Submitted by batswill on August 6, 2011

For me it is 'Everybody wants to rule the world' by Tears for Fears.

Hungry56

10 years 10 months ago

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NWA - Fuck the Police

batswill

10 years 10 months ago

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Hungry56

NWA - Fuck the Police

My son is right into them, beautiful, to dismantle generational values and apply aesthetic analysis to an environmental and its historical context.

batswill

10 years 10 months ago

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Hungry56

NWA - Fuck the Police

My son is right into them, beautiful, to dismantle generational values and apply aesthetic analysis to an environment and its historical context.

Ed

10 years 10 months ago

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[youtube]09s5B-EFafA[/youtube]

Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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Big Rock Candy Mountain's one. (the finger wagging advice given on this site's reproduction of the lyrics is laughable and totally against the spirit of the song, which was originally written by a Wobbly).

Wellclose Square

10 years 10 months ago

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Alternatively, there's the Burl Ives version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPqrTaVXJhI

Auld-bod

10 years 10 months ago

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The song that’s given me the best buzz recently is ‘No Gods & Precious Few Heroes’, by Dick Gaughan, though its main thrust is anti (Scots) nationalist.

The politico songs that I’ve played longest are probably from Judy Collins’ ‘In My Life’ LP, ‘Pirate Jenny’ and ‘Marat/Sade’. Of course Lotte Lenya’s original version of ‘Pirate Jenny’ is a very powerful statement of proletarian revenge.

My first choice as the finest libertarian communist statement, is not overtly political, it is Leo Kottke’s version of the Kris Kristofferson song, ‘Here Comes That Rainbow Again’. The sentiments speak to a basic decency in human beings without which free communism is only a pipe dream.

Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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Wellclose Square:

Alternatively, there's the Burl Ives version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPqrTaVXJhI

But it's a censored version, Wellclose. It misses out this last verse, imo the best:

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin,
And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
There ain't no short-handled shovels, no axes, saws or picks,
I'm a-goin' to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

I guess the guy who wrote it was influenced by the old 14th century Irish poem The Land Of Cockaygne (translated into modern English):

Big Rock Candy Mountain, first recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928, is a song about a hobo's idea of paradise, a modern version of the medieval concept of Cockaigne. It is a place where "hens lay soft boiled eggs" and there are "cigarette trees." McClintock claims to have written the song in 1895 based on tales from his misspent youth hoboing through the United States, but some believe the song, or at least aspects of it, have existed for far longer.

(Wikipedia).

Auld-bod

10 years 10 months ago

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I’m fairly sure that Pete Seeger recorded a live version of ‘The Big Rock Candy Mountain’ in the sixties, which included the last verse.

Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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By the way, that Judy Collins "Marat/Sade" song is taken from the British version of the play "The Marat/Sade" (full title: "The persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum at Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade"...rolls off the tongue). Remember the song being sung on a demo, probably back in 1970, by John Barker, Jim Greenfield and others, later to become famous for being part of the Angry Brigade. Those were the days. It's a bit Leninist in its original version:

Marat we're poor
And the poor stay poor
Marat don't make us wait anymore
Poor old Marat they hunt you down
The bloodhounds are sniffing all over the town
Poor old Marat you work til your eyes turn as red as rust
poor old Marat
We trust in you ....

- though it's contradictory, since it also attacks the new ruling class:

We've got new generals our leaders are new
They sit and they argue and all that they do
Is sell their own colleagues and ride upon their backs
And jail them and break them and give them all the axe
Screaming in language that no one understands
Of the rights that we grabbed with our own bleeding hands
When we wiped out the bosses and stormed through the wall
Of the prison they told us would outlast us all

It's written by Adrian Mitchell, one of those "libertarian" professional poets from that epoch when everything was being questioned, a cultural recuperator, but not bad in terms of the content of his stuff, and certainly reads like something extremely radical in this epoch. Though as this epoch ends and the class struggle hots up in practice, there'll be (and already are) far more recuperators trying to express it as part of their career.
One of the songs from the Marat/Sade goes:

What's the use of a revolution without general copulation copulation copulation?

and just repeats this loads of times. That surely is

the most beautiful song that summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment

Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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Auld-bod: you're right -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AfIOAC9f1c

Steven.

10 years 10 months ago

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I don't know about best, but I love Communist moon by The (International) Noise Conspiracy:
http://grooveshark.com/#/s/Communist+Moon/3JeYS8?src=5

Wellclose Square

10 years 10 months ago

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Samotnaf

Wellclose Square:

Alternatively, there's the Burl Ives version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPqrTaVXJhI

But it's a censored version, Wellclose. It misses out this last verse, imo the best:

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin,
And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
There ain't no short-handled shovels, no axes, saws or picks,
I'm a-goin' to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

I guess the guy who wrote it was influenced by the old 14th century Irish poem The Land Of Cockaygne (translated into modern English):

Big Rock Candy Mountain, first recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928, is a song about a hobo's idea of paradise, a modern version of the medieval concept of Cockaigne. It is a place where "hens lay soft boiled eggs" and there are "cigarette trees." McClintock claims to have written the song in 1895 based on tales from his misspent youth hoboing through the United States, but some believe the song, or at least aspects of it, have existed for far longer.

(Wikipedia).

I didn't know that... it just seemed the most obvious (childhood memories and all that). A variant of the Cockaygne/Big Rock Candy Mountain ethos is the song, Poor Man's Heaven, discussed here:
http://radicaljournal.com/protest_songs/poor_mans_heaven.html

On a psychogeographical tangent, the Big Rock Candy Mountain is echoed in another recurring name for mountains - Sugar Loaf. There's a Sugar Loaf near Abergavenny in South Wales and the Sugar Loaf that towers over Rio de Janeiro.

batswill

10 years 10 months ago

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Wow! All these songs would make a great compilation. My old man used to play Tom Lehrer, really dry and cutting social satire ragtime piano,,,but ya couldn't dance to it,,,well,,,laughing I suppose is internal dancing,,,

Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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In French, these are great - from the album "Pour en finir avec du travail " - "For the end of work" - situ songs, usually detournements of other songs, some produced, like most of these here, during May 68 - by the CMDO, the Committee for Maintaining the Occupations; some were, I think, sung on demos, with the lyrics being distributed like leaflets so everybody could join in, the tunes being fairly well known (...those were the days......my friend, we thought they'd never end). They include songs by Guy Debord and Raoul Vaneigem (and you thought they were staid old theoreticians without a semibreve's worth of musical talent to rub between them):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h07ilkw7N7g&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS79_Cz9lfE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw9NjBdrkKo&feature=related

http://www.esnips.com/doc/05037a03-677f-4f41-b735-1c2116d9277c/07.-Pour-en-finir-avec-le-travail---Chanson-du-CMDO%281%29

http://www.esnips.com/doc/bee51f3d-bf11-4020-abf3-bcf5c37eb3b4/04.-Pour-en-finir-avec-le-travail---Les-journees-de-mai/nsnext

http://www.esnips.com/doc/8a01326c-e743-43af-ae2a-83ee5d7c71c9/09.-Pour-en-finir-avec-le-travail---Les-bureaucrates-se-ramassent-a-la-pelle/nsnext

http://www.esnips.com/doc/4613de46-a153-4483-b1d1-e2513802b304/08.-Pour-en-finir-avec-le-travail---La-mitraillette/nsnext

http://www.esnips.com/doc/2ac2dae2-0bdf-414f-9f39-ad19e7e49fa8/01.-Pour-en-finir-avec-le-travail---Le-Bon-Dieu-Dans-la-Merde/nsnext

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB4MFiHH1qw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avNSZjlF7dE&feature=related

RedEd

10 years 10 months ago

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The best compilation of class struggles songs in English is, and has been since 1909, the Little Red Songbook published by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Some favourites of mine that have been included in this are:
Which Side Are You On? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfWzLa1faLA&feature=fvwrel
Hallelujah I'm A Bum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uKbIkYGsIg
Solidarity Forever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYiKdJoSsb8
The Red Flag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovAfRU2oF8g
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUifliF0rBU
We Have Fed You All For a Thousand Years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl6QzovB-38
The Preacher and the Slave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwTjeMN0-Dw
Rebel Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHNwKN5D-Co
Casey Jones the Union Scab
Bread and Roses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkVcaAGCi0&feature=related
Dump the Bosses of your Back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuE-_46-VlA&feature=related

If I had to chose one, it'd be solidarity forever, which to me beautifully lays out the values and methods of movements of the the working class for itself to establish the classless society. It has, of course, been co-opted by countless social democrats and sullied by reforminst labour movements, and the song aristocracy forever takes the piss out of these parasitic appropriations, but none the less, solidarity forever resonates with pretty much every worker I've ever spoken to about such things.

ajjohnstone

10 years 10 months ago

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I'll be utterly boring and suggest the lyrics of Imagine cannot be any more communist. Although i prefer the anger of Working Class Hero with its equally strong political position.

