply ignoring the intent of the poet who wrote the lyrics. I just enjoy the 'instrument' who sang it, without actually attempting to solve the lyrics and their 'deep, underlying message.' In this way, I can enjoy many of the rock bands that wrote left-wing anthems for the groupies, back in the late '60's, early '70's. Once music gets past the mid-'70's, I don't even know the names of the bands, but I still hear something I like occasionally, and I rarely try to find out who it was, or what the poet who wrote it was trying to sell.

    There are all kinds of music, and all kinds of music lovers.


  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 875 Senior Member
    Sabaton-The Price of a Mile

  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,957 Senior Member
    Golden oldie by Simon and Garfunkel. Still relevant, though.



    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


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