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Title: Revolution & Music
Post by: MouseBorg on September 12, 2002, 09:13:27 am
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Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: CryFrdm on September 12, 2002, 12:17:42 pm
Familiar with Dave Matthews Band?  There's a song... Cry Freedom...  I listen to it quite often, it gives me hope.  Hope of this... FSP!!

"let this flag burn to dust... and a new or fair design be raised... while we wait, head in hands, hands in prayer..."  

"hands and feet are all alike, but gold between divide us."  "

"he thought of something... something he had never had, but hoped would come along... cry freedom, cry, from deep inside where we are all confined!"  

Just one that keeps me floating...

Peace!
Jon
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: JasonPSorens on September 12, 2002, 02:28:43 pm
hehe This is a good thread and I can't claim not to have thought of FSP-relevant lyrics before. ;)

Here's a good one from Skyclad, "The Antibody Politic":

"If there's anyone else out there
Disillusioned just like me
It's time to try to turn the tide
With an overwhelming minority

The masses are numb, their ethics awry
Nothing's as dumb as the vox populi

So if there's anyone else out there
Aiming sawn-off philosophy
Let's all unite and make things right
With an overwhelming minority"

That's my contribution for now, but I'll come back with others. ;D
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Elizabeth on September 12, 2002, 02:51:39 pm
There's a giant thread over on ASC about ancap music, no doubt there is significant overlap:

www.anti-state.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=culture;action=display;num=1008026027
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Stumpy on September 13, 2002, 12:08:53 pm

Uhh... Question... Does anyone know what a porcupine sounds like when its tail is stepped on?

I’m not sure which would be worse. The sound the porc makes or the sound the stepper makes.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: callydog on September 13, 2002, 12:11:12 pm
My picks for the theme song are:

Fran Sanatra,  "My Way"

or

Richard Kily, "The Impossible Dream" from the Man from Lamacha
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: CryFrdm on September 17, 2002, 03:34:29 pm
Another good one is "Marchin' Freedom Highway" by The North Mississippi Allstars!!
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Cliff on September 22, 2002, 02:35:01 pm
There's a band called Poker Face that does a lot of songs with a freedom attitude. They are on the net, but I don't have a link handy.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: PDenisch on September 23, 2002, 08:51:57 am
How about "Freedom" by Alice Cooper on his 'Raise your Fist and Yell" CD.

Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: RidleyReport on October 01, 2002, 11:25:47 am


Any musicians wandering around here who can compose something representative?


Hi Mouse:

Ya I was planning on getting around to this music thing at some point.  Anyone out there have ability as a producer?  If you'd like to dump some of your own instrumental tunes on me I can scribble down some lyrics and drop in my voice.  Then we could make it available for downloads.  Wouldn't be anything like Enya though, more like polysatire 101. Hopefully would keep a few of us entertained - reminded what we're against and thus what we have in common.  E-mail me, anyone who wants to try this.

dadaorwell@aol.NOSPAM.com
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Ceol Mhor on October 04, 2002, 06:57:49 pm
Some selections from the Liberty Round Table music page (not online ATM, but hopefully it will be soon):

Pat Benatar (both of these can be found on her CD "Best Shots"):
"All Fired Up"
"Invincible"

Bon Jovi: "It's My Life" (from "Crush")

Charlie Daniels Band: "Long-Haired Country Boy"

Dream Theater (all from "Images and Words"):
"Another Day"
"Take the Time"
"Learning to Live"

Steve Earle: "Copperhead Road"

Jonathan Edwards: "Sunshine"

Guns and Roses: "Don't Damn Me" (off "Use Your Illusion 1")

Billy Joel: "It's My Life"

L7 (from "Bricks are Heavy"): "Pretend We're Dead"

John Cougar Mellencamp: "The Authority Song"

Metallica:
"Don't Tread on Me" (from "Metallica")
"King Nothing" (from "Load")
"Shortest Straw" (from "...And Justice For All")
"...And Justice For All" (from "...And Justice for All")