RedEd

10 years 10 months ago

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Also the most incredibly subversive performance of a socialist song ever is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiEAcZhqojk

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen perform Woody Guthrie's classic 'This Land Is You Land' at Obama's inauguration, including the following lines (with slight variations):

"In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?"

"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
That side was made for you and me."

"Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me."

This song also happens to be one of the most astonishing recuperated (in the situationist sense) pieces of music ever. It's basically a second american national anthem, whilst in intention being a harsh as fuck indictment of american class society in the 1918-1945 period with substantial communist content.

Leo

10 years 10 months ago

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Killing in the name of - RATM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXazVhlyxQ

"Fuck you I won't do what you told me" summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment beautifully in my opinion.

batswill

10 years 10 months ago

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The songs and images of some of Samotnaf's songs even made goose bumps rise on my calloused exterior:) , beautiful, also the Ives, Guthrie and Seager poetry, and RATM,,,sheesh, the whole eclectic genres of our desires for a better world, all beautiful,,,

Malva

10 years 10 months ago

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My fanatical love of Rage Against the Machine as a teenager was what first got me to read the Communist Manifesto.

robot

10 years 10 months ago

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I'd second Samotnaf. There is especially one song from « Pour en finir avec le travail » that is really great. It is « La vie s'ècoule, la vie s'enfuit » with lyrics by Raoul Vaneigem. There are a couple of interpretations on the web, I prefer the orginal one with the composition by Francis Lemonnier next to the one from by the Belgian anarchist post-punk band René Binamé as well as the quite melancholic one of Fanchon Daemers.

Malva

10 years 10 months ago

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robot

I'd second Samotnaf. There is especially one song from « Pour en finir avec le travail » that is really great. It is « La vie s'ècoule, la vie s'enfuit » with lyrics by Raoul Vaneigem.

Agreed. Vaneigem's song is great. I just did a quick translation of it into English.

Life runs by, life escapes us
Days march instep with boredom
Red parties, grey parties
Our revolutions are betrayed

Work kills, work pays
Time is bought at the supermarket
Paid time never returns
Youth dies from lost time

Eyes made for the love of loving
Are the reflection of a world of objects.
Without dreams and without reality
We are condemned to mere images

The massacred, the famished
Come to us from the depths of time
Nothing has changed but everything is beginning
And will end in violence

Burn the lair of priests,
The nests of merchants, of police
The wind which sows the storm
Reaps the days of festival

Rifles that are turned on us
Will be turned on the bosses
No more leaders, no more State
To profit from our struggles.

This song and many of the others were actually written in Paris by members of the SI during the May 68 uprising. My other fav is Il est cinq heure which was a détournement of a popular French pop song of the sixties.

fractional

10 years 10 months ago

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Awesome Hob!

How about the Internationale?

In keeping with the libertarian communist theme try this version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF5cd3JCZNw&feature=related

nastyned

10 years 10 months ago

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Leo

Killing in the name of - RATM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXazVhlyxQ

"Fuck you I won't do what you told me" summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment beautifully in my opinion.

Whereas "Yes sir, I'll do what the central committee tells me" would be the left communist version.

I like the old anarchist and wobbly songs and MDC have their moments as far as more recent stuff goes.

bastarx

10 years 10 months ago

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nastyned

Leo

Killing in the name of - RATM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXazVhlyxQ

"Fuck you I won't do what you told me" summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment beautifully in my opinion.

Whereas "Yes sir, I'll do what the central committee tells me" would be the left communist version.

I like the old anarchist and wobbly songs and MDC have their moments as far as more recent stuff goes.

I'm guessing a left-commie ran off with your wife or killed your dog or something because just about the only stuff you ever post here is a slag off of the ICC specifically or left-commies in general.

Leo

10 years 10 months ago

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Whereas "Yes sir, I'll do what the central committee tells me" would be the left communist version.

Its more in the lines of "I run off with peoples wives and kill their dogs". Left communism is badass.

robot

10 years 10 months ago

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Malva

This song any many of the others were actually written in Paris by members of the SI during the May 68 uprising. My other fav is Il est cinq heure which was a détournement of a popular French pop song of the sixties.

There are different stories concerning the origins of «la vie s'écoule». Some say, it was written shortly before may 68. Others say it was written already in the early 60th during Vaneigems “anarchist phase”, when he was quite impressed by the Belgian wildcat strikes in 1961. Some even say it was from young Belgium workers during those strikes, but given the situationist credo in the lyrics, I guess this is propably a fary-tale. BTW: «Il est cinq heure - Paris s'éveille» is a really great song, too.

Lumpen

10 years 10 months ago

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[youtube]OdQDXs75Ulo[/youtube]

jura

10 years 10 months ago

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I like Dirty Old Town, as done by the Pogues. I don't know about libertarian or communist, but it surely is sentimental :). Anyway, I always think of Devrim (and hence communism) when I hear it.

nastyned

10 years 10 months ago

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Peter

nastyned

Leo

Killing in the name of - RATM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXazVhlyxQ

"Fuck you I won't do what you told me" summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment beautifully in my opinion.

Whereas "Yes sir, I'll do what the central committee tells me" would be the left communist version.

I like the old anarchist and wobbly songs and MDC have their moments as far as more recent stuff goes.

I'm guessing a left-commie ran off with your wife or killed your dog or something because just about the only stuff you ever post here is a slag off of the ICC specifically or left-commies in general.

No, it's just a hobby of mine, I even post about serious stuff sometimes. But do please tell me how much you're inspired by Lenin, I like a laugh.

batswill

10 years 10 months ago

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jura

I like Dirty Old Town, as done by the Pogues. I don't know about libertarian or communist, but it surely is sentimental :). Anyway, I always think of Devrim (and hence communism) when I hear it.

That's a goose bump job for me, yes. My benchmark is goosebump, never fails. :)

bastarx

10 years 10 months ago

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nastyned

Peter

nastyned

Leo

Killing in the name of - RATM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXazVhlyxQ

"Fuck you I won't do what you told me" summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment beautifully in my opinion.

Whereas "Yes sir, I'll do what the central committee tells me" would be the left communist version.

I like the old anarchist and wobbly songs and MDC have their moments as far as more recent stuff goes.

I'm guessing a left-commie ran off with your wife or killed your dog or something because just about the only stuff you ever post here is a slag off of the ICC specifically or left-commies in general.

No, it's just a hobby of mine, I even post about serious stuff sometimes. But do please tell me how much you're inspired by Lenin, I like a laugh.

I'm not inspired by Lenin but I don't think he was a demon either.

nastyned

10 years 10 months ago

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Being an atheist I don't belive in demons but unlike left communists I don't think there's anything useful to learn from Lenin.

redsdisease

10 years 10 months ago

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[youtube]CdvITn5cAVc[/youtube]

Leo

10 years 10 months ago

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I'm not inspired by Lenin but I don't think he was a demon either.

Being an atheist I don't belive in demons

You sure?

arminius

10 years 10 months ago

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redsdisease

[youtube]CdvITn5cAVc[/youtube]

Now that you mention it, yes! I remember thinking along these lines when I first heard it, long before I knew that it was an ideology (or what an ideology even was.)

