Protest Day Playlist


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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