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    Thanks for the shot of Punk BR. If rap expressed the feelings of inner urban blacks in the US and reggae covered afro-Carribeans, punk was the music of a certain segment of white youth. More of this to come over the next week.

    I have always loved this song. oh the irony that Gerry Brown IS back.




    one of the great live performances



    A lyric change here made this into a song about the murder of gay San Francisco councilman Harvey Milk & Mayor George Moscone by felow councilman Dan White - White got off using the infamous 'twinkie defence' (probably helped that he killed a prominent gay politician). Jello Biafra once ran for Mayor of SFO. he lost.



    Another cover...of sorts. Call it an updating of a classic.



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    Land of confusion....Genesis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU9lv_WqK6k

    Winds of Change... The Scorpions.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ

    Goodnight Saigon..Billy Joel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjzjhl-QztE

    Bullet the Blue Sky......U2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3PaGQMGqXU
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    How about Metallica's classics: One, Master Of Puppets, and For Whom The Bell Tolls.





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    Some of Australia's political songs rival anything anywhere with their brutal honesty and grasp of reality.

    This is amongst the very best of that legacy.



    Even though its 30 years old, this next one is very relevant in todays times.

    Conquistador of Mexico
    The Zulu and the Navaho
    The Belgians in the Congo
    Plantation in Virginia
    The Raj in British India
    The deadline in South Africa

    The story of El Salvador
    The silence of Hiroshima
    Destruction of Cambodia

    Short memory, must have a short memory

    The sight of hotels by the Nile
    The designated Hilton style
    With running water specially bought

    A smallish man Afghanistan
    A watch dog in a nervous land
    They're only there to lend a hand
    The friendly five a dusty smile
    Wake up in a sweat at dead of night
    And in the tents new rifles, hey, short memory

    Short memory, must have a short memory



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    Quote Originally Posted by SW4U View Post

    Alot of the heavier drugs used at that concert and by the musicians making a lot of the protest songs of that era, were smuggled into America by their own military, sometimes in body bags of fallen soldiers from that conflict in south east asia. Very ironic strange and surreal way of telling the world that drug use is wrong.

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    Johnny Clegg :


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    U2


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    Pink Floyd :


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    Gracias a la vida (by Mercedes Sosa) :


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