JoeMaguire

10 years 10 months ago

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In terms of class analysis this is pretty dense

[youtube]u52Oz-54VYw[/youtube]

And this is clearly a song about the rejection of work, and gets extra points for the cockney accents ;)

[youtube]UGaTfGHELV4[/youtube]

Tom Morello's effort

[youtube]yrBfPLUm5so[/youtube]

Compulsory hardcore tracks

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And special mention for Cui Jian

[youtube]yzNZKOZpoBU[/youtube]

Standfield

10 years 10 months ago

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Radiohead's "Electioneering" just for it's punky anti-capitalist, anti-voting (maybe?) stance.

"I will stop, I will stop at nothing
Say the right things when electioneering
I trust I can rely on your vote

When I go forwards, you go backwards
Somewhere we will meet

Riot shields, voodoo economics
It's just business, cattle prods, and the IMF
I trust I can rely on your vote."

[youtube]UnRDDmXupA4[/youtube]

Chilli Sauce

10 years 10 months ago

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RedEd

Also the most incredibly subversive performance of a socialist song ever is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiEAcZhqojk

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen perform Woody Guthrie's classic 'This Land Is You Land' at Obama's inauguration, including the following lines (with slight variations):

"In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?"

"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
That side was made for you and me."

"Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me."

This song also happens to be one of the most astonishing recuperated (in the situationist sense) pieces of music ever. It's basically a second american national anthem, whilst in intention being a harsh as fuck indictment of american class society in the 1918-1945 period with substantial communist content.

Just working my way through this thread (slowly) and this may have already been mentioned, but George fucking Bush used this as his fucking campaign song!

CRUD

10 years 10 months ago

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Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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Chilli Sauce:

George fucking Bush used this as his fucking campaign song!

(about Guthrie's "This land is our land"). But I think he cut out the lines,

"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
That side was made for you and me."

Heard a funny version of this song at a party shortly after the Iraq war started, where the singers made the line "This land was made for you and me" come out of the mouths of the US military taking over Iraq.

Auld-bod

10 years 10 months ago

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Tracy Chapman’s ‘Revolution’ is a good song, though I seem to remember her as a cheer leader for Mrs. Thatcher. It reminds me of Barry McGuire laughing off the lyrics of his version of ‘Eve of Destruction’. Wasn’t it Frank Zappa who said, “We’re only in it for the money”?

Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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How about this for a critique?

Arbeiten

10 years 10 months ago

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Elgar, Nimrod Variations....

Samotnaf

10 years 10 months ago

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If you're going to go into classical music (like Arbeiten's choice of Elgar, usually noted for his dreadful patriotic "Land of Hope and Glory"; don't know the Nimrod Variations) and purely instrumental music, then Chopin's Op.10 nr 12-Revolution 1830 is worth listening to: you can find it here in Wikipedia, next to "influences". He wrote it at the same time as the Polish November Uprising in 1830. After which he fled Poland. The piece ends with a strange "up" note, which makes you expect another. A friend said it was an indication that the revolution was unfinished.

CRUD

10 years 10 months ago

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Auld-bod

Tracy Chapman’s ‘Revolution’ is a good song, though I seem to remember her as a cheer leader for Mrs. Thatcher.

That seems strange.

Auld-bod

‘Eve of Destruction’

Symphony of destruction with 1,000,000 non racist techno vikings taking to the streets sounds about right.

[youtube]5CbMXBhPRaM[/youtube]

Wellclose Square

10 years 10 months ago

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Auld-bod

Tracy Chapman’s ‘Revolution’ is a good song, though I seem to remember her as a cheer leader for Mrs. Thatcher. It reminds me of Barry McGuire laughing off the lyrics of his version of ‘Eve of Destruction’. Wasn’t it Frank Zappa who said, “We’re only in it for the money”?

Yes, I liked Tracy Chapman, though I'm pretty sure she wasn't a Thatcher cheerleader. Joan Armatrading was though... similar vocal and guitar style, so room for confusion, perhaps.

Auld-bod

10 years 10 months ago

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Apologies to all, especially Tracy Chapman, you are right Wellclose, I was confusing her with Joan Armatrading!

I wish I had a video to remind me of those rat bags who appeared on TV, turning on a large ‘Saturday Night at the London Palladium’ type carousel endorsing Thatcher. I think there was Adam Faith, Lulu…

CRUD

10 years 10 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

10 years 9 months ago

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Thoughts folks might find this interesting:

http://www.thenation.com/blog/163148/top-ten-labor-day-songs

Croy

10 years 9 months ago

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Muse - Hysteria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTDwIN9oLvY

l dumb down and hope that
We will never see the truth around, so come on

Another promise, another scene, another
Package not to keep us trapped in greed with all the
Green belts wrapped around our minds and endless
Red tape to keep the truth confined, so come on

They will not force us
And they will stop degrading us
And they will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on

Interchanging mind control, come let the
Revolution take its toll, if you could
Flick a switch and open your third eye, you'd see that
We should never be afraid to die, so come on

Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end, we have to
Unify and watch our flag ascend, so come on

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Choccy

10 years 9 months ago

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this thread is a fucking joke, not a single mention of http://libcom.org/blog/techno-communism-poem-22082010
no wonder we don't have communism

PartyBucket

10 years 9 months ago

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chokingvictim

10 years 9 months ago

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a lie i once heard: "we're innocent until proved guilty"
but the truth is absurd
we're poor until proved rich
and the scales of justice are fixed by lying pigs

a plot of human terror unfolds behind the precinct door
to cage all the minorities, the immigrants and poor
next they'll hunt the handicapped, disabled blind and deaf
and what will all these piggies do, ha! when there's no one left

swat police in riot gear are bombing us tonight
an all our civil liberties will die by morning's light
while crooked politicians lie and rig the ballot book
we whitewash fake democracy and paint another coat

we'll keep you here to stay; you'll never get away
your property ain't mine, until your dying day
we'll crush your soul inside; there is no easy ride
the hotel's never free and the rooms are always occupied

nice of you to join us welcome to the prison age
financial quest for new frontiers to build a bigger cage
surplus populations growing all around the world
capital invests quick to cage these boys and girls

we'll bomb the police state, assassinate the magistrate
we'll go to every town and burn them fucking prisons down

we'll keep you here to stay; you'll never get away
your property and mine, until your dying day
the court pretenders fake, the judge is on the take
if you wanna find a cop you're gonna have to drag the lake

[spoken:]
capitalism creates such a division between the rich and the poor
that this surplus population is created
and "government" solution has been their containment for increasing petty offenses...

plot of human terror unfolds behind the precinct door
to cage all the minorities, the immigrants and poor
next they'll hunt the handicapped, disabled blind and deaf
and what will all these piggies do, ha! when there's no one left

we'll bomb the police state, assassinate the magistrate
we'll go to every town and burn them fucking prisons down
we'll bomb the police state, assassinate the magistrate
we'll go to every town and burn them fucking prisons down, down

(fucking pigs, fucking pigs,
war against the fucking pigs,
stab them with some dirty rigs,
bury them under dirt and twigs,
gotta hate that gang of fucking pigs.)
[youtube]rhucBTHN4yU[/youtube]

[Spoken:]
The function, of, that police action,
Those interventions in Central America and the Middle East,
The function is system sustaining.
It is to maintain that overall system.
And you don't look at the particular cost.
I can demonstrate to you that every single bank robbery,
That in every single case practically,
the cost of the police was more then the actual money
that the robbers took from the bank.
Does that mean, oh you see?
There's really no economic interest involved in it.
They're not protecting the banks!
The police are just doing this because they're on a power trip,
or they're macho, or uh they're control freaks.
That's why they do it. No! Of course it's an economic,
of course they're defending the banks.
Of course, because if they didn't stop that bank robbery, regardless of the cost,
This could jeopardize the entire banking system.
You see, there are people who believe that the function of the police is to fight crime.
And that's not true, the function of the police is social control,
and protection of property.

AHHH!

I am sick and tired and my money's always spent,
And though their jobs are killing me, their money pays my rent.
The fuel of world hate, although it's just a seed,
But when it grows and flowers, it becomes the world's greed!

