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Living in Wisconsin, you can imagine why I might want an "angry" playlist for my car right now. I've got 59 minutes so far of music that will help me press down on the accelerator with righteous vengeance, but I need your help to find the other 21 minutes to round out the CD.

I like music I can angrily sing along to, or to which I can endanger my life and the lives of others because I'm banging my head on the steering wheel while I'm doing 65.

I want something that will scare people if I look at them. Particularly if they voted for a certain type of marriage ban.

Here's what I have so far (in no particular order):

Soundgarden -- Birth Ritual
Tool -- Crawl Away
Ministry -- Burning Inside
Motley Crue -- Dr. Feelgood
Black Sabbath -- Paranoid
Public Enemy ft. Anthrax -- Bring Tha Noize
Ozzy -- Crazy Train
Rage Against the Machine -- Know Your Enemy
Megadeath -- Symphony of Destruction
Metallica -- Fuel
Sex Pistols -- Anarchy in the UK
Stone Temple Pilots -- Crackerman

I've also got some instrumentals on there that are just for filler. So far I'm at 59 minutes for an 80 minute CD burn. Can you help me find the next 21?
posted by thanotopsis to Media & Arts (78 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
I would vote for two additional RATM songs - Killing In The Name and Freedom.
posted by Diskeater at 10:46 AM on November 8, 2006


War Pigs
posted by matteo at 10:52 AM on November 8, 2006


Linkin Park - in the end
posted by jourman2 at 10:59 AM on November 8, 2006


If you have iTunes, try the Live from 1993 version of "Bullet the Blue Sky." Best version I have ever heard.

Paul McCartney has a song from the 80's called "Angry" (that some say is directed towards John Lennon).

"London" by the Smiths.

"Everybody's Changing," by Keane.



OK. I was just kidding about the last one. Good luck.
posted by 4ster at 11:02 AM on November 8, 2006


Shoot - Diskeater beat me to my suggestions! Think I'm gonna go play'em, just because you pissed me off by getting them in first!
And by the by, Thanatopsis, I feel you, I really do.
posted by msali at 11:05 AM on November 8, 2006


Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Iggy & the Stooges - Search & Destroy
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
DOA - War
System of a Down - B.Y.O.B.
Clutch - The Mob Goes Wild
Le Tigre - Bang Bang
Rush - 2112 (Overture)
posted by arto at 11:10 AM on November 8, 2006


I love the song "Nugget" from Cake's "Fashion Nugget" album. The chorus features the words "shut the fuck up," in a cadence that makes it even more satisfying to say than usual. Excellent rage-soundtrack song.
posted by hazelshade at 11:14 AM on November 8, 2006


Grab Ani DiFranco's "Out of Range" from her album of the same name -- there are two versions on the album, and you want the later one, which is a little more anthemic in a Springsteenian way. Read between the broken relationship lines:

just the thought
of our bed
makes me crumble like the plaster
where you punched the wall beside my head
and i try
to draw the line
but it ends up running down the middle of me
most of the time

boys get locked up in some prison
girls get locked up in some house
and it don't matter if it's a warden
or a lover
or a spouse
you just can't talk to 'em
you just can't reason
you just can't leave
and you just can't please 'em

i was locked
into being my mother's daughter
i was just eating bread and water
thinking
nothing ever changes
and i was shocked
to see the mistakes of each generation
will just fade like a radio station
if you drive out of range

if you're not angry
you're just stupid
or you don't care
how else can you react
when you know
something's so unfair
the men of the hour
can kill half the world in war
make them slaves to a super power
and let them die poor

i was locked
into being my mother's daughter
i was just eating bread and water
thinking
nothing ever changes
and i was shocked
to see the mistakes of each generation
will just fade like a radio station
if you drive out of range

just the thought
of our bed
makes me crumble like the plaster
where you punched the wall beside my head
and i try
to draw the line
but it ends up running down the middle of me
most of the time

baby i love you
that's why i'm leaving
there's no talking to you
and there's no pleasing you
and i care enough
that i'm mad
that half the world don't even know
what they could have had

i was locked
into being my mother's daughter
i was just eating bread and water
thinking
nothing ever changes
and i was shocked
to see the mistakes of each generation
will just fade like a radio station
if you drive out of range

posted by blueshammer at 11:21 AM on November 8, 2006


Any of Wesley Willis's many songs instructing the listener to perform sodomy on animals?
posted by jozxyqk at 11:21 AM on November 8, 2006


"We're Not Gonna Take It!" - Twisted Sister. Seems appropriate.
posted by shokod at 11:28 AM on November 8, 2006


Annie Lennox, Bitter Pill; Mary's Danish, Don't Crash the Car Tonight; Aerosmith, Janie's Got a Gun.

Pat Benatar?
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 11:29 AM on November 8, 2006


Anything by Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel. I recommend "I'll Meet You In Poland Baby" and "Street Of Shame".
posted by Fat Guy at 11:30 AM on November 8, 2006


Green Day's "Holiday" isn't bad for an angry song. (American Idiot is quite apropos to your situation, but it's not all that angry.)

And of course, anything Eminem. (For maximum effect, "Kill You" maybe?) I've gotten the impression he's pretty homophobic, though. "The Way I Am" is also a real angry song.

