What is the most beautiful song that summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment?

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Oct 4 2011 13:39

lol.

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Oct 4 2011 17:22
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the most incredibly subversive performance of a socialist song ever

Surely a contender;

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Oct 4 2011 21:25

forward by dysoniq

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Oct 7 2011 05:01

That's the best version of "16 tons", ever! Ironic that the Tennessee Ernie Ford's version was no.1 in the hit parade just a few months before the Red Army invaded Hungary (singing "you'll owe your soul to the Communist store" perhaps).

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Oct 9 2011 21:22

Miles davies - Freedom Jazz Dance
http://youtu.be/yJ11cArknek

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Oct 17 2011 10:05
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Lovely ...

don't stop til you get enough by michael jackson from the off the wall album, it was a lead single, released in the summer of 1979

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Oct 17 2011 13:12

Patsy Grace: Falling

I don't know her politics, but the song is very moving. The video is someone else's so take or leave that.
Aside from this, of all those listed, I'd go with Vaneigem too.

Edit: If you like a sing-a-long, but aren't any good at remembering lyrics, there's Here's to You.

I've always liked Bella Ciao (here with added Makhno, plus a Chumbawamba reinterpretation), but that is more of a partisan song.

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Dec 2 2011 01:56

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhNN9GIbsS0

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Dec 3 2011 21:24

Don't know about the most beautiful song, or even a lib-com sentiment... But just been listening to this (under-rated) album, which has a couple of good tunes about revolution.

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Dec 12 2011 18:06

oh the shame of posting a Dolly Parton song wink

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Dec 18 2011 07:22

Best folk punk band in existence right now.

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Dec 18 2011 10:33

Here's a lovely version of Addio Lugano Bella: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k84G4ODpBsE

How do you embed a video into Libcom?

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Dec 24 2011 00:00
batswill wrote:
laughing I suppose is internal dancing

I'm just re-reading this thread (my .mp3 died and didn't have any of the music backed up cry ) to get.ideas and I just realised that I really like this line. Speaking as someone who can't dance to save my life, might I add.

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Dec 26 2011 21:36
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How do you embed a video into Libcom?

click the 'quote' icon but put youtube inside
click 'share' on the youtube page
quote the video link and then delete the 'http://youtu.be/' bit.
Just quote one of the videos above to see what it should look like.

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Dec 26 2011 22:50

Viva la FAI is my favourite...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27qsCiEvVhQ

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Dec 26 2011 23:08

Wilco version of a Woody Guthrie song: Jolly Banker

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Jan 29 2012 22:03
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Feb 4 2012 19:13
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Feb 11 2012 15:43

My favourite rapper Slaine on the importance of collective direct action

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Feb 11 2012 18:42
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Feb 12 2012 18:27

Watched Harlan County, USA recently. Amazing film.

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Feb 19 2012 11:18

Right before the eu summit in gothenburg in 2001, the Swedish anarchist (and singer of the Gothenburg band The Haunted) recorded a song I still think is very good. It was distributed for free on the website of the anarchist weekly yelah.net
http://peterdolving.bandcamp.com/track/let-them-swing

http://www.yelah.net/arkiverad/swing
Because Freedom is a tower where the watchman blows his horn
It must always be kept dearer than the merchants price of gold
The glory of that tower is a frail and brittle thing
If no-one tends to call - the damage done.

The gentlemen and women of the so-called ruling class,
they persist in making promises like threats to little children.
They boast in broad-day light of growing market-shares and profit,
then they milk the processed middle-class like cattle before slaughter...
let them swing...

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Feb 14 2012 17:13
altemark wrote:
Right before the eu summit in gothenburg in 2001, the Swedish anarchist (and singer of the Gothenburg band The Haunted) did a great song swedish anarchist to be spread for free on the anarchist weekly yelah.net site
http://peterdolving.bandcamp.com/track/let-them-swing

http://www.yelah.net/arkiverad/swing
Because Freedom is a tower where the watchman blows his horn
It must always be kept dearer than the merchants price of gold
The glory of that tower is a frail and brittle thing
If no-one tends to call - the damage done.

The gentlemen and women of the so-called ruling class,
they persist in making promises like threats to little children.
They boast in broad-day light of growing market-shares and profit,
then they milk the processed middle-class like cattle before slaughter...
let them swing...

Best song of thread so far tbh

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Feb 19 2012 03:29

Yeah that's a great tune

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Feb 23 2012 09:49

yeah, that is a big song!

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Feb 23 2012 10:39

This song was, more or less, written for the J30 strike by two London SF members:

http://soundcloud.com/catandizzy/bugger-work

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Feb 23 2012 15:07

If the Houses of Parliament ever burn down, I swear I'm going right there in my white vest to sing this. (@ 2:23m)

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Feb 23 2012 15:27

23 seconds in..

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Feb 23 2012 16:18

We Will Win
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbbAXVLi10
well we might not win, but its a good cheesy chorus nonetheless

also

Tom Robinson-Up against the wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ9qR7CMCvo
and if it hasn't been mentioned already, a bit of Motorhead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h45WnW0ASFY

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Feb 23 2012 17:00

Has this been posted yet?