Money for the rich, money for the fed,
God supplies the money and God supplies the dead!
And when yer dead and ready, "exploited" be thy name,
'Cause after you have money, things are never quite the same!

I don't care for money, and money's not for me,
The money fueled this empire and our racist history.
Although I'm forced to use it, the rules have all been set.
But life is not worth living when yer soul is in debt!

Money for the rich, money for the fed,
God supplies the money and God supplies the dead!
And when yer dead and ready, "exploited" be thy name,
'Cause after you have money, things are never quite the same!
Never quite the same!

AHHH!

MONEY KILLS!
MONEY RAPES!
MONEY LIES!
MONEY HATES!
[youtube]eDLBGTkLgow[/youtube]

Serge Forward

10 years 9 months ago

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jura

I like Dirty Old Town, as done by the Pogues.

'T'was a Euan MacColl song, originally about my home town, Salford. Talking about Euan MacColl, his Ballad of Accounting with Peggy Seeger is ace... and even though he was a stalinist fellow traveller, in revolutionary terms, this song is still as near perfect as it gets.

jonthom

10 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]0vmGAeM-OIo[/youtube]

he's basically a latter day durruti if you think about it.

jura

10 years 9 months ago

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Thank you, Serge, I didn't know that.

yourmum

10 years 9 months ago

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read marx here being seriously pissed about socialism is love (@Manic):

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1846/05/11.htm

i found this pretty agitating:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNmJuKQsuI8

Toms

10 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]gaLWqy4e7ls[/youtube]

CornetJoyce

10 years 9 months ago

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CHARIS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8AwVI7daX8&feature=related

We were all together
Unfolding tirelessly our hours
We were singing in a low voice
Of the days that were to come
Charged with multicoloured visions
Charis was singing
We kept quiet
His voice sparked small fires
Thousands of small fires that set our
Youth in flames
Night and day he played hide and seek
With Death
In every corner every back street
He longed
Forgetting his own body
To offer a Spring to the others
We were all together
But you could say
That he was all of us.

Words that we heard every day
No one had seen him
It was in the dusk
He must have had his fists tight as usual
In his eyes was unfadingly engraved
The joy of our new life
But all that was simple
And time is short ...
One doesn't manage to ...
We are not all together any longer
Two or three have emigrated
Another has retired far away
With an equivocal attitude
And Charis was killed
The ones have left and others came
The streets are full
An uncontrollable crowd pours out
Banners are being waved again
The wind whips the banners
Songs float in the abyss
If among the voices
That pierce inexorably the walls by night
You distinguish one, it's his
It sparks small fires
Thousands of small fires
That set our untamed youth in flames
It is his voice
That buzzes round the crowd like a sun
That embraces the universe like a sun
That strikes at despair like a sun
That reveals to us like a sun
Radiant cities
Stretching before us bathed
In truth and fair light.

Theft

10 years 9 months ago

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Ed

[youtube]09s5B-EFafA[/youtube]

kills a great soul tune :x

Theft

10 years 9 months ago

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nastyned

I like the old anarchist and wobbly songs and MDC have their moments as far as more recent stuff goes.

Loved MDC till i read a interview with lead singer Dave Dictor back in the 90's calling for people to vote democrat. Contradicted everything in there songs, guess that's anarcho-punk for you :roll:

NoMeansNo - All The Little Bourgeois Dreams
http://youtu.be/xtsqgtKA2IY

Conflict-The Ungovernable Force
http://youtu.be/uqseRMYVTRw

A//Political - Stop thinking and pogo
http://youtu.be/_qIDtwWep4Y

Active Minds : An Alarm Call For a Sleeping Population
http://youtu.be/7eHjB5CcpC4

Poison Girls - Persons Unknown
http://youtu.be/3GXtkAJOZ1s

The Mob - No Doves Fly Here
http://youtu.be/P9E6ReBy3Yo

Juche

10 years 9 months ago

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s&feature=related

Good old Guthrie.

Boris Badenov

10 years 9 months ago

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Bonus points for appealing to children
[youtube]m3Kgj6EiZtw[/youtube]

and

[youtube]W6ksYyMRztg[/youtube]

and for some full-blown militant shit, I have to go with Chicho

[youtube]27JGTiSC-04[/youtube]

Arbeiten

10 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]http://youtu.be/N9pn_dH15uU[/youtube]

Boris Badenov

10 years 9 months ago

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but really the song that FULL COMMUNISM makes me think of usually is this one:
[youtube]ulIOrQasR18[/youtube]

Shorty

10 years 9 months ago

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For Choccy

[youtube]GPKH4GHiihg[/youtube]

wojtek

10 years 9 months ago

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S Club 7 - Proles, Reach for the Stars
[youtube]2VSgg8n4yw8[/youtube]
White Lies - Farewell to the Capitalist Fairground
[youtube]KlmSqyMT0FQ[/youtube]

Apfelstrudel

10 years 9 months ago

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Dick Gaughan's version of the poem "Revolution".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nf1mtMMdt8

RGBlack

10 years 9 months ago

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How about Imagine by John Lennon?

But if we are talking about beautiful songs, the lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams captures what libcom strives to achieve.

jura

10 years 9 months ago

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Allen Ginsberg + The Clash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyUQ0Z5hyU0

armillaria

10 years 9 months ago

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Wow, there's so much beauty here.

I def got the glow from "socialism is love" too. ^_^

"but I've grown older and wiser, and that's why I'm turning you in" is the perfect description of SO many people I grew up around.

But I would like to offer Joan Baez's rendition of the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFsL5CMK0aI

CRUD

10 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]2IXf3UAYvdM[/youtube]

Mark.

10 years 9 months ago

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armillaria

I would like to offer Joan Baez's rendition of the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFsL5CMK0aI

Some more renditions of Joe Hill

[youtube]F9S9OiyyxvE[/youtube]

[youtube]JqaoFRnx3eM[/youtube]

Also

[youtube]AiqtiDt8AXU[/youtube]

Mark.

10 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]OVdLzMr8RgU[/youtube]

[youtube]Zth2Gvwl8lQ[/youtube]

[youtube]n_Y7288c8CE[/youtube]

CornetJoyce

10 years 9 months ago

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CHARIS 1944

We were all together
Unfolding tirelessly our hours
We were singing in a low voice
Of the days that were to come
Charged with multicoloured visions
Charis was singing
We kept quiet
His voice sparked small fires
Thousands of small fires that set our
youth in flames
Night and day he played hide and seek
With Death
In every corner every back street
He longed
Forgetting his own body
To offer a Spring to the others
We were all together
But you could say
That he was all of us.

Words that we heard every day
No one had seen him
It was in the dusk
He must have had his fists tight as usual
In his eyes was unfadingly engraved
The joy of our new life
But all that was simple
And time is short ...
One doesn't manage to ...
We are not all together any longer
Two or three have emigrated
Another has retired far away
With an equivocal attitude
And Charis was killed
The ones have left and others came
The streets are full
An uncontrollable crowd pours out
Banners are being waved again
The wind whips the banners
Songs float in the abyss
If among the voices
That pierce inexorably the walls by night
You distinguish one, it's his
It sparks small fires
Thousands of small fires
That set our untamed youth in flames
It is his voice
That buzzes round the crowd like a sun
That embraces the universe like a sun
That strikes at despair like a sun
That reveals to us like a sun
Radiant cities
Stretching before us bathed
In truth and fair light.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8AwVI7daX8&feature=related

Mark.

10 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]_kSWVMHE6RI[/youtube]

[youtube]uEk9OpOYp3A[/youtube]

batswill

10 years 8 months ago

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I implore you all, to tell me to STFU!.....But seriously, while I ride my euphoric carpet, I offer the antithesis, Marilyn Mansons 'The Nobodies'.
The society must be musically attacked from all directions, angst and euphoria are the options, the analysis of the binary mechanisms produces the revolution...Creation rides on honesty in all social dimensions.

Mark.

10 years 8 months ago

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[youtube]6ZajkgodLIQ[/youtube]

tastybrain

10 years 8 months ago

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lol.

