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Jun 14 2009 09:49

Wagner participated in the 1848/49 revolution in Saxony together with Bakunin, he also met Proudhon somewhere in the 1840ies ... after the failed revolution, he moved to the right and wrote pamphlets about "the jewry in music"

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Jun 14 2009 14:56

Zounds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3B0vgs1KUc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8w14IaS8Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TfCfaDJM0k&feature=related

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Jun 20 2009 21:39

Try 'Squeezing Sponges over Policemen's Heads' by Gong, from their Camembert Electrique album. Or, better still, 'Mexican Whistler' by Roger Whittaker, his reworking of an old Zapatista tune wink

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Jun 28 2009 23:26

Dr Eugene Chadbourne- jazz country punk thrash with native American influences- not sure he would define himself as an anarchist but I get a lot from the ideas he works with- lots of brilliant songs and he can play guitar banjo and hay rake like no one else, he is fucking nutty to see live- a force of nature.
http://www.eugenechadbourne.com/eugenechadbourne/default.htm
going on Dr Chad's site I just seen Jimmy Carl Black is dead... howl!
Check out Jimmy Carl as well.

Does any one remember Blodwyn Pygg? some one told me they were anarchists.
Of course Amsrterdam's The Ex well meaning dull and as close to anarchist as they dare get.

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Jun 29 2009 13:12

Has anyone mentioned The Subhumans? (The Canadian band, not the English one)
The bass player Gerry Useless was one of the 'Vancouver Five'.

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Sep 22 2009 15:00

If anyone's interested, I came across some pretty great recordings of Italian anarchist folk music on the ole intertubes (songs written by Pietro Gori and other 1st wave anarchists back in the early 20th c.; recordings are much more recent obviously). It's really catchy stuff so it's worth checking out even if you don't speak Italian.
I hope it's ok if I post the mediafire links directly:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ernzjz0iyzn (Artist: Canzoniere Internazionale. Title: "Gli Anarchici")
http://www.mediafire.com/?f3ymagjewtm (Artist: Various. Title: "Canti anarchici di Pietro Gori")
http://rapidshare.com/files/276731843/anespigo.rar.html (Artist: Various. Title: "Pietro Gori")

the blog I found this stuff on: http://italianfolkmusic.blogspot.com/

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Sep 28 2009 10:22

What about SPGB punk ( complete with quotes from Steve Coleman )

Christ the Band

http://www.christtheband.com/Album.htm

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Sep 28 2009 14:37

Fuck, that is an impressive level of SPGBery:

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It's not enough to call yourself “socialist”
The Nazis and Trots did but they meant
Wages system under state management
It's not enough to support those reforms
Can't change laws by which the market performs
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Oct 2 2009 17:53
Vlad336 wrote:
If anyone's interested, I came across some pretty great recordings of Italian anarchist folk music on the ole intertubes (songs written by Pietro Gori and other 1st wave anarchists back in the early 20th c.; recordings are much more recent obviously). It's really catchy stuff so it's worth checking out even if you don't speak Italian.
I hope it's ok if I post the mediafire links directly:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ernzjz0iyzn (Artist: Canzoniere Internazionale. Title: "Gli Anarchici")
http://www.mediafire.com/?f3ymagjewtm (Artist: Various. Title: "Canti anarchici di Pietro Gori")
http://rapidshare.com/files/276731843/anespigo.rar.html (Artist: Various. Title: "Pietro Gori")

the blog I found this stuff on: http://italianfolkmusic.blogspot.com/

password

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Oct 2 2009 19:34
jef wrote:
password

sorry, it must've slipped my mind; the password is highqualitymp3, if I remember correctly. It should say on the blog though (1st or 2nd page).

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Oct 13 2009 09:02

Ignoring the whole "omfg i has anarchyst lirycs i are so revolt" punk rock thing I recommend to check noise music acts which are truly revolutionary in their own field, like, for example, Masonna. Apart from that, there's never enough of Psychic TV.

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Oct 20 2009 13:06

Every anarchist on here would be doing themselves a favor by listening to Panopticon: uncompromising, epic ambient black metal with a unique anarchist/pagan bent.

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Oct 20 2009 14:43
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anarchist/pagan

No.

~J.

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Oct 20 2009 22:50
BigLittleJ wrote:
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anarchist/pagan

No.

~J.

What, "ambient black metal" ddint put you off first?

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Oct 20 2009 23:04

Yeah, but somehow having absolutely shit taste in music is less offensive to my sensibilities than having absolutely shit politics. Mainly because the former is a crime of which I too am guilty.

~J.

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Oct 20 2009 23:25
Anghrist wrote:
Every anarchist on here would be doing themselves a favor by nailing their cock to a bit of wood like Bob Flannagan. Black Metal is for Nazis and is FULL bent.
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Oct 21 2009 16:45

Someone obviously doesn't know what they're talking about. If you haven't listened to it or read the lyrics, you have no room to judge the music or the message behind it (which is actually quite erudite and changed my mind about the role of religion in anarchism).

Come on now, let's be accepting of other peoples' ideals..

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Oct 21 2009 16:45
BigLittleJ wrote:
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anarchist/pagan

No.

~J.

You'd be surprised

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Oct 21 2009 17:12

RELIGION

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Oct 21 2009 17:14

...is the Opiate of the Masses - Proletariat. Good song.

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Oct 21 2009 17:33

"political music" lol

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Oct 21 2009 23:37
Jenni wrote:
"political music" lol

I second that emotion
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But the Pietro Gori songs are actually good (see above links)

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Oct 23 2009 23:10

What about David Rovics? I'm not crazy about his voice, but some of his songs aren't bad.

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Oct 28 2009 22:20

www.anarcho-punk.net has a lot of crusty stuff and punk which cover a lot of topics concerning "anarchist issues" or whatever. Amebix is good. Additionally, Anti-Flag are anarchy.

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Oct 28 2009 22:21

riotfolk.org

These are sites you can Down Load that ish for freeeeeee - which is very anarchist.

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Oct 28 2009 22:23
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Every anarchist on here would be doing themselves a favor by listening to Panopticon

Whoa, Panopticon from Louisville, KY?

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Oct 29 2009 14:52
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...is the Opiate of the Masses - Proletariat. Good song.

I listened to "Options" on my mp3 player today while I was standing around killing time at the bus stop near the place I had a job interview cos I'd accidentally turned up really early for it. I definitely felt like I was sticking it to the man.

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Oct 29 2009 19:59

What job was it Farce? Military service? Factory employment? Or back on welfare assistance?

You tell me the options.

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Oct 29 2009 23:01

I think that's who he's referring to, I've heard of it, I'm not crazy about black metal, but they wrote songs about Sacco and Vanzetti... I don't think they are Nazis

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Nov 1 2009 17:17

My son, who's into 'death metal', told me there's a band called Wolves in the Throne Room who are supposed to be anarchist or libertarian... There's also some kind of Anarchist Black Metal thing set up in opposition to the Nazi currents in that genre, so I've been told. (Red and Anarchist Black Metal, in fact).