Moody Blues:
"Question"
"Ride My See Saw"

NoFX: "The Plan"

Oingo Boingo: "Capitalism" (from "Only a Lad")

Tom Petty: "I Won't Back Down"

The Pogues:
"Young Ned of the Hill" (from "Peace and Love")
"And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (from "Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash")
"Thousands" (this and all the following from "If I Should Fall From Grace with God")
"If I Should Fall From Grace with God"
"Medley"
"Sorrow"

Pokerface:
"America"
"Fight For Your Rights"
"Freedom"
"Rather Die Than Be Your Slave"
"Tear It Down"
"Watchman"

Queensryche: "Best I Can" (from "Empire")

The Rainmakers (both from their first release, "The Rainmakers"):
"Government Cheese"
"Information"

RUSH (Probably one of the most individualist-oriented bands around! Here's a start, as there are too many to list them all.):

"Anthem"
"Best I Can" (NOT the same as the Queensryche song above!)
"Fly By Night"
"2112" The epic piece inspired by Ayn Rand's book "Anthem"
"Something for Nothing"
"Cygnus X-1 Book II" Another epic piece.
"The Trees"
"Free Will"
"Natural Science"
"Tom Sawyer"
"Witch Hunt"
"Force Ten"
"Mission"
"Cut to the Chase"
"Double Agent"
"Everyday Glory"

Shadow Gallery: The CD "Tyranny" is a 14-song rock ballad about a journey from gilded chains to freedom.

Steppenwolf:
"Born to Be Wild" (from "Steppenwolf")
"The Ostrich" (from Steppenwolf")
"Monster" - "Suicide" - "America" (three-part title track)
"Draft Resistor"
"Power Play"
"Move Over"
"Renegade" (from "Steppenwolf 7")
"Don't Step on the Grass, Sam" (from "The Second")
"Screaming Night Hog" (from "Steppenwolf Gold")

Twisted Sister: "We're Not Gonna Take It"

The Who (both from "Who's Next"):
"Going Mobile"
"Won't Get Fooled Again"

Hank Williams Jr: "Coalition to Ban Coalitions"
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Dex Sinister on October 04, 2002, 10:31:09 pm
Quote
Mouseborg said:
So for the FSP anthem, perhaps somewhere in there the sound of a ticked off porcupine? Presuming its a dignified sound of course.

Hmmm. I don't think so.

Dex }:>=-

Web Page
http://wildlife.state.co.us/kids/porcupine.htm

Direct link to
Video:
http://wildlife.state.co.us/kids/dowkids/56k/porcupine_2.asf

Same, but just audio.
http://wildlife.state.co.us/kids/dowkids/56k/porcupine.asf
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Mega Joule on October 04, 2002, 10:38:29 pm
Quote
Quote from: Dex Sinister

Web Page
http://wildlife.state.co.us/kids/porcupine.htm

Direct link to
Video:
http://wildlife.state.co.us/kids/dowkids/56k/porcupine_2.asf

Same, but just audio.
http://wildlife.state.co.us/kids/dowkids/56k/porcupine.asf


Great.  Thanks Dex.  I was looking for porcupine sounds.  

Meg
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Cliff on October 06, 2002, 09:54:30 am
Here's a link for Poker Face -

http://pokerface.org/
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: mdw on October 06, 2002, 03:40:53 pm
My personal favorite FSP anthem would have to be

"For What It's Worth", by Buffalo Springfield.

It is perhaps a bit overused, but it never fails to inspire.

-mdw
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: The Jackalope on October 09, 2002, 12:12:44 am
Personally, I get moved every time I hear the song "The Partisan" by David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower (great, and underapreciated (sp) band from Denver), and Noir Desire from France.