Red Marriott

10 years 8 months ago

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RedEd

the most incredibly subversive performance of a socialist song ever

Surely a contender; [youtube]dI9KBLb_8ro[/youtube]

Samotnaf

10 years 8 months ago

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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).

armillaria

10 years 6 months ago

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

Anatta

10 years 6 months ago

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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.

[youtube]69CZYkleVM4[/youtube]

[youtube]uMqi3zFwUPA[/youtube]

wojtek

10 years 6 months ago

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[youtube]mpKAA2VxWY8[/youtube]
oh the shame of posting a Dolly Parton song ;)
[youtube]HyxoLqbFDkI[/youtube]

NoRefunds

10 years 6 months ago

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[youtube]pC3IrqUpm9U[/youtube]

Best folk punk band in existence right now.

Serge Forward

10 years 6 months ago

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

How do you embed a video into Libcom?

Chilli Sauce

10 years 6 months ago

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batswill

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.

wojtek

10 years 6 months ago

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Serge wrote:
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.

Old_Goat

10 years 6 months ago

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Viva la FAI is my favourite...

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

knotwho

10 years 6 months ago

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Wilco version of a Woody Guthrie song: Jolly Banker

[youtube]81lOwEnb03w[/youtube]

Mark.

10 years 4 months ago

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[youtube]1ft9iuZu0AI[/youtube]

Chilli Sauce

10 years 4 months ago

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[youtube]aLLeQQBk2pk[/youtube][/quote]

wojtek

10 years 4 months ago

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My favourite rapper Slaine on the importance of collective direct action
[youtube]lQn7WATXmQA[/youtube]

Mark.

10 years 4 months ago

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[youtube]Nzudto-FA5Y[/youtube]

[youtube]9SB0fc9CobQ[/youtube]

Chilli Sauce

10 years 4 months ago

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Watched Harlan County, USA recently. Amazing film.

altemark

10 years 4 months ago

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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...

Croy

10 years 4 months ago

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altemark

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

Anatta

10 years 4 months ago

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Yeah that's a great tune

Chilli Sauce

10 years 4 months ago

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yeah, that is a big song!

Chilli Sauce

10 years 4 months ago

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

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

Standfield

10 years 4 months ago

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

[youtube]erSJGrpfnOI[/youtube]

Chilli Sauce

10 years 4 months ago

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23 seconds in..

[youtube]QO7VUklDlQw[/youtube]

cantdocartwheels

10 years 4 months ago

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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

welshboy

10 years 4 months ago

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Has this been posted yet?
[youtube]HhcWKJT6tTM[/youtube]

Standfield

10 years 4 months ago

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Anyone posted anything by the Levellers? Weren't they anarchists? Went to a gig ages ago in Brixton, was amazing.

cantdocartwheels

10 years 4 months ago

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oh yeah and the good old weakerthans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2zQPrDnZD0&feature=related
country version

Standfield

Anyone posted anything by the Levellers? Weren't they anarchists? Went to a gig ages ago in Brixton, was amazing.

oh go on then, carry me was always good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld4kvadTXKY

and since we've descended into total cheese at this point we might aswell have The Strike
Shots Heard Round the World
Kicking ass for the working class

Mark.

10 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]fOLn2Lws1Pg[/youtube]

[youtube]TqJ5mjy9-mQ[/youtube]

canIsggestsome…

10 years 3 months ago

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call me old fashioned but bella ciao just is so much fun to sing:

http://youtu.be/hRR2OOvn3Ew

or maybe when we have that feeling..

http://youtu.be/_b2F-XX0Ol0

and disco!

http://youtu.be/P_ukfGAd8T4

Mark.

10 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]-cMnN4wc-LI[/youtube]

[youtube]kcHOq8i5Pyk[/youtube]

Anatta

10 years 3 months ago

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Standfield

Anyone posted anything by the Levellers? Weren't they anarchists? Went to a gig ages ago in Brixton, was amazing.

[youtube]-hdTQr3Vxao[/youtube]

Toms

10 years 3 months ago

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Basically anything by Zeca Afonso

[youtube]Io_RidA1mlI[/youtube]

[youtube]ZUEeBhhuUos[/youtube]

Mark.

10 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]nBEWKbwMyDs[/youtube]

flaneur

10 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]CmOrWG2FTbg[/youtube]

Lesley Gore telling that posessive boyfriend capital how it is.

Croy

10 years 3 months ago

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http://youtu.be/CUuXiAsV7BQ

wojtek

10 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]RJ2Z-tJmgOE[/youtube]
and these lyrics in Tech N9ne's "Cult Leader":

The red is for the blood we all shed fighting
The black is for the nights we fight with no lighting
The white is for the clouds from which we came flying
Landed on this jam with man and then began dieing

Shorty

10 years 3 months ago

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Has this been posted already?

[youtube]bjZRAvsZf1g[/youtube]

Wasn't Marx going to have C.R.E.A.M. as the subtitle to Capital Volume III? :p

Toms

10 years 3 months ago

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Mark.

[youtube]nBEWKbwMyDs[/youtube]

flaneur

10 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]VJzyiZ6IPVs[/youtube]

Just like a Michael Mann film.

[youtube]0Zn7ISkv3z4[/youtube]

Then we get rid of work.

altemark

10 years 3 months ago

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Euskeufeurat, a band from Norrbotten in the north of Sweden, with a strong leftist and anti-colonialist independence message

This song is called "the army of the nameless"
[youtube]UovKa-n1HAI[/youtube]

"We have waited for a long time now"
[youtube]hNuC-ZS__f4[/youtube]

JonattonYeah

10 years 3 months ago

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Jimi Hendrix: "I stand up next to a mountain/And chop it down with the edge of my hand" from Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

And has anyone suggested this yet? probably but here it is again:

This Land Is Your Land
by Woody Guthrie

This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

Diggerlover

10 years 3 months ago

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This is becoming the greatest playlist I've ever seen. Personally, I'm listening to this track almost daily now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU6efMni9A4

Or feed YouTube the keywords "leadbelly we shall be free." WARNING: be especially careful to remember to type in the name "Leadbelly" or you're retinas are going to be assaulted by several images of a famous, fat, American "Country" music star whom I refuse to promote by name. Remember: LEADBELLY. Accept no substitute!

NWA fans will appreciate this old gem if they hear the part I hear where Leadbelly sings, "Makes no difference, can't you see? A hog can't run too fast with me gettin' my HOG SACK...and that HOG's IRON...and them CHITTLINS!"

Chilli Sauce

10 years 3 months ago

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flaneur

[youtube]CmOrWG2FTbg[/youtube]

Lesley Gore telling that posessive boyfriend capital how it is.

That is a big fucking tune!

Diggerlover

10 years 2 months ago

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Thank you, playinghob. I'm jammin' out in the garden. To this one I have wept...twice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWXYsi3zoCQ&feature=related

The song is "1936" and is punk rock sung in Spanish. The video has English subtitles.

Soapy

10 years 2 months ago

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8 Full Hours of Sleep by Against Me!. Really beautiful [youtube]41R6FasHGXM[/youtube]

Toms

10 years 2 months ago

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[youtube]pRHgE2Yi3To[/youtube]

Diddy-D

10 years 2 months ago

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I don't know how beautiful people will find it. But one of my favourite songs is by The Style Council, and is called "Walls Come Tumbling Down!". Some of the lyrics say 'governments crack and systems fall because unity is powerful. Lights go out! Walls come tumbling down!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5HfOipwvts&ob=av2e

Sorry, I tried to embed it, but failed. So above is the link.

Have a listen. It's well cool!

wojtek

10 years 2 months ago

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I don't know why these employers ain't calling me
Constantly, stalling me, fuck this economy

[youtube]7KXUriqdve8[/youtube]

spiderpig0402

10 years 2 months ago

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Good Charlotte - We Believe

nice song. you can even reflect to it.

Croy

10 years 1 month ago

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEC9tKoZ1K4

Soapy

10 years 1 month ago

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This really about sums libcom theory up in one song [youtube]Xgcxd9wtXUE[/youtube]

Nowhereiseverywhere

10 years ago

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Hi there, how you doing? I’m new to the site so please make some allowances for that if I appear to be walking upon rice paper in hobnailed boots. I’m not sure if I’m a Libertarian Communist yet though, since I’m not yet sure what one of those is. In fact, I’ll freely admit that I didn’t even know there was such a thing until I chanced upon this website (as a result of doing a none specific Google search for discussion forums).

