I’ve heard that the 1980s are back (including bad fashion choices), so I’ve decided to put together a playlist of protest songs that got us through the Reagan/Bush 41 era:
REM, “Exhuming McCarthy” — because of POTUS attacks on free press
Dead Kennedys, “Jock-o-rama” — because the “beef patrol” is in charge (for now)
The Replacements, “Bastards of Young” — because of everyone’s favorite soccer dad, Senator Tim Kaine
Fishbone, “Party at Ground Zero” — because the Donald now has the nuclear codes
Public Image Ltd/Africa Bambaata — “World Destruction” – see above
Men at Work, “It’s a Mistake” — because we’re headed for a new Cold War
Billy Bragg, “Help Save the Youth of America” — because they need it
X — “Johnny Hit and Run Pauline” — because we need support for Violence Against Women Act
The Police, “Invisible Sun” — because we need to keep hoping things will get better
Neil Young, “Rockin’ in the Free World” — because it’s a free country (for now)
Public Enemy, “Fight the Power” — let’s do it!
Readers feel free to add to the list (blog is moderated so comments won’t appear right away)
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