If you have a good speed connection, you can here an MP3 of it HERE (http://homepage.mac.com/thetattooist/.Public/The_Partisan.mp3). (3.8 meg file)

I have no idea if it is a traditional song, a new one, if it was originally French or English. But great nonetheless. I don't know if it would get people too uplifted though.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: pokerkid on October 09, 2002, 01:01:30 am
Thanks cliff for giving these folks the heads up about our band Poker Face. If any body is interested in hearing some of our tunes.... you can click on this real audio link and hear 8 of our songs.  
http://www.pokerface.com/pfr.ram

The first song is
'Id Rather Die then Be Your Slave'
we have video clips of Mel Gibsons
'The Patriot ' put to this song here...
http://www.pokerface.com/videos.html

for a taste of the lyrics to this song...

Rather Die Then Be Your Slave

I do not wish this life to pass away
But life presents such possibilities - Each and every day
I heard a calling that was right for me
I prayed for strength for what’s a head of me - Please show me the way

The sun rose high and burnt the night away
Who stood before me was my enemy - Don’t tread on me
He’s come to take away my liberties
I’d rather die than be a slave to thee - Don’t treat me this way

   CHORUS:   I’d rather die than be your slave
   I will survive, and you’ll feel my rage
   Its not a question of being brave
   I’d just rather die, than be your slave


   CHORUS

It didn’t matter who shot first that day
They killed my brothers, they laid dead by me - I’m covered in their blood
We hit them hard we made them pay that day
We hung the traitors from the highest trees - No mercy from me

We lost a lot our pain was heavy
We sacrificed for GOD and country -  No more colony
Still held the ground that was in front of me
This was our price to pay for liberty - Still you hear me say

   CHORUS

Much time has past, we repeat history
Our toys have changed while man has stayed the same - Evil in his ways
Tribal families rule not over me
I will not let them rape our  liberties - We’ll die for them today
   
Music and Words by Paul Topete & Eric Beebe
Poker Dudes ASCAP © 1999
Used by permission     All rights reserved

thanks again for spreading our freedom virus.
peace
pokerkid
www.pokerface.com  
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: JasonPSorens on October 09, 2002, 03:27:54 am



Dream Theater is cool.  Incidentally, I think "ceo\l" is masculine and therefore the appropriate phrase in Gaelic is "ceo\l mo/r."  ;D  Perhaps you know better than I, however.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: malina on October 09, 2002, 08:02:30 pm
A lot of great songs have been mentioned, but there are two songs that get me a-stomping and a-singing every time; I was excited to see that one's been listed.

The Pogues' "Young Ned of the Hill" and
Ween's "Shot Heard Round the World"

Both of these songs just whip me into a goosepimpled frenzy of righteousness and pride no matter how many times I hear them, so use them sparingly as 'background' unless you're prepared for their effects.

And yes, the original Schoolhouse Rock version of "Shot.." is good too, but I really enjoy the Schoolhouse Rock ROCKS! album myself.

Malina
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Ceol Mhor on October 10, 2002, 04:53:18 pm
Jason - Yeah, I've seen it spelled that way as well. My very limited knowledge of Gaelic isn't enough to know which is correct...perhaps I should just say "piobaireachd" instead.  :)
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: peacekeeper444 on October 14, 2002, 06:37:12 pm
Dex had me rolling with those porcupine sounds...maybe we should stick to the music!
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Dusty on October 14, 2002, 07:24:24 pm
A few off the top of my head...

Queensryche: "Revolution Calling", "Anarchy X"
Suicidal Tendencies: "Give it Revolution"
Metallica: "...And Justice for All"
System of a Down: "P.L.U.C.K.", "War?", "Prison Song" and "Deer Dance"
Rage Against the Machine: "Killing in the Name"
Megadeth;"Peace Sells", "Kill the King"

and my favorite:
Corrosion of Conformity: "Vote with a Bullet"
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: JasonPSorens on October 16, 2002, 07:08:01 pm
I think Psychotic Waltz might have been libertarians.  They were pretty clearly anti-drug prohibition, though as serious artists they fortunately didn't put politics over music.  Their music is quite good, a mix of California psychedelic and progressive metal, basically recommended for fans of Floyd and Rush (but with a heavier edge than those 2).