What I do know though is that it’s well within my own living memory of just how things were during the 70s and 80s and that my own political leanings were very sympathetic towards the communist movement - particularly during the Reagan and Thatcher dominated 80s.

That said, after the Berlin Wall came a tumbling down, I took the view that European communism had concluded its experiment and that the experiment had failed. It’s a view I still hold with. As such, I’m not for climbing aboard that same old merry-go-round that dominated world politics from the end of WW2 until the eventual collapse of the USSR. Who wants to venture down that road again? Not me, no thanks.

The contents of this website were enough to kindle some interest in me though. My main reason for signing up was so that I could post a few thoughts and ideas here and there, see how things go for a little while. I’m not sure if I’ll be sticking around. I won’t make my mind up about that until I’ve discovered whether I’m a Libertarian Communist or not.

One of my favourite songs is called The World Turned Upside Down by Dick Gaughan (written by Leon Rosselson). I’m sure that many of you are familiar with the song, but for the benefit of those who may not be I’ve decided to include all of it here. At this early stage, I’m not sure how in keeping the lyrics are with Libertarian Communism – but from what I’ve been able to glean so far, it’s in the neighbourhood I think. So here it is -

In 1649, to St. George's Hill,
A ragged band they called the Diggers, came to show the people's will,
They defied the landlords, they defied the laws,
They were the dispossessed, reclaiming what was theirs.

We come in peace they said, to dig and sow,
We come to work the lands in common, and to make the waste ground grow,
This earth divided, we will make whole,
So it can be a common treasury for all.

The sin of property, we do disdain,
No one has any right to buy and sell ya, for private gain,
By theft and murder, they took the land,
Now everywhere the walls rise up at their command.

They make the laws, to chain us well,
The clergy dazzle us with heaven, or they damn us into hell,
We will not worship, the god they serve,
a god of greed who feeds the rich, while poor men starve.

We work, we eat together, we need no swords,
We will not bow to masters, or pay rent to the lords,
We are free men, though we are poor,
Ye Diggers all stand up for glory, and nothing else.

From the men of property, the orders came,
They sent the hired men and troopers, to wipe out the Diggers' claim,
Tear down their cottages, destroy their corn,
They were dispersed - only the vision lingers on.

Your poor take courage, your rich take care,
The earth was made a common treasury, for everyone to share,
All things in common, all people one,
We come in peace - the order came to cut them down.

Written by Leon Rosselson, recorded by Dick Gaughan.

I’m a great believer in simplicity – but that’s another topic for another post maybe. Except to say that the foregoing song is musical simplicity at its very best. There are no backing vocals or accompaniments. Just a solo singer with his acoustic guitar (the version I have in my own collection anyway – don’t know if there are any other versions). A beautiful piece of music, worth listening to for that reason alone.

Croy

10 years ago

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Nowhereiseverywhere, I think libcoms introductory guides would be perfect to begin to answer your question as to what libcom is all about and if you are one.

http://libcom.org/library/libcom-introductory-guide

Nowhereiseverywhere

10 years ago

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the croydonian: Thanks bud. I've already had the briefest of glances through some of the intros, but will be taking a more studied look sometime soon - as well as having a gander at what people are posting etc..

jura

10 years ago

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybUqM8jf3mU

I can't help but think of the sad history of the workers movement whenever I hear this. Allegedly it's based on Devoto's argument with his girlfriend about politics; from what I read he didn't fit in the simple politics of punk, but neither was he right-wing. She said to him "You'll end up getting shot by both sides". Regardless of his views, the chorus:

Shot by both sides
on the run to the outside of everything
shot by both sides
they must have come to a secret understanding

kind of sums up the history of "libertarian communism".

Auto

10 years ago

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This seems like the best place to ask a music related question...

My youtube wanderings have taken me into Spanish Anarchist Punk, and specifically Los Muertos de Christos and El Noi del Sucre.

El Noi del Sucre perform a song 'A Mi Manera' (an Anarchist cover of 'My Way' sung by a clown, whatever next) - in this song there's a bridge into what sounds like a more 'traditional' anarchist song, with the lyrics:

Yo a ti te canto, con el corazón,
vive siempre a tu manera,
ni dios, ni amo, ni patrón.
Baila junto a nosotros, esta bonita canción,
que tu mente sea libre y que viva la revolución.

Does anyone know if this is a traditional song and if so what it's called?

Mark.

9 years 11 months ago

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[youtube]uZo8e_Cluhg[/youtube]

Mark.

9 years 11 months ago

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[youtube]0dDZ1CSFFSQ[/youtube]

[youtube]_JjfWpvmasE[/youtube]

[youtube]zkcxc0CjmVU[/youtube]

Improbable_Heart

9 years 11 months ago

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Hello Tyrranosaurus, Meet Tyrannicide by Enter Shikari (Sorry about there not being a link. I can’t open more than one page, because my internet is poor right now.)

Tim Finnegan

9 years 11 months ago

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Replacing organised religion with a weekly piss-up is something that I think most libcoms would approve of:

[youtube]BkgC7wiG68M[/youtube]

wojtek

9 years 11 months ago

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[youtube]Tc_dD_zhPE4[/youtube]
[youtube]eE-dwpWpscU[/youtube]

Mark.

9 years 11 months ago

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[youtube]X5THFsE7Kjo[/youtube]

[youtube]ZhFT-08aih8[/youtube]

Choccy

9 years 11 months ago

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Just mechanized blades slashing about everywhere
An atmosphere utterly hostile to human life
Hopefully, eventually the technology will expand to the entire solar system,
Until eventually all of reality is covered by a beautiful megamachine

Not even a weed will grow
Anywhere
The planet will just be mechanical noise
Heard by no one
Felt by nothing

Imagine that glorious noise!
Grinding metal, rocks being broken, for no reason
The last life being crushed
The last tree being ripped out
The technology will seek out the last living thing, and destroy it

It would create the best i-phone in the world
With no one to use it, would just lie there
Until super-ceded by the inevitably better model.

Anatta

9 years 10 months ago

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"...and the palace stays the same,
only the guards ever change"

[youtube]haDuXxFpZFY[/youtube]

NannerNannerNa…

9 years 10 months ago

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sir mixalot baby's got back

a revolution without ass-shaking is a revolution not worth having

Mark.

9 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]oKHf1YVATfk[/youtube]

Mark.

9 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]hdvheuHhF2U[/youtube]

[youtube]3Nua5klb4Os[/youtube]

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]9bZkp7q19f0[/youtube]

Croy

9 years 9 months ago

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Down.

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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RACIST

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]S_JUlXh7sP8[/youtube]
download it here:
http://soundcloud.com/djjoman/daymanstep

Operaista

9 years 9 months ago

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Six pages and no Jimmy Cliff?

[youtube]18EAqHx2lMk[/youtube]

[youtube]xGE4dnrPPZQ[/youtube]

[youtube]Gt73omJ9GiE[/youtube]

mny

9 years 9 months ago

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This one maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxZGlSNFyq8

Mark.

9 years 9 months ago

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[youtube]rkJ1ufbRTkc[/youtube]

Mark.

9 years 8 months ago

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[youtube]pzjF2DdraUw[/youtube]

wojtek

9 years 7 months ago

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http://youtu.be/4aQDOUbErNg olly murs is fine

Mr. Jolly

9 years 7 months ago

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[youtube]qGZU61k1ibw[/youtube]

altemark

9 years 3 months ago

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Max Peezay's new documentary music video about antiauthoritarian community organizing in Sweden's poor suburbs, featuring Megafonen and Pantrarna - för upprustning av förorten. Brings joy to an old man's heart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYiZwn5D60k

snipfool

9 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]27jKqQBG6ws[/youtube]

Noah Fence

9 years ago

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All of the droning folkies and 2 faced anti cap/corporate cock suckers a la Tom Morello can fuck right off. I think I'll go for 'No Limits' by 2 Unlimited!

