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Oct 10 2011 02:21
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You want some acoustic tunes? Jessie Williams is fantastic - http://jessiewilliams.webs.com/downloads.htm

For real, saw her live in Houston, great show, but she was a bit wasted

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Mar 25 2012 09:56

Thought this might of interest:

http://www.christiebooks.com/ChristieBooksWP/2012/02/arena-3-anarchism-in-music-guest-edited-by-daniel-oguerin-9-95-inc-pp/

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Mar 25 2012 12:51

Radical - Anarchy

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Apr 23 2012 04:42

The first thing that came my to mind was Skryabin's unfinished Mysterium.

I mean, this was the most mental idea whose outcome was supposed to be nothing else than the end of the world...

"Scriabin intended that the performance of this work, to be given in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, would last seven days and would be followed by the end of the world, with the human race replaced by 'nobler beings'.”

Too bad he never finished it.

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Apr 23 2012 13:47

pretty subversive

EL P - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8NuE5AdNA

ALLFLAWS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NFcHz4pqIo

ATMOSPHERE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4zvYLxZuf8

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Apr 23 2012 19:41

Cee Lo Green - Fuck You

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Apr 23 2012 22:20
mindmatter wrote:

EL P

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Apr 24 2012 06:53

These are not specifically anarchist, but express revolutionary socialist sentiment.

Style Council, Walls Come Tumbling Down!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhC1jFz7-c

And Aztec Camera, Good Morning Britain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WyChNh_p-E

I like them smile

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Apr 24 2012 15:53

VT (hip hop collective who use folk samples from around the world) often have an anarchist message and are very working class - http://verbalterrorists.bandcamp.com/

I also saw Drowning Dog perform once (female anarchist mc) and she works with DJ Malatesta.

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May 16 2012 02:36

Try reggae anarcho-syndicalst stylee available from the ASF-IWA website. It features downloadable tunes from General Strike as well as The Sab-Cats.

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May 16 2012 12:30

wink

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May 16 2012 14:22

Doesn't Comrade malone have a new album out soon?

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Jan 12 2014 10:14

BEST IWW SONG

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Jan 12 2014 12:10

Not this:

http://youtu.be/WG6XF84ymsQ

What's really funny about this one is that is made by a capitalist that has found a nice little niche in the alternative/life stylist scene, and is doing very nicely from it.
Stonking baseline though.

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Jan 22 2014 04:38

for those interested in industrial type stuff here's a band from Belgium

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

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Jan 22 2014 12:11

Keeping it simple - The Blackleg Miner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFG3C02kmtk

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Jan 23 2014 09:42

General Strike now available on Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/lugius-commilito/fed5

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May 31 2014 06:27

The latest from General Strike:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/General-Strike/677702198927384?ref=hl

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May 31 2014 15:20

Witold Lutoslawski's Symphony No.3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK8gvqWEFpk about the Polish uprising against the Russian-backed police state - full of tension, hope, horror, repression, exultation and hectic random motion redolent of the news scenes at the time

Luciano Berio's Sinfonia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZpU7ZR3PXA written in 1968 about the French uprisings and using a multitude of sources for its text from Beckett and Levi-Strauss to the situationist-style wall slogans each broken up into its sounds and interacting on multiple levels, the running street battles and confrontations at the barricades, the sit-ins, the repression make up a lot of the musical subject matter contained within a vast theatre of collective memory

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May 31 2014 17:06
Lugius wrote:
General Strike now available on Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/lugius-commilito/fed5

I am very confused. I couldn't listen to the latest as I don't do Facebook but listened to this one and I can't figure out what cheesy cod reggae with Rolf Harris playing lead on the Stylophone has got to do with anarchism???

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May 31 2014 18:32
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Lugius wrote:
General Strike now available on Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/lugius-commilito/fed5

I am very confused. I couldn't listen to the latest as I don't do Facebook but listened to this one and I can't figure out what cheesy cod reggae with Rolf Harris playing lead on the Stylophone has got to do with anarchism???

haha! Everyone should start soundtracking their riotporn with this stuff it would do wonders for the image of anarchism.

Anyway Webby I reccon you should come out of your closet now and do a three page thread with your own true music selection. I've been sensing some self censoring for a while now!

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I am very confused. I couldn't listen to the latest as I don't do Facebook but listened to this one and I can't figure out what cheesy cod reggae with Rolf Harris playing lead on the Stylophone has got to do with anarchism???

Sorry about that, I posted the wrong link, try this:

https://soundcloud.com/lugius-commilito/federation-radio-edit

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Jul 3 2014 13:34
Cooked wrote:
Webby wrote:
Lugius wrote:
General Strike now available on Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/lugius-commilito/fed5

I am very confused. I couldn't listen to the latest as I don't do Facebook but listened to this one and I can't figure out what cheesy cod reggae with Rolf Harris playing lead on the Stylophone has got to do with anarchism???

haha! Everyone should start soundtracking their riotporn with this stuff it would do wonders for the image of anarchism.

Anyway Webby I reccon you should come out of your closet now and do a three page thread with your own true music selection. I've been sensing some self censoring for a while now!

Coo! The throwing down of a gauntlet, eh?