Here are a couple of their songs:

"I Remember"

I remember a story of great battles won
And the tale of our heroes who died by the gun
While the rest looked and smiled at the freedom they'd won
But the weight of the chain slows the run
I remember a song about flags standing high
As the red blazing rockets turned dark a blue sky
I remember the reason the weak shared good-byes if they could

Let's take a look now what we've changed
After all it seems so much the same
After all this time
Can't we make up our minds
Must we all play the losing game

I remember the war of the great days of old
And the battle hymns they sung while they died in the cold
I remember the good men they bought and they sold for a dime
I remember a sight at the dreams that we had
And the injustice they'd suffered had driven them mad
I remember when we had the right to be sad all the time

Let's take a look now what we've changed
After all we're still so much the same
After all this time
Can't we make up our minds
Guess we'll all play the losing game

"Freedom"

People can you feel anymore?
Look through the keyhold, listen at the door
Can you see?

Freedom is blowing away
By the wind that flies your flag
The pride of yesterday
People can you breathe anymore?
Do you remember what you're fighting for?

Are you free?  Can you be?
Are you free?  Can you see?

Can you feel my soul?
Can you feel?
Can you feel the quiet cold?

Now I drift so far away
Will you close the door behind?
We'll fly where the sun will shine
Alone and free, to go where we'll never be

On their last album they wrote the following:
"Thanks go out to:
God, Family, Friends, The Fans, The IRS, and of course...Satan (just kidding.)"
That just cracks me up.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Ceol Mhor on October 28, 2002, 12:16:51 pm
Here we go...(with all appropriate acknowledgements to Neil Young and Pearl Jam):

"Rocking in the Free State"
(to the tune of "Rocking in the Free World")

There are colors on the street...red, white, and blue.
People shufflin' their feet. People sleepin' in their shoes.
There's a warnin' sign on the road ahead.
There's a lot of people sayin' freedom's already dead.
Don't feel like a slave, but I am to them,
So I try to escape 'em, any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free state. [3x]

I see a Fed in the court with our rights in his hands,
He's throwin' them away, oh, in the garbage can.
Now with those out of the way, he's gone to make a bust.
He loves the power and he'll take it out on us.
That's one more kid that'll never go to school,
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free state. [3x]

The US of A, the United States...
Ain't a free place, it's not a free place...
Ain't got no privacy, barely got the right to speak...
There they got the right to keep an honest buck...
The USA ain't a free, free place...

There's a thousand points of light for the freedom-seeking man.
There's a kinder, gentler policeman's hand.
There's government drones, and reams of paper,
Bloodsucking taxes, layer on layer.
There's a man of the people, says "Keep hope alive."
Got fuel to burn, got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin' in the free state. [4x]
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Patriot69 on October 30, 2002, 12:52:50 am
That last one has my vote! Since most people kow it already, the seed is planted....

Now, if we can just get Tom Brokaw to at least HUM it.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Reaper on October 30, 2002, 10:48:58 am

My personal favorite FSP anthem would have to be

"For What It's Worth", by Buffalo Springfield.

It is perhaps a bit overused, but it never fails to inspire.

-mdw


That's a great one!  And I can play it too!

Here's the lyrics for those interested:

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH- Buffalo Springfield

There's something happening here
And what it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me that I've got to beware

CHORUS #1:
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look whats goin' down

There's battle lines being drawn
And nobody's right, if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

CHORUS #2:
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what goin' down

What a field day for the heat ooooh
A thousand people in the street  ooooh
Singin' songs, and carryin' signs  ooooh
Mostly say "hooray for our side"  ooooh

REPEAT CHORUS #2

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step outta line, the men come, and take you away

REPEAT CHORUS #2

**********************************************************

Also, there's a very good Black Sabbath song titled "Into the Void" about a group of people coming together to form a new free society.   However, I doubt heavy metal would work for us.  
Title: The Free State of Jones
Post by: underwater on January 03, 2003, 02:32:06 am
I accidentally stumbled upon this free MP3:

 ;D
http://www.blackdogrecords.com/caryhudson/freestateofjones.mp3
 ;D

Here is the back-story:

According to legend, Jones County in southern Mississippi seceded from the Confederacy during the Civil War. However, no evidence exists that such an event took place. The legend appears to have some basis in fact: the nickname "Free State of Jones" was used for the county, but was used in antebellum Mississippi and referred to the paucity of slaves in Jones County. A military operation was launched by the Confederate Army against an organization calling itself the Republic of Jones in late 1863 and early 1864. The Republic of Jones (and perhaps a second group called the Jones County Confederacy) appear to have been bands of Confederate Army deserters, who took refuge in the swamps and woods of Jones County. The Natchez Courier, a pro-Union newspaper, published a story lampooning the Confederacy in 1864, involving the supposed secession of Jones County. Encouraged by oral tradition, the legend has persisted to the present day.

From:
http://www.buckyogi.addr.com/footnotes/natgj.htm

See Also:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807826367
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: 5pectre on January 03, 2003, 10:08:31 am
The second one is probably more appropriate but I am a big Sepultura fan, so what they hey...

Sepultura

Refuse/Resist

Chaos A.D.
Tanks on the streets
Confronting police
Bleeding the plebs
Raging crowd
Burning cars
Bloodshed stars
Who'll be alive?!

Chaos A.D.
Army in siege
Total alarm
I'm sick of this
Inside the state
War is created
No man's land
What's this shit?!

Refuse/resist
Refuse

Chaos A.D.
Disorder unleashed
Starting to burn
Starting to lynch
Silence means death
Stand on your feet
Inner fear
Your worst enemy

Refuse/resist
Refuse/resist

Rage Against The Machine

Take The Power Back

Bring that shit in! Uggh!
Yeah, the movement's in motion with mass militant poetry
Now check this out...uggh!
In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and write

So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
Yo, we gotta take the power back!
Bam! Here's the plan
Motherfuck Uncle Sam
Step back, I know who I am
Raise up your ear, I'll drop the style and clear
It's the beats and the lyrics they fear
The rage is relentless
We need a movement with a quickness
You are the witness of change
And to counteract
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

The present curriculum
I put my fist in 'em
Eurocentric every last one of 'em
See right through the red, white and blue disguise
With lecture I puncture the structure of lies
Installed in our minds and attempting
To hold us back
We've got to take it back
'Cause holes in our spirit causin' tears and fears
One-sided stories for years and years and years
I'm inferior? Who's inferior?
Yea, we need to check the interior
Of the system that cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

Hey yo check, we're gonna have to break it, break it, break it down
Awww shit!
Uggh!
And like this...uggh!
Come on, yeah! Bring it back the other way!
The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can't recall
The student's eyes don't perceive the lies
Bouning off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school

Europe ain't my rope to swing on
Can't learn a thing from it
Yet we hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the motherfuckin' Weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
'Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

No more lies (8 times, building to a crescendo)
Uggh!
Yeah!
Take it back Joe
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back Joe, come on!
Take it back Joe
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back Joe, come on!
Uggh!
Yeah!

Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: wes237 on January 04, 2003, 02:54:13 pm
A song I've never heard untill recently, has been getting airplay on an obscure local station is Johnny Cash "A Man Comes Around". Not like any of the previous mentioned music on this thread, but it is sort of creepy and eerie (and slow with his aged voice) with a spiritual overtone, and when I hear it I think of the FSP.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: 5pectre on January 05, 2003, 01:17:56 pm
Also, there's a very good Black Sabbath song titled "Into the Void" about a group of people coming together to form a new free society.  However, I doubt heavy metal would work for us.

On the contrary, metal is the only way forward :)

As a side note, are there any musicians publically supporting the FSP?
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: MarkStephen on January 08, 2003, 02:57:27 am
Are the Good Times Really Over - Merle Haggard
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: SandyPrice on January 08, 2003, 09:19:27 am
Most classical musicians are deeply involved in their unions which makes me doubt they are freedom seekers.  Many of them are refugees from foreign countries and should be involved in all aspects of freedom.  