Noah Fence

9 years ago

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altemark

If shite 'anarchist' acid techno is your thing then have a bang on this baby!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG6XF84ymsQ

Croy

9 years ago

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Cocksuckers ? Hmmmmmmm, probably not the best phrase

Noah Fence

9 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Cocksuckers ? Hmmmmmmm, probably not the best phrase

If Tom and co suck Sony's cock then that makes them corporate cock suckers in my book!

ultraviolet

9 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

thank you for this! (seriously.)

wojtek

[youtube]9bZkp7q19f0[/youtube]

i'd take this song as mood music while on the barricades over a revolutionary folk song or anarchist punk song anyday. we'll be bringing anarcho-communism in gangnam style!

Noah Fence

9 years ago

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i'd take this song as mood music while on the barricades over a revolutionary folk song or anarchist punk song anyday. we'll be bringing anarcho-communism in gangnam style!

Couldn't possibly agree more.

Preparing to kick some capitalist butt K Pop stylee!

http://youtu.be/JB_MYvHyPw4

ultraviolet

9 years ago

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Webby

i'd take this song as mood music while on the barricades over a revolutionary folk song or anarchist punk song anyday. we'll be bringing anarcho-communism in gangnam style!

Couldn't possibly agree more.

Preparing to kick some capitalist butt K Pop stylee!

http://youtu.be/JB_MYvHyPw4

Nice vid. :)

I think it was Emma Goldman who said, "If I can't dance to K Pop, it's not my revolution."
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(For the record, I do like revolutionary folks songs, but that was literally my first time watching Gangnam style, and I got a little excited.)

Noah Fence

9 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

(For the record, I do like revolutionary folks songs, but that was literally my first time watching Gangnam style, and I got a little excited.)

Oh alright, so do I, I admit it. Er, and anarcho punk - and I've got a crap Crass tatoo to prove it!

Croy

9 years ago

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ultraviolet

Webby

i'd take this song as mood music while on the barricades over a revolutionary folk song or anarchist punk song anyday. we'll be bringing anarcho-communism in gangnam style!

Couldn't possibly agree more.

Preparing to kick some capitalist butt K Pop stylee!

http://youtu.be/JB_MYvHyPw4

Nice vid. :)

I think it was Emma Goldman who said, "If I can't dance to K Pop, it's not my revolution."
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(For the record, I do like revolutionary folks songs, but that was literally my first time watching Gangnam style, and I got a little excited.)

You only just saw Gangnam style, shit. Just a bit late.

RedEd

9 years ago

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Webby

Cocksuckers ? Hmmmmmmm, probably not the best phrase

If Tom and co suck Sony's cock then that makes them corporate cock suckers in my book!

Then again, cocksucker is a word that puts down straight women and gay men, and people raped by men. I think it ties into sexist and homophobic ideas a fair bit. It also has a couple of other problematic implications. So maybe using another word would work better.

Saying that, I know you didn't mean it to be demeaning anyone. I'm just saying how it might be a word that works against our principles and may well be worth replacing.

Noah Fence

9 years ago

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Red Ed

Point taken and from this point onwards amended!
On trying to think of alternatives to describe my meaning I pretty quickly find myself back in the gutter so I think it best that I try to forget about my pet hate - Mr. Morello and his ilk - and turn my thoughts in a more meaningful direction. It was well over a year ago that I had the misfortune of watching this fucking wankstick droning on about politics and then performing a trio piece with the equally dreadful singer from Rise Against and, wait for it, BILLY FUCKING BRAGG!
I'm not sure if I'll ever recover, but I think I should try!

Shorty

8 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]680R1Gq2YYU[/youtube]

Toms

8 years 2 months ago

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[youtube]SvpsoEOJ0_E[/youtube]

Agent of the I…

8 years ago

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Standfield

8 years 2 months ago

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[youtube]ze1_vkSyPDY[/youtube]

plasmatelly

8 years ago

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Dunno how to imbed videos - this is from my all time favourite anti-capitalist album, Setting Suns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDMbqTot6g&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Agent of the I…

8 years ago

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plasmatelly

Dunno how to imbed videos - this is from my all time favourite anti-capitalist album, Setting Suns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDMbqTot6g&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://libcom.org/forums/general/how-post-youtube-videos-101-31082013

[youtube]qTDMbqTot6g[/youtube]

Noah Fence

8 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

The link doesn't work but presumably it's a groovy little piece of vegan disco?

Stalinski

7 years 12 months ago

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'Hit me baby one more time'

Britney Spears.

Noah Fence

7 years 12 months ago

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'Hit me baby one more time'

I'd rather you didn't call me baby Stalinski but a very tempting proposition all the same.

sub lumpen filth

7 years 11 months ago

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Theft

Ed

[youtube]09s5B-EFafA[/youtube]

kills a great soul tune :x

any of you lads remember who the artist was in video?

sub lumpen filth

7 years 11 months ago

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anyone?

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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plasmatelly

Dunno how to imbed videos - this is from my all time favourite anti-capitalist album, Setting Suns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDMbqTot6g&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Fuck yeah! The late 70's and early 80's was an incredible era which produced a new-wave of anti-establishment art. What happened to the passionate empathic revolutionary vibe and poetry, it's been swamped by the modern narcissistic society's self-absorption in petty individuality!

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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Samotnaf

How about this for a critique?

A very worthy critique it is for its parodying of the dominant bourgeois hippy ideology! Arthur Brown was an artist extraordinaire who associated with the avant-garde revolutionary committee of the 60s which etched its anarchist non-doctrine in acid upon concrete conformity!
There were the true hippies and then there were the bourgeois copycats, you had to have been around in the 60s to recognize the nuance. Just like these days one has to know the difference between hipsters and anarchists.

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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sub lumpen filth

anyone?

Which video, I don't know what youre referring to?

Auld-bod

7 years 11 months ago

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simiangene 202:
'There were the true hippies...'

Blimey, I only met the plonkers and weekenders. None of them clocked in at 7.30am.

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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Auld-bod

simiangene 202:
'There were the true hippies...'

Blimey, I only met the plonkers and weekenders. None of them clocked in at 7.30am.

More prevalent in a non-urban collective, there did exist those who practiced the true hippy lifestyle. They clocked in at noon usually, were self-proclaimed anarchistic in their desires yet obeyed an informal dominant bourgeois alpha male , and ethically opposed the breaking of establishment laws outside of marijuana use.
But seriously, I mean those who had a pragmatic approach to food production and DIY independence and self-sufficiency and were sovereign collective associations who could survive and function without the State.

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

batswill

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.

That IS a good line, wasn't it originally an Oscar Wilde comment, but yeah, I'm going over old comments myself cos its randomly inspirational.

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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Manic

A little bit cheesy but fuck it, it gives me a warm glowing feeling inside :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvUs4rY4to
p.s. how do you embed videos on here?

Nope sorry! Sure I got the warm feeling then I thought of Marley and NO! Its just too schmaltzy for me brah.

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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Auld-bod

Tracy Chapman’s ‘Revolution’ is a good song, though I seem to remember her as a cheer leader for Mrs. Thatcher. It reminds me of Barry McGuire laughing off the lyrics of his version of ‘Eve of Destruction’. Wasn’t it Frank Zappa who said, “We’re only in it for the money”?

The big confusion lies in the fact that Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading both did a version of this song, and have a similar vocal tone and physiognomy but a different political view, which confuses white folk because other races often look the same, due to the phenomenon of cross-race effect. Anyway, Joan has a more sensual soulful sound which in my opinion would have made her an opponent of Thatcher!

