Originally Posted by bhunter
I'm, somewhat ironically, a big fan of protest songs. I enjoy Nina Simone's work. Besides, anyone who would shoot their neighbor with an air gun because they disturbed their train of thought gets bonus points.
Malvina Reynolds' "Little Houses" is one of my all time favorites. War's lengthy "Get Down" from War Live is another good protest song I enjoy.
Aside from the common stuff, what are some of your favorites?
Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane-they popularized that phrase "Up against the wall, motherfu**er. Ronny Reagan plagerized them with his "tear down the wall" speech. Some early eco protest stuff there, too. The refrain, "Whether you scream the human dream, it doesn't mean shit to a tree" was a goodie.
Who can forget Little Feat's "A-political Blues"?
Woody Guthrie is another.
Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun by Jefferson Starship.