Thursday, January 13, 2011

33 Revolutions per Minute - A History of Protest Songs (january 2011 update)

Last november I started this strange experiment of a playlist about a blog. The blog is 33 Revolutions per Minute, by Guardian's music writer Dorian Lynskey, who's soon gonna publish a book with the same title. It's a blog about protest songs. Not just a historical one: it filters the facts of today's world through musical lenses. Lynskey writes about barricades in London, Kanye West new album, Jareed Lee Loughner's attack in Arizona, discussions about new and wealthy brit rock, etc. etc. And he always makes connections with and between music. I put in a playlist all the songs he mentioned. From Rolling Stones to Dead Kennedys, from Pulp to Specials, from Kanye West to Gil Scott-Heron, from Rage Against the Machine to Cage Against the Machine, from Limp Bizkit to Primal Scream, from The Smiths to Vampire Weekend. Let's say it's the beat of the blog. Enjoy! And don't forget to read the original posts on 33 Revolutions per Minute.

(22 songs out of 25, 88%, about 1 hour)

The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man
Solomon Burke - Maggie's Farm
Sonic Youth – Youth Against Fascism
Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop
Bob Dylan - Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – California Uber Alles
Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
Pulp – Common People (Full Length Version / Album Version)
The Specials – Ghost Town
Kanye West – Who Will Survive In America
Gil Scott-Heron – Comment #1
Kanye West – Gorgeous
Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is - Remastered - 1988
Kanye West – My Way Home
Kanye West - We Don't Care
Kanye West - Jesus Walks
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
John Cage – 4`33` (Cage Against The Machine Version)
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
Rollin' - Limp Bizkit
Primal Scream – Exterminator
Huggy Bear - Her Jazz
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead / Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty [Medley]
Captain Ska – Liar Liar
Vampire Weekend – Taxi Cab

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0292)

P.S. Lynksey also wrote a long post about Christmas music. I haven't include any songs from it, because Lynksey himself made a Spotify playlist about it. You can listen to it here. Take it as a Christmas special. :o)

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