Noah Fence

7 years 11 months ago

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Tracey Chapman. Eugh.

sub lumpen filth

7 years 11 months ago

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the first video Ed posted

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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sub lumpen filth

the first video Ed posted

That's Ice Cube or Easy-E

Norman Young

7 years 11 months ago

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The two songs that inspire me currently are, 'power to the people', by John lennon, and 'something inside so strong' to make the hair stand up on the back of my neck, they're quite inspiring, alongside the old classic, 'the internacionale'

cresspot

7 years 11 months ago

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[youtube]0fJXz9ZTFOw[/youtube]

ATL

7 years 9 months ago

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Just wanted to say thanks to all the people that contributed to this thread I discovered some amazing tunes and it help in the making of this short film -
https://vimeo.com/102066504
a small tribute to the job and the passing of dead time
but dead time continue so i'm off

Croy

7 years 8 months ago

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Hey that was a nice watch ATL :)

ATL

7 years 8 months ago

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thanks mate

RebelRising

7 years 8 months ago

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Can I get some Krautrock love in here?

[youtube]jJeOOvovcp8[/youtube]

Admittedly, it's a very hippy vision, but hey, it was the 70s. Besides, you can't tell me this doesn't instantly put you in a good mood.

Cha Cha 2000
Future is calling
Future is calling
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Tanz auf die Zukunft
Mit mir
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Dance to the future
With me
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Gib acht
Dass niemand
Unsern Traum zunichtemacht
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Gib acht
Cha Cha 2000
Laser blue eyes
Can see paradise
But the terror will grow
And the world will explode
Into a new moral code
We all need to
Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha
Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha
Change
We all need to change
And care
For the weak
And share
With the poor
Where will he lead us from here
Will it be drama
Or cha cha Belleville
Cha cha Belleville
Cha cha Belleville
Cha cha Belleville
So
Get out of your car
And walk on your feet
And move body move
Life is more
Than just eat
And stop drinking hard
And smoking and doping
You better start thinking
And you better start working
Deep inside yourself
This
Will be paradise
If we open our heart
If we open our eyes
Come on
And make it paradise
Where the rivers are blue
And the air is clean
And the grass green
We must work harder
We need better leaders
Who love us and don't sheat us [I think they mean "cheat".]
Don't sheat us
We must
Try try try try
It's getting 2000
It's getting 2000
Cha Cha 2000
It's getting 2000
Technology sympathy
Economy sympathy
Phantasy phantasy
We've got it all
But we don't know
Yet
So watch it
Your problems will grow
And break all over you
And then
You fall
Into a deep dream
And then
You wake up
And feel it
How it is
And how it could be
And then
You get up
And step into the sun
And feel it
Feel it
How it could be
And then
Do it
Tanz auf die Zukunft
Mit mir
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Dance to the future
With me
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
Gib acht
Cha Cha 2000
Cha Cha 2000
And your
Laser blue eyes
Can see paradise
When the wars have all gone
And it's futur d'amour
And we care for the weak
And we share with the poor
2000
Steht vor unsrer Tür

Shorty

7 years 7 months ago

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[youtube]78J9n5JHYis[/youtube]

From the same artist whose previous song I posted annunciating the critique of work we have a new one on the joys of the riot. (Inadvertantly?) subversive pop. :p

Serge Forward

7 years 7 months ago

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Ace kids' TV from the late 60s/early 70s. Proper stirring stuff with revolutionary lyrics.

[youtube]fUsZ4caApxM[/youtube]

You've got to fight for what you want
For all that you believe
It's right to fight for what we want
To live the way we please

As long as we have done our best
Then no one can do more
And life and love and happiness
Are well worth fighting for

And we should never count the cost
Or worry that we'll fall
It's better to have fought and lost
Than not have fought at all

Let's always take whatever comes
And never try to hide
Face everything and anyone
Together side by side

vicent

7 years 7 months ago

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwqA_OMaUes

Noah Fence

7 years 6 months ago

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Dodgy vid but the song smashes it!

http://youtu.be/SQ7iZ-cxyA0

Dyjbas

7 years ago

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Clearly it's this one. [youtube]kdpZ05MUQVU[/youtube]

...I told them if living means working forever
Then life is the stupidest rule
Wake up at seven, you're working at nine
What sadist invented this scheme,
Five out of seven each week of your life
'Cause you're working as part of a team
Your boss is an asshole controlling your life
Your paycheck your only concern
What a disaster you're wasting your life
Retiring once you've been burned...

Noah Fence

7 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

For the pre-revolutionary stage when you're sick of stupid questions...

http://youtu.be/faoDfaXmiQs

Noah Fence

7 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Oops. DP.

Auld-bod

7 years ago

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This is how we all probably feel - just sometimes mind you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osz7nCy3jOs

Jamal

7 years ago

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I'm a DJ...I've played thousands of records for people in my life...probably this one.

[youtube]ZmwRgTSqT9U[/youtube]

Noah Fence

7 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Jamal - that is a very good pick.

cactus9

5 years 7 months ago

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I dunno if it's a libertarian communist song or if it's already been quoted on this thread but recently this song has been inspiring me, very beautiful.

Labi Siffre - Something inside so strong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO3Dco5OdqE

[youtube]xO3Dco5OdqE[/youtube]

Dannny

5 years 7 months ago

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LibCom anthem

Wouldn't it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn't have to wait so long
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong
...
You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn't it be nice

potrokin

5 years 7 months ago

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Bella Ciao- Chumbawamba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaomLvwS8Rw
[youtube]ZaomLvwS8Rw[/youtube]

potrokin

5 years 5 months ago

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Hortense Ellis-People Make The World Go Round
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZtadt-LChc
[youtube]xZtadt-LChc[/youtube]

potrokin

5 years 5 months ago

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Talkin Bout A Revolution- Leatherface
Much better than Tracey Chapman's version in my view
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OKAAs2g1fo
[youtube]3OKAAs2g1fo[/youtube]

Serge Forward

5 years 5 months ago

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potrokin

Talkin Bout A Revolution- Leatherface
Much better than Tracey Chapman's version in my view

It's really not though is it. But nice try.

potrokin

5 years 5 months ago

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Serge Forward

potrokin

Talkin Bout A Revolution- Leatherface
Much better than Tracey Chapman's version in my view

It's really not though is it. But nice try.

You are very much mistaken comrade- the Leatherface version has more oomph.

Auld-bod

5 years 5 months ago

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Are you implying Serge Forward has lost his falurum, fal-diddle-i-urum, he's lost his falurum fal-diddle-fal-day, he's got no falurum, he's lost his ding durum?

Serge Forward

5 years 5 months ago

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I can assure you, Auld-bod, I've definitely got my mojo workin' ;)

Potrokin, I'd agree the Leatherface version does have more oomph but so does any particular Eurovision song you care to mention. Doesn't makes them better either.

potrokin

5 years 5 months ago

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I think you're still on the yuletide sherry, something must be impairing your judgement anyway, especially if you are going to compare that song with eurovision.

potrokin

5 years 5 months ago

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Auld-bod

Are you implying Serge Forward has lost his falurum, fal-diddle-i-urum, he's lost his falurum fal-diddle-fal-day, he's got no falurum, he's lost his ding durum?

lol I'm not implying anything of the kind.

Noah Fence

5 years 5 months ago

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Amazingly, the Leatherface version is actually worse than the Tracy Chapman version, a feat I would never have thought possible.
Talking of appalling songs that speak of revolution in the lyrics, please nobody posts What's Going on by Four Non Blondes, I've been through a fair bit lately but none of it compares with the horror of listening to that.

potrokin

5 years 5 months ago

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A great song, unlike anything by Abba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc
[youtube]6NXnxTNIWkc[/youtube]

Craftwork

5 years 5 months ago

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Well, obviously this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHomETco0MI

Noah Fence

5 years 5 months ago

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potrokin

A great song, unlike anything by Abba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc
[youtube]6NXnxTNIWkc[/youtube]

Now come on Comrade, I don't believe you dislike Abba - impossible!!!

Edit: Aaaagghhhh! I only just saw what your vid was once I'd posted. What are you trying to do to me??? This is not comradely comrade. Anyway, I'm not angry, just a little hurt.

potrokin

5 years 5 months ago

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Anyway guys, what do you think of the Hortense Ellis song?

adri

5 years 5 months ago

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[youtube]yeK-8ghoeFQ[/youtube]

potrokin

5 years 4 months ago

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The Ethiopians- Socialism Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSq1Z9tQW0Y
[youtube]KSq1Z9tQW0Y[/youtube]