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Please recommenced me some "political" music that fits my vegan tastes?
February 10, 2014 6:38 AM   Subscribe

I like Dead Prez, disposable heroes of hiphoprisy, Defiance Ohio, Good Clean Fun, propagandhi. Bands that sing about veganism, health, discipline, organization, how corporations suck, how religion sucks, dumpster diving, tofu, vegetables, honesty, being a good human being, cooking, gardening, etc. A lot of songs may seem cheesy, or corny, but I don't think they are, and I don't mind it. I prefer rap, but other genres are ok too. Even this youtube video "read a book" is good.
posted by crawltopslow to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Coup.
Anti Flag
Against Me
Labtekwon
Mr. Lif
Ab Soul
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:45 AM on February 10 [3 favorites]


Consolidated.
posted by escabeche at 6:50 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Conflict.
posted by Beardman at 6:56 AM on February 10


Wolves in the Throne Room
Earth Crisis
posted by The Michael The at 6:59 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Spearhead is Michael Franti's project since Disposable Heroes stopped making albums. Different sound, but similar ethos.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 7:21 AM on February 10


Conner Oberst related bands such as, Deseparacidos, might work for you.
posted by davidvanb at 7:28 AM on February 10


If you want more folk-punk like Defiance, Ohio, I imagine a lot of other Plan-it-X bands would appeal to you like Abe Froman, Operation: Cliff Clavin, The Devil is Electric, Ghost Mice, One Reason, Rosa, Spoonboy...
posted by radiomayonnaise at 7:46 AM on February 10


Strike Anywhere
Avail
Immortal Technique (note: he's a bit of a loon)
Killer Mike
Jedi Mind Tricks
Inquisition

I assume you're already cranking Minor Threat and Fugazi, right?
posted by playertobenamedlater at 7:47 AM on February 10


Seven Seconds
Hardcore, not rap.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:47 AM on February 10


Velvet Acid Christ.
posted by Gable Oak at 8:14 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Any of Pat the Bunny's projects. Currently, it's Ramshackle Glory. In the past, he's been Wingnut Dishwasher's Union and Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains.
posted by Grandysaur at 8:51 AM on February 10


Capitalist Casualties
Assück
Amebix
Napalm Death

If you aren't already listening to them: Dead Kennedys
posted by ignignokt at 8:57 AM on February 10


Surprised Rise Against hasn't made the list yet. Lots up there is good too. Star Fucking Hipsters. The Coup.
posted by General Malaise at 9:26 AM on February 10


She's a lot folksier than you might be looking for, but Mirah sings about many of the things you are interested in on her album "To All We Stretch the Open Arm" (and maybe on other albums, but that's the only one of hers I know).
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:46 AM on February 10


Also rather folksy, but you'd probably like Richard Garvey's music. He writes about all of those things.. I particularly like his "Neighbors" song. The band name is Far From Rich.
http://www.richardgarvey.ca/

Full Disclosure: I've heard him live (and it's much better than his recordings), and he is the ex-boyfriend of a close friend of mine.
posted by valoius at 10:35 AM on February 10


Macklemore, The Flobots, Blue Scholars, Common Market.
posted by cnc at 10:51 AM on February 10


Crass- Best Before 1984.
posted by thegreatfleecircus at 10:57 AM on February 10


The Refused.
posted by MisantropicPainforest at 11:21 AM on February 10


Certainly not rap, but Evan Greer's "Riot Folk" music might appeal to you.
posted by sibilatorix at 1:25 PM on February 10


Blue Scholars
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles at 1:57 PM on February 10


Similar to Connor Oberst is Xavier Rudd - I think you'll like that.
Also, my friend Keeth's band Harmonica Pocket. =)
posted by jrobin276 at 5:28 PM on February 10


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDn9qNPIdkE (blend of the Seun Kuti song "Rise" with a Swizz Beatz instrumental)
posted by basketballandinternet at 6:21 PM on February 10


Jeffrey Lewis' covers of Crass, from the 12 Crass Songs album.
posted by mippy at 8:49 AM on February 11


Early Oingo Boingo & The Box Tops
posted by Brickberry at 8:03 PM on February 13


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