Few protest songs have made such an impact on me when it comes to protest songs that doesn’t deal with racism such as Bob Dylans “Masters of War” from 1963. He takes a real stab at the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned about in his famous speech in 1961. He doesn’t hold any punches, and I love his harsh tone, especially in the last verse:
I would love to be in an open field either somewhere in at an ancient native territory in the U.S or deep into the jungle of Amazonas and having this on the highest volume on the biggest speakers you can think of. Immediately when the track starts out you’re just right there and then it keeps building up and when the crescendo at the end hits, you feel euphoric … almost like an out of body experience (not that I have ever had one).
“Breathe Me” is the lead single from Sia’s third studio album Colour the Small One. It’s a sad, orchestral ballad about being in depression and needing a friend for comfort. It was introduced to me at the series endings of HBO’s amazing five season Six Feet Under. It always get me in an extreme melancholic mode, thinking about life & death, what’s the point of everything (if any), how we don’t really appreciate friends and family until it’s too late.
This is one of my all-time favorite “pump-myself-up” tracks. It’s simply amazing in both the Mad Cobra & Robyns versions. Robyns performance on Letterman show is simply one energy boost of the ages. The lyrics here are not that much to talk about, but the entire feeling of the songs hits the right spots for me.
Aaaaaargh, this is heavy as sh*t! Heavy, aggressive and at the same time you just wanna melodic. You just wanna doom dance ala Candlemass Messiah Marcolin. Fantastic doom!
As a matter of fact the whole album is awesome (Read review here). Love how the video capture the aggressive sound, the furious look in singer Rikke Emilie List eyes. Just turn up the volume and feel the heaviness.
“Land of Darkness” is the second single out and is a showcase for vocalist Urskogr’s rasped and guttural delivery, filthier than ever but tempered by clean passages, adding elements of both strength and vulnerability which only deepen the overall sense of a looming end. Urskogr from the band explain ….
Country singer Johnny Cash cultivated a bad boy image and was so good at it many thought he was a hardened criminal who did time behind bars. He was a guest at a few different prisons, but as a performer, not an inmate. And while prison destroys many lives, it was the performance at Folsom that saved Cash.
BBC Radio 1 will not play the original version of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl this Christmas, because its audience may be offended by some of the lyrics.
The station said young listeners were particularly sensitive to derogatory terms for gender and sexuality. It will instead play an edited version with different lyrics sung by MacColl. But the 1987 original will still be played on Radio 2, while 6 Music DJs can choose between the two versions.
So this is a classic Swedish Punk/Hardcore act, with Swedish lyrics. The bandname is Strebers, which translates to ”The Highfliers”. The title is ”Mitt Blod/Ditt Blod”, which then loosely translates to ”Your Blood is Worth as Much as Mine”. An outspoken anti-racist band with extremely good lyrics, and this is one of the best’. The title pretty much says it all, in short, it’s about a man growing up in a poor war infested country that escapes to build a better future in the west. Here he gets racist slurs yelled at him when walking down the streets, from the so-called civilized population of the earth…
Sorry to Say it … Cunt … but you’re Fired! This song has to be the best “Fuck off” song ever written to a politican. Although it’s funny as hell, it also have every single word hit him right in his carrot demon face. In 2 minutes and 17 seconds Van Buuren succedes with including a lot. not a single word is a filler….
The song is sung from the viewpoint of the Queen of Hearts in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The music video for “Heads Will Roll” was directed by Richard Ayoade. It features the band playing in a (presumably) underground venue when a dancing werewolf (whose dancing is reminiscent of Michael Jackson) appears on stage. A light flashes halfway through the music video and the werewolf transforms. He then proceeds to chase after the audience and kills most of them. The video then ends with the band having been murdered while Karen O continues singing, her head severed from her body……
In the early hours of February 4, 1999, a 23-year-old Guinean immigrant named Amadou Diallo (born September 2, 1975) was fatally shot by four New York City Police Department plainclothes officers: Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon, and Kenneth Boss. Carroll would later claim to have mistaken him for a rape suspect from one year earlier, a claim never confirmed by objective evidence. The officers fired a total of 41 shots, 19 of which struck Diallo, outside his apartment at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
On Black Sabbath’s swansong, the album “13” from 2013 we find this track, “God is dead?”, the first single from that album. and the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1998’s “Psycho Man” and “Selling My Soul” from Reunion. The music video, directed by Peter Joseph, known for the Zeitgeist film series,[ was released on 10 June 2013.
The concept of the song is a clearly inspired by Friedrich Nietzsches “Gott Ist Tot” that you can read about down below …
Vader, a Death Metal band from Poland that was formed back in 1986. On this one, “Impressions In Blood” the bands seventh studio album, not counting the cover album “Future of the Past” from 1996 we find the track “Helleluyah (God Is Dead)”.
A music video was shot and it was directed by Andrzej Wyrozębski. Janusz Król was responsible for special effects and the set design for the video, while Sławomir Panasewicz was the cameraman. In Poland, the album “Impressions in Blood” landed at position No. 8. The album also charted in Japan.
“Justice is Lost … Justice is Raped … Justice is Gone”
Metallicas fourth album takes on the oppression of the system. The System that you were told was for your protection. On this track they make the case against the justice system. That it’s not so much about justice for you as it is for those with money and lawyer against lawyer. The lines “Apathy their stepping stone, So unfeeling, Hidden deep animosity, So deceiving” says it all.