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Rebellion Music, Any Genre, A Cooperative Playlist

Posted by rchecka 
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February 12, 2013 08:16PM
Granted, there is a plethora of rebel music in every genre of music, so this could be a long thread...

So be picky with your song recommendations, mention quality over quantity.
Name the kind of songs that inspire the youth to question authority, or downright attack it.
Drop names of some groundbreaking songs that resonate years after it's original release date.

Name some top choice rebellion themed songs from any genre that you feel are truly relevant still. (Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Post Punk, Grunge, Electronic, Traditional or Modern Irish* Drinking Music, smileys with beer, Folk, Country, etc.,)



...In other words, If we were to drop a cooperative compilation for the next generation, of music that inspired or directly represents the rewriting of worldwide political history via grass roots movements, what songs should make the list?

*or Scottish..

Edit: Grammar, Politically incorrectness fix,



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February 14, 2013 12:57PM
Music has been the most major form of protest and expression since the dawn of time.
You can go back to the old negro spirituals if you will.This context would cover a tremendous amount of music,but I guess we'll cut it down to size because we dig where your coming from.I think these list will tell alot about the person's age and experiences.I was fortunate to have lived through an era as a young child that had thousands of these types of songs.It would take ages to compile a comprehensive list,RC..so i'm just gonna go from the head.

What's going on - Marvin Gaye
Arrestao - Elis Regina
A Change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
War - Edwin Starr
Another brick in the wall - Pink Floyd
Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
Takin' it to the streets - Doobie Brothers
Blowin' in the wind - Bob Dylan
Sunday,bloody Sunday - U2
Get up,Stand up - Bob Marley
Romaria - Elis Regina
I wish I knew how to be free - Nina Simone
Strange fruit - Billie Holiday
The Revolution will not be televised - Gil Scott Heron
By the time I get to Arizona - Public Enemy
99 Luftballons - Nena
Say it loud,I'm Black and I'm proud - James Brown......which by the way contained the greatest rebellion song lyric ever..'I'd rather die on my feet than keep living on my knees"!
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February 14, 2013 01:22PM
^Fantastic list! double thumbs up
Now I'll have a hard time beating that.

99 Loft Balloons? I better re-listen to those lyrics. I thought it was just a catchy pop tune.



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February 14, 2013 06:03PM
"Mas vale morir parrado que vivir de rodillas," Emiliano Zapata said it before James Brown, not that it takes away from it!

Gonna have to think on this topic some, like BM31 said there are just too many to list (particularly when we're clearly all fans of music that is damn-near rebellious in its nature). Still, I think you're right rchecka, some songs are just the perfect examples of this spirit and BM31's list is def. on point IMO as well.

Just a few that come to the top of my head:

War - Bob Marley (singing Selassie's speech to the UN)
Fat Cats Bigga Fish/Pimps - The Coup (this will always reign as one of the best instances of social commentary ever in Hip Hop to me, amazing)
Livin' For The City - Stevie Wonder
Fuck Da Police - N.W.A.
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February 15, 2013 09:48AM
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"Mas vale morir parrado que vivir de rodillas," Emiliano Zapata said it before James Brown, not that it takes away from it!

Good deal,It does not take away from it,it just adds to the education,my friend.
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99 Loft Balloons? I better re-listen to those lyrics. I thought it was just a catchy pop tune.

Haha,I knew you would say that,that is why I threw that one in there.I always liked that record but in all seriousness the lady is talking about the possibility of nuclear war,back in the Reagan cold war era.
I always like the german version better than the english version,It just sounds better for some reason.
For those who didn't get a chance to live through it(The Cold War).Trust me, it was some of the stupidest shit ever.Both sides had over 10,000 nukes at one time.Imagine what all that money could have done for medicine,education,poverty,etc.
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