Thursday, May 5, 2011

Is the Protest Song Dead?

Bob shared this from the New York Times blog, asking about everyone's favorite "protest songs." Check it out.

And a bunch of links to songs:
Billie Holliday Strange Fruit

Dylan folk version – Masters of War

Pearl Jam version

Phil Ochs I Ain’t Marching Any More

Phil Ochs What Are you Fighting For

Bob Dylan With God on Our Side (Buuddy Miller video)

Neil Young Ohio

CSN&Y Please Come to Chicago

Steve Earle Christmas Time in Washington
Baez intro to 1:26

Green Day American Idiot

Randy Newman Say a Few Words in Defense of our Country

Public Enemy Fight the Power

Bright Eyes When The President Talks to God

John Lennon War is Over

Neil Young Lets Impeach the President

Carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
Ain’t going to make it with Anyone Anyhow.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the rhythm of the vocals in Phil Ochs's "I Ain't Marching Anymore."

    The current issue of IWW's newsletter also has a list of modern protest songs, and an article on the history of IWW songmakers.