Alrighty then! Anarchist music? Well, I only know about the dreaded 'Anarcho Punk'. Yeah, I know it's pretty unpopular around here but to me it was extremely important and very exciting. There I was, 16 years old, interested only in music, clothes, drugs and girls and then I read the fold out sleeve of a Flux of Pink Indians single - it covered war, animal abuse and all the isms you can imagine. My head just fucking exploded! Life became so much more interesting and purposeful. Every aspect of life needed reevaluating. Nihilistic punk bullshit became the last thing that I wanted to aspire to. Punk was now a positive force that could do something worth doing instead of lining the pockets of revolting Westbourne Grove trendies like The Clash and their ilk.
The gigs were phenomenal! Crass and 15 other bands plus free soup at the squatted Zig Zag Club for 50p. The Ambulance Station squat in the Old Kent Road where I saw, amongst others, a 15 year old Bjork. In no time me and my mates formed a band and played at the Ambulance Station as well. We also toured with 2 of my favourite bands at the time - DIRT and Antisect. We were shit but they gave us a go and we had a blast!
The much maligned Crass started it and pretty much saw it through. I FUCKING LOVED CRASS!!! There energy, their dedication, their incredible artwork and most of all their brilliant sense of humour which all of the po faced haters never fail to miss. Ok, so they didn't offer a viable anarchist revolutionary theory - like I gave a fuck at that time. Through them I got my first glimpse into the stinking world of government, corporations and religion. I also got my first taste of feminism(check out the album Penis Envy), anti racism etc.
Certainly they could be labeled life stylists and I find lifestyleism to a pretty empty concept these days but I'm not going to throw the baby out with the bath water.
On the musical front, at the later stages some truly original and interesting music was made. Crass, Flux and Antisect smashed it, especially Flux - their Uncarved Block album still cuts the mustard to this day.
Say what you like, but at the very least anarcho punk woke up millions of young people to the shit that was happening in the world. Ok, so most of them did fuck all about it but many changed their attitude to a more honest and caring one.
It's easy, if it didn't affect you, to sneer at its impotence and many faults. Question it if you like but in the words of Crass, I would reply with my own question - 'and what if I told you to fuck off?!'.

As for my own music selection, maybe later. For now though, getting back to the OP, here is an anarchist playing some music:

http://youtu.be/Veely6MOyGo

Available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and funerals.

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Jul 3 2014 14:43

Well its the Sex Pistols of course silly!

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Jul 5 2014 09:31

I'm very disappointed with you lot - after months of holding back I finally put my pro anarcho punk position out there and no response. Where are the expected withering comments and the poker up the arse deconstructions? Not even a single down vote or a 'is that really you in the video Webby, you fat bastard'?
Pah! What a bunch of lamearse slackers.

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Jul 6 2014 10:27
Webby wrote:
I'm very disappointed with you lot - after months of holding back I finally put my pro anarcho punk position out there and no response. Where are the expected withering comments and the poker up the arse deconstructions? Not even a single down vote or a 'is that really you in the video Webby, you fat bastard'?
Pah! What a bunch of lamearse slackers.

I'm actually a vintage slack-dick mate!!

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Jan 10 2016 12:34
Eastern Barbarian wrote:
there is a record lable from Poland releasing anarchist songs on CDs- http://www.czsz.bzzz.net/czarny/contact (online contact form) they have CD called Freedom or Death with lots of Russian and Ukrainian anarchist songs about Machno, Anti-fascism , anarchism etc.. (they were working on English translation of lyrics but not sure if its finished),.

It seems that the web page is down from quite long.

Can anybody help me to find that songs? I offer myself to exchange revolutionary anarchist music. Contact me in my Twitter account: @Pez_Robot. Thanks in advance

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Jan 10 2016 13:10

Anarchist lyrics

Fuck is women's money.
We pay with our bodies.
There is no purity in our love.
No beauty. Just bribery.
It's all the fucking same.
We make soldiers with our submission.
Wars with our isolation.

Fuck is womens money.
We pay with our bodies.
There no purity in motherhood.
No beauty. Just bribery.
It's all the fucking same.
We are all slaves to sexual histories.
Our awareness of whoredom can be release.

War is mens money.
They pay with their bodies.
There is no purity in that game,
Only blood, death and bribery.
It's all the fucking same.
But we've got the power.
Don't just stand there and take submission on the strength of fear.
FIGHT WAR, NOT WARS.

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Jan 11 2017 03:50

I stumbled across this through a google search, and finally created a Libcom account just to reply. The anarchist/conscious/revolution music scene is absolutely HUGE and getting bigger every year smile Not all of these folks would self-identify, and not all of them are quite there with their philosophy, but they are all on the path at least. Here are some of my favorites (I will most likely end up editing as I remember more):

Since I'm typing this on a phone, and the ratio is very distinct, I'm only going to label the artists who are not hip-hop. After spending well over an hour making this list nice links to every one of these artists, the website told me that it was considered spam, so here's just the names I guess.

Alais Clay
Brother Ali
DISL Automatic
Dustin Thomas (Beat-Boxing, Acoustic Guitar, etc)
Fetti Profoun/The Profoun Poet
Freedom Movement (Jazz-Hop)
Jordan Page (Acoustic Rock)
Keith Wallace
Kite 9d3
Kurt David Robinson
MC Xander (Vocal Looping, Reggae-Hop)
Medicine for the People (World)
Metanoia (Big Band)
Michael Franti & Spearhead (Reggae-Rock-Hop)
Mike Love (Reggae)
Payday Monsanto
Peace Officer
Potent Whisper
Ralph Smart (Hard to Genre)
Rebelution (Reggae)
Rob Hustle
Shea Freedom (Hard to Genre)
Steve Grant
Soul Pros
The Polish Ambassador (Electronic)
Tommy Truther (Pop Rock)
Trillion (Hard to Genre)
Triumph (Rock)
Truniversal
Wandering Monks (Big Band Hip-Hop)
Wookiefoot (Reggae-Rock-Hip-Hop-Funk)
Your Friendly Neighborhood Anarchists (Punk/Metal)

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Jan 11 2017 23:24

If you have the links, please PM them to me and I'll add them or turn them into a library article.