THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, UH, LEFT, UM, SORTA
ANTI-WAR SONGS, THE NEXT GENERATION
STILL ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD
Sunday Music Video Contest & Rock 'N' Roll Party, XXXTREME Edition
Here's some of that semi-articulate rage that helped put Obama over the top, by motivating a new generation of slackers to finally get off their asses and vote. These songs were recommended by Tom Grierson of About.com . Cuz WTF do I know about this sh*t. I'm an old man. Suddenly.
The year's top ten Protest Rock songs, picked by some kid who knows better than me, probly. It's all noise to me, y'know? Where's the melody, the harmony, the lyrics? How can you dance to this? Will anybody still listen to these kids' music in twenty, thirty, forty years or more? Who's going to whistle these tunes? Whose going to make love to them? Who's going to be their balladeer, their troubador, their crooner of sweet melodies, like Hank Williams, Little Richard, Eric Burdon, Iggy Stooge, Sid Vicious, or the Dead Kennedy's? Where's the freakin ROMANCE, hanh? I dunno. These kids today. I guess I'm just not "happenin'" any more, or something, y'know? Dag-nab it!
"filter - Only You (Stripped) - Remixes For The Damned"
Ah, sweet melody of death.
YOUTUBE: BLACK STONE CHERRY
"Black Stone Cherry - Peace Is Free"
It's what the kids are listening to today, I don't know.
YOUTUBE: TOM MORELLO
"Tom Morello - The Fabled City"
Ambiguous populist folk-rant. Not bad, for a Gen-X'er.
YOUTUBE: SCARS ON BROADWAY
"Scars on broadway - They Say Offical Video"
My favorite one of these. Lots of f*cking in it.
"Shinedown - Devour - Official Video"
Mainstream Top-40 commercial protest rock, complete with MTV video. Hm.
YOUTUBE: NINE INCH NAILS
"Nine Inch Nails - Letting You Rehearsal"
Anti-Bush Indie Alt-Rock on the heavy side.
YOUTUBE: ONE DAY AS A LION
"One Day As A Lion-Wild International"
"Disturbed - Indestructible"
Screamin' LA-style punk-metal for "baby-killers" in Iraq. Good beat. I gave it a 7, cuz I could dance to it.
[Cross-posted at CoffeeHouseStudio by cosanostradamus.]
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