Saturday 23 Aug 2014

Political Songs

This weekend I will be going down to Washington DC.  I have a buddy who lives on Pennsylvania Avenue and I’m going to visit.  His name is Rock, at least that’s what I call him for short.  You may know him as Barack Obama.  That’s right Coach has a meeting with the Prez.  OK so that’s a total lie but I would imagine his friends would call him Rock for short. If I did meet the President boy would that be some meeting.  No I’m going down there to visit a friend of mine.  Anyway all this DC talk has gotten me in the mood for some political protest songs.  I’m pretty A-political meaning I’m all over the place.  I seem to be too conservative for my liberal friends and too liberal for my conservative friends.  I find that in this country if both political parties don’t like you you must be doing something right.  At least Washington will smell nicer since I believe congress is on vacation so the stench coming from the capital building will be far removed.  So here we go my favorite political protest songs.  Add some in the comments if I miss any.

Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up – Even a Bob Marley protest song makes me want to sit on the beach. If protesting meant sitting in a hammock and sipping a tropical drink then I’d definitely be far more proactive.  Unfortunately I think once I was in said hammock it’d be hard for me to get up and stand up.

Black Sabbath – War Pigs – Does anyone else think it’s kind of weird for Ozzy to have such a strong opinion on stuff like war?  It seems like he can’t put a sentence together then comes up with a great song like this.  That’s why we love you Ozzy.  Your kids are kind of bratty though.

Rage Against The Machine – Any Song – I don’t really know what they’re talking about most of the time but damn it sounds good.  These guys could literally recite the alphabet as lyrics and it wouldn’t matter.  I just want to break a window every time I hear a Rage song.

Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK – Who says Brits can’t be political too?  I’d be a little pissed if some crotchety old woman were running things too.  Seriously isn’t she like 104 now?  When is she going to die?  If I were Prince Charles I’d be seriously pissed.

Public Enemy – Fight The Power – Hip Hop can be political too and Public Enemy proved that with this anthem.  Although between you and me it’s kinda hard taking things seriously when you have a guy with a giant clock around his neck in the group just sayin’.  This song might also be the reason why white people cross the street if the see a militant black youth walking towards them.

Nine Inch Nails – Capital G – I’m not sure but I think this song might have something to do with George Bush. Maybe just maybe.  I guess now he spells his name with a capital “O”.

Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA – I love how this is used for every patriotic event still.  It’s a protest song people!  You’re not supposed to play it during the fireworks display on the 4th of July.

CSNY – Ohio – Wasn’t alive for the Kent State massacre but sounds like a rough situation.  This is a truly great song.

REM – Orange Crush - No this isn’t about the 80′s Denver Bronco teams.  This song has something to do with agent orange.  My favorite REM song.

Well that’s all I have.  Know anymore political songs? Let me know in the comments. Also if you know cool places to hang out in DC let me know too. Remember everyone f**k the man.

These are all the people who showed up at the “Put Coach On The Radio Rally”. Thanks guys

3 Comments

  1. LisaPic says:

    Good list. I like Incubus’ Megalomaniac and Green Day’s American Idiot (the song, not the B’way musical). Pearl Jam – World Wide Suicide too

    Also love Fortunate Son – CCR and What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye.

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  2. Brighid says:

    Very good list but what about For what its worth- buffalo springfield

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  3. Chris says:

    love that song Brighid

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