Pop music is something I know nothing about.  I have a couple of professional pop musicians in the family but they work from one union job to another.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: Reaper on January 09, 2003, 05:26:07 pm
Here's a good one (slightly modified by me):

They couldn't see what I thought would be so obvious
They hide behind the laws they made for all of us
The ministry of truth that deals with pretense
The ministry of peace that sits on offense
I'm washing my hands of what they're trying to do
It's for me, it's for me, it's for you, it's for you

I'm just a free state rebel
I'll tell you no lies
They say I worship the devil
They must be stupid or blind
I'm just a free state rebel

They live a life of fear and insecurity
And all you do is pay for their prosperity
The ministry of fear that won't let you live
The ministry of grace that doesn't forgive
Do what you will to try and make me conform
I'll make you wish that you had never been born

Cause I'm a free state rebel
I'll do what I please
Yes I'm a free state rebel
And I'm as free as the breeze
I'm just a free state rebel

They'll try playin' win your heart
They know it rules your head
If they could read between the lines
You know they'd see the real day

God only knows why they couldn't see the obvious
Is it because they manifest the incubus
The ministry of war that got caught in the draft
The ministry of joy that still hasn't laughed
When it's all boiled down and the day's at an end
I'll give you no bullshit and I'll never pretend

Cause I'm a free state rebel
I'll tell you no lies
They say I worship the devil
Why don't they open their eyes
I'm just a free state rebel
A free state rebel

********************************

It's Rock 'n' Roll Rebel by Ozzy Osbourne.  I just replaced Rock 'n' Roll with "free state" and defense with "offense".

Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: leogexG on February 01, 2003, 01:30:53 am
 Can't forget Bad Religion's album Stranger Than Fiction i.e. the songs Inner Logic,Better Off Dead,and The Handshake.
  Then theres the ever popular  Kinky Sex makes the World go round,Police Truck,and the all time fear your goverment  duo Holiday in Cambodia and California Ubber Alles(one version for Jerry Brown,one for Ronald Regan,but i wouldn't be surprised if Biafra releases one for G.W.)
 Basically any punk band worth their weight has written at least one good revolutionary song.Of course Blink-182 and Sum-41 type pop punk bands don't fit this category.
 Oh,and a whole lot of Devo:Jocko Homo and Freedom of Choice.
 I could go on and on,but who wants to hear me blathr,I've taken up enough space.
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: freedomroad on May 25, 2006, 07:43:38 pm
This thread was covered on the blog Hammer of Truth, http://hammeroftruth.com/2006/05/25/top-libertarian-songs/
Go to it and suggest you favorite libertarian songs as there is (likely) going to be a poll for the most libertarian song.
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: templersstorms on July 05, 2006, 07:51:51 am
Mushroomhead - Destroy the World Around Us - is an awesome one.
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: Ward Griffiths on July 05, 2006, 08:49:01 am
My own favorite singer on the subject of freedom is Leslie Fish, though her best work is not currently in print, what with Off Centaur Publications and Firebird Arts & Music being titsup.  If you can find them, I heartily recommend her tapes "Firestorm!" and "It's Sister Jenny's Turn to Throw the Bomb" (the latter especially for the song "Jefferson and Liberty").  Lyrics to a few of her songs are at http://www.lyricsdownload.com/fish-leslie-lyrics.html.
Title: Re:Revolution & Music
Post by: joe_m on July 05, 2006, 10:23:44 am
A few off the top of my head...

Queensryche: "Revolution Calling", "Anarchy X"
Suicidal Tendencies: "Give it Revolution"
Metallica: "...And Justice for All"
System of a Down: "P.L.U.C.K.", "War?", "Prison Song" and "Deer Dance"
Rage Against the Machine: "Killing in the Name"
Megadeth;"Peace Sells", "Kill the King"

and my favorite:
Corrosion of Conformity: "Vote with a Bullet"

This list is good but you forgot Metallica's "Escape":
"Out on my own, out to be free
"One with my mind, they just can't see
"No need to hear things that they say
"Life's for my own, to live my own way."

