What's your favourite (protest) music of the moment?
September 28, 2013 7:38 PM Subscribe
Post Australian Federal election, faced with my nation of birth demoting science, closing the Climate Commission and being assholes about asylum seekers I'm feeling angry, but also pretty hopeless. And that's just
the major Australian
issues of the last fortnight. I need music to keep me going. What are your favourite protest, activist and resistance songs that are just plain good music?
(Bonus points for relevant artists that aren't bolshy white men.)
posted by pipstar to society & culture (20 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm finding that listening to songs like Gustav's (a female Austrian performer) take on We Shall Overcome or Bragg's Waiting For The Great Leap Forward are really helpful for maintaining energy and hope these days.
I stayed up late watching the Joe Strummer doco "Future is Unwritten" last night which helped a lot. However, what with listening to a lot of Billy Bragg and Paul Kelly lately I feel that I need to broaden my horizons beyond my (well loved) bolshy white guys. They still have so much relevance, but I'd love more catchy sing along, popular music that energises me to a) keep on waking up and b) do something about making the world better.
Artist suggestions are good, but specific songs to get me started would be even better. I'd love to hear your recommendations.