Every revolution has a sound track. This one is no different.

These are my most favorite political revolution songs. So, crank up the volume on your computer’s speakers and rock out to these great old classics.

Tom Petty & Friends: Won’t Back Down

The first is Tom Petty, a kid from Florida you might have heard of. On this cut, his drummer is Ringo Starr, his rhythm guitar/back-up singers are George Harrison and Jeff Lynne. Don’t miss the lyrics.

Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth

One of the greatest anti-war and anti-state songs ever.

The Who: Won’t Get Fooled Again

This classic, by The Who, is 8:33 minutes long, and the lyrics are shown as the song plays. Don’t miss the lyrics. Crank it up!!

Jimmie Vaughan: Don’t Want No Shackles On Me

Legendary bluesman Jimmie Vaughan is brother to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Beatles: Revolution

Rise Against: State of the Union

For you “yoots” (youths) in the audience. Brilliant lyrics, totally seditious. You old coots won’t might not like this, but take heart. Our kids and grandkids understand how screwed up America is.

Tears For Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule The World


Rage Against The Machine: Testify

Against Me: Baby I’m an Anarchist

The kids get it wrong on throwing bricks through windows and burning down buildings, but listen to the rest of their message.

PokerFace: Calling For A Revolution

PokerFace: I’d Rather Die Than Be Your Slave

Got a favorite song of your own?

Tell me what it is, and I might post it if it’s cool enough.

2 Responses to Music

  1. Daniel Pape says:

    I have two compilation cds themed along this line. Here’s a partial list:

    Rush: 2112
    Rush: Something For Nothing
    Rush: Red Barchetta
    Collective Soul: Tremble For My Beloved
    Collective Soul: Precious Declaration
    The Call: The Walls Came Down
    Triumph: Fight The Good Fight
    Uriah Heep: Circle Of Hands
    King’s X: King
    Black Sabbath: War Pigs
    Black Sabbath: After Forever
    John Mellencamp: Authority Song
    John Mellencamp: Crumblin’ Down
    Starz: Violation
    Altar Boys: I Question It
    Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son
    Thunderclap Newman: Something In The Air Or:
    Tom Petty: Something In The Air
    Blues Traveler: Stand

  2. Bill Yancey says:

    1. Dixie – Preferably either by classical orchestra or by a good hell-raising band like Black Oak Arkansas (Marching band is, well, O.K.). The most famous song of rebellion in the modern era, also served as an invigorating national anthem (very unlike its grossly deformed and ridiculous counterpart).

    2. Symphony #5, Movement #2 in C minor – Beethoven. Aired on Berlin Radio upon the defeat at Stalingrad, denoting the eventual destruction of Europe by the barbarians. A substitute might be found in Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Both carry a message of trans-generational faith.

    3. Fixin’ To Die Rag – Country Joe (MacDonald) & the Fish. Not comparable to the above but good from an Amerikwan perspective.

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