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  • tantalus
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    Northern Ireland Troubles

    This song was written by the irish band Cranberries. Despite the vast majority of dead occuring on the island of ireland, they wrote this song about the tragic death of 2 children at the hands of the IRA in a bombing in northern England, 3 year old Jonathan Ball and 12 year old Tim Parry. The bombs exploded in litter bins as they were shopping for mother days cards.

    No justice has ever been served and the murders remain unsolved.

    Bad Wolves cover with some altered lyrics for the 21st century

    The second video only makes since from reference to the first. Dolores actually died the day they were supposed to record this version and the video pays homage to the original song video and her.

    Last edited by tantalus; 12 Sep 20,, 15:58.

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  • tantalus
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    Originally posted by Double Edge View Post
    This one has prolly got a new lease of life. Came out six months after the LA Riots circa 1992



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_in_the_Name
    Indeed, Fitting when you want to direct your anger towards the puppeteers.

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  • Double Edge
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    This one has prolly got a new lease of life. Came out six months after the LA Riots circa 1992



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_in_the_Name
    Last edited by Double Edge; 10 Sep 20,, 22:31.

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  • Double Edge
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    On the best political songs of recent years which is relevant today as it was in my younger days of the decline of Britain's industrial heartlands and the incompetence of public and private leaders to halt this descent into a country which is now reliant on service industries
    Matt Johnson's work is great

    "I'm attacking those working class Tories and middle class who still think Britain is on a par economically with France and Germany...I wanted to write a classic song which is basically representative of its time, a record that in 1999 people will put on and it will remind them exactly of this period of time... you know it took 18 months to write on and off because I knew it was the most important song I was writing."
    Beneath the old iron bridges, across the Victorian parks
    And all the frightened people running home before dark
    Past the Saturday morning cinema that lies crumbling to the ground
    And the piss stinking shopping center in the new side of town
    I've come to smell the seasons change and watch the city
    As the sun goes down again

    Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes
    Here comes another winter waitin' for utopia
    Waitin' for hell to freeze over

    This is the land where nothing changes
    The land of red buses and blue blooded babies
    This is the place, where pensioners are raped
    And the hearts are being cut from the welfare state
    Let the poor drink the milk while the rich eat the honey
    Let the bums count their blessings while they count the money

    So many people can't express what's on their minds
    Nobody knows them and nobody ever will
    Until their backs are broken and their dreams are stolen
    And they can't get what they want then they're gonna get angry

    Well it ain't written in the papers, but it's written on the walls
    The way this country is divided to fall
    So the cranes are moving on the skyline
    Trying to knock down this town

    But the stains on the heartland, can never be removed
    From this country that's sick, sad, and confused

    Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes
    Here comes another winter waitin' for utopia
    Waitin' for hell to freeze over

    The ammunition's being passed and the lords been praised
    But the wars on the televisions will never be explained
    All the bankers gettin' sweaty beneath their white collars
    As the pound in our pocket turns into a dollar

    This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
    This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
    This is the 51st state of the U.S.A
    Last edited by Double Edge; 09 Jun 19,, 15:16.

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  • Double Edge
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    From Uganda



    Last edited by Double Edge; 02 Feb 19,, 20:36.

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  • Double Edge
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    This

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  • DOR
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    Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post


    I would say the entire Woodstock album but Richie Havens sums it all up so well in these simple 4 minutes.
    Did we already cover the Fixin' To Die Rag by Country Joe McDonald and the Fish, also from Woodstock?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W7-ngmO_p8

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  • Albany Rifles
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    I would say the entire Woodstock album but Richie Havens sums it all up so well in these simple 4 minutes.

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  • Double Edge
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    One for Tibet

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  • Artesh
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    Originally posted by Double Edge View Post





    Unofficial Videos.





    Official Videos.

    Wow!

    Yup!!!
    Benam Mehrkhan, a.k.a. Bahman Deev, Is first Iranian Rapper and This song is First Persian Rap Song. Song is for 1990. nowadays, he lives in U.S. .

    Bahram Nouraie, a.k.a. Bahram, Is one of most famous Iranian Rappers. he is well known for "نامه ای به رئیس جمهور" "Letter to President", (Yes, i forgot this song in the list, sorry.) , and Inja Irane. He lives in Sweden.

    Salume MC, is First Iranian Female Rapper, she mostly sings Political / Protest Style.

    Yaser Bakhtyari, a.k.a. YAS, he lives in Iran.

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  • Double Edge
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    Originally posted by Artesh View Post
    Some Persian Songs ...

    1- DeeV - Dasta Bala

    2- Bahram - Inja Irane

    3- Putak - Oon Dehgan e Fadakar Koo?

    4- Salome MC - Shah Mast o Sheikh Mast

    5- Justina - Rahro

    6- Justina - Eshtebah

    7- Justina - Gorbe ye Nar

    8- Emitu - Ghatreh

    9- Bizzard - Iran e Man

    10- YAS - Az Chi Begam?

    11- Rez - Dokhtar e Maman

    12- Saleck - Jonun (Album)

    13- Sasan Sunami - Baz Az 57 (Album








    Wow!
    Last edited by Double Edge; 24 Jul 18,, 10:31.

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  • Artesh
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    Some Persian Songs ...

    1- DeeV - Dasta Bala

    2- Bahram - Inja Irane

    3- Putak - Oon Dehgan e Fadakar Koo?

    4- Salome MC - Shah Mast o Sheikh Mast

    5- Justina - Rahro

    6- Justina - Eshtebah

    7- Justina - Gorbe ye Nar

    8- Emitu - Ghatreh

    9- Bizzard - Iran e Man

    10- YAS - Az Chi Begam?

    11- Rez - Dokhtar e Maman

    12- Saleck - Jonun (Album)

    13- Sasan Sunami - Baz Az 57 (Album)

    And So many other songs ...

    but these are most famous ones!!!

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  • Double Edge
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    Thought this one goes here

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  • Toby
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    Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Where the fuck is the like button!?!??!
    God? we want a like button! ;-)



    I seriously wonder how the hell Jeff gets a guitar to do that....

    Some more Jeff, just coz..

    Last edited by Toby; 29 Aug 17,, 22:10.

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  • Albany Rifles
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    Where the fuck is the like button!?!??!

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