From a differnt part of the musical spectrum, I like Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up." For those of us who don't mind religious overtones, Marley's "Redemption Song" is also good.
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: Kacerdias on July 16, 2006, 12:47:26 am
Muse has a new song out that's in line with this thread. Ever listen to the lyrics to Knights of Cydonia?

Knights of Cydonia
--------------------------
Come ride with me through the veins of history
I'll show you a God who falls asleep on the job
How can we win when fools can be kings?
Don't waste your time or time will waste you

No-one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No-one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No-one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: JasonPSorens on July 25, 2006, 04:44:12 pm
I'm experimenting with an "audio signature." They probably won't always be "revolutionary," but this one is. :)
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: Denis Goddard on July 25, 2006, 05:07:49 pm
A 2.7 MB signature? This is the audio equivalent of Tracy's hideous lengthy signature over at NHFree?
Anyways, who is this band? They're singing "Live Free or Die", which is cool.
Pokerface?
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: JasonPSorens on July 25, 2006, 05:39:16 pm
A 2.7 MB signature? This is the audio equivalent of Tracy's hideous lengthy signature over at NHFree?
Anyways, who is this band? They're singing "Live Free or Die", which is cool.
Pokerface?

Yeah, "Don't tread on me...Live free or die." If I made it an mp3 it'd be a lot smaller, but then it might be difficult for some to open. Hm... dilemma... The band is Iced Earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iced_Earth).
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: JasonPSorens on November 02, 2006, 04:25:30 pm
Skyclad, "The Antibody Politic" (new audio sig)

If there's anyone else out there,
disillusioned just like me;
It's time we tried to turn the tide,
with an overwhelming minority.
The masses are numb, their ethics awry.
Nothing's as dumb as the Vox Populi.
So...
If there's anyone else out there,
aiming sawn-off philosophy;
Let's all unite and make things right,
with an overwhelming minority.
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: Quantrill on November 02, 2006, 11:04:39 pm
I'm in the process of writing some songs.  Hopefully I'll have some stuff available soon enough...
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: bwisok on November 05, 2006, 09:25:50 pm
Rocketman is a good singer of songs.  I believe he still gets to an occasional open mike night in between campaiign work.  I think the movement needs a lot more music... of all types.  If we had/have any classically trained musicians, esp. piano, I'd love to hear more humanistic and beautiful romantic stuff on solo instrument or with orchestra.  It wouldn't be as readily apparent the music was consistent with the new revolution, but, heck, how about reviving opera?  It almost always had an individualistic theme, sometimes the individual against the state.  The new libertarian opera: the world community of individuals kicks the corporate state's fat ass.
Title: Re: Revolution & Music
Post by: Ear on November 06, 2006, 02:49:31 am
I write songs for fun, and when we relocate to NH in Spring of 2007, I'll be keeping an eye out for people to play music with.  I'm mostly a singer, I just play guitar to write songs and to accompany myself when I don't have a band behind me.  We will most likely be in the general area of Manchester when we do move.

Here's me singing a song I wrote... the recording quality is horrendously bad, and as I say I'm not much of a guitar player:

http://www.jlasso.com/motis/Otis.Beard-Hole.in.my.Black.Levis.mp3

And here's me singing a cover of an old Merle Haggard song... again, the recording quality is pretty bad, and I had to use the same acoustic guitar to do the bass and the solo because I was in China and that's all I had!

http://www.jlasso.com/motis/Otis.Beard-Sing.Me.Back.Home.mp3

I'm not exclusively into country, by the way... it's just an easier idiom to screw around with when all you've got is an acoustic guitar to work with.  I can sing pretty much any genre or style you like, as long as I feel good about the material... and writing lyrics is a breeze for me.

If you're a musician living within about 50 miles of Manchester and you'd like to get something going on next year, drop me a line and we can talk about it.