Electric Six's "Gay Bar" isn't necessarily angry, but you also state that you want to scare people who voted yes on 1, so it might work. (The video with Bush and Blair is really funny.)

Bush's "Machinehead" might qualify. And of course, Drowning Pool's "Bodies" (just don't take it too literally!).

Maybe Beastie Boy's "Fight for Your Right," although it's about less significant right-to-party, rather than the right for two people who love each other to marry. "Sabotage" is perfect 'rage' music, although it doesn't have any sort of relevant meaning.
posted by fogster at 11:31 AM on November 8, 2006


Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch
Apocalyptica - One

Anything by NOmeansno and Meshugga.
posted by pedantic at 11:32 AM on November 8, 2006


Modest Mouse: Teeth Like God's Shoeshine

You should also consider Mobb Deep for that darker more subdued anger, songs like Crawlin', Shook Ones II, Survival of the Fittest, and Hell on Earth might be up your alley.
posted by milarepa at 11:33 AM on November 8, 2006


Hmmm...

Sober or Prison Sex by Tool
Passive by A Perfect Circle
Backstabber by Dresden Dolls
Surprise! You're Dead! - Faith no More
1996 - Marilyn Manson
Wish - NIN
March of the Pigs - NIN
Suck - NIN
posted by griffey at 11:36 AM on November 8, 2006


Handsome and Gretel by Babes in Toyland
posted by fire&wings at 11:37 AM on November 8, 2006


Out Of My Way - Seether
posted by kudzu at 11:37 AM on November 8, 2006


Your first step is to sell all your regular CDs and by all Slayer CDs.

I guess there aren't any other steps after that.
posted by Darth Fedor at 11:38 AM on November 8, 2006 [1 favorite]


You all suck for not thinking of this song before me - Rockin' in the Free World by Neil Young.

Also, Combat Rock by Sleater-Kinney is good and angry but it might not be your style.
posted by Diskeater at 11:39 AM on November 8, 2006


Black Sabbath: War Pigs is better than Paranoid. There's also a cover by IIRC Faith No More that's okay.

Motorhead: at the risk of angering the gods, I humbly submit that their cover of God Save the Queen is better for an angry album than Ace of Spades.

Bad Religion. Take your pick, they usually wear their angry eyes.

White/Rob Zombie. Most anything. It's not angry, but I like Thunderkiss 65. More Human than Human might fit better as an angry song.

Metallica. Master of Puppets, but it's very long.

NWA. Fuck tha Police. It just don't get much more pissed-off than that.

I, Ron Maiden. 2 Minutes to Midnight.

Judas Priest. Breakin' the Law, which is extra appropriate because Rob Halford has teh gay.

Audioslave. Cochise? Show Me How to Live?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:40 AM on November 8, 2006


Marlyn Manson: The Beautiful People.
Nine Inch Nails - Wish
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Metallica: I would vote for something old-school like Fight Fire With Fire or Ride the Lightning. Master of Puppets would be very appropriate. Battery is just a good INSANE CRAZY song. Plus, some of old-school Metallica's lyrics are actually good.
posted by jmd82 at 11:45 AM on November 8, 2006


Oh, and anything by System of a Down. They have some especially anti-government lyrics and a lot of it is quite angry.
posted by jmd82 at 11:47 AM on November 8, 2006


FEAR, The Record. The whole thing.
posted by nasreddin at 11:48 AM on November 8, 2006


Wisconsin Death Trip- Static X
posted by drezdn at 11:50 AM on November 8, 2006


People are recommending Linkin Park? And Paul McCartney? Seriously?

It's been a while since I made one of these, so bear with me— I might be rusty. I'm gonna include some of the bands that you have up there already, because I think you can do a little better.

Blood and Thunder— Mastodon
Refuse/Resist— Sepultura
Angel of Death— Slayer
Black Metal— Venom
Prison Life— Capital Scum
Fuck it up— The Motor City Mutants
Stigmata (Live)— Ministry (from For Those Of You Who Didn't Feel Like Showing Up
You Can't Kill Stupid— Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments
Your Pretty Face is Going To Hell— Iggy and the Stooges
Drawing Flies— Soundgarden
Lightsaber Cocksucking Blues— McLusky
My Recipe Is Lust— Wolf Eyes
Agitated— Electric Eels
No Illusions— The State
God Save the Queen— The Sex Pistols
Kasimir Pulaski Day— Big Black
Prayer To God— Shellac
Seasick— Jesus Lizard
Disposable Heroes— Metallica
Violent Mood Swings— Stabbing Westward
Juan Rules— 25 Suaves
Fist Fight— Danse Asshole
Recipe For Hate— Bad Religion
To The Hilt— Die Krupps
Sick/Aspfuck— Pigface
Kick To Kill— Pop Will Eat Itself
Landmine— Quicksand
I Will Refuse— Pailhead
Kill The Poor— Dead Kennedys
All I Really Need— Machines Of Loving Grace
Suicide Jag— Chemlab (whichever remix has all the random sci-fi quotes in it)
Ace of Spades— Motorhead
Furi— Boris
Pay To Cum— Bad Brains
Supernaut— 1000 Homo DJs
Reptile— NIN
The Bee and the Cracking Egg— Comets on Fire
Bottled Women— Clone Defects
Acid Police— Boredoms
Back in Black— AC/DC

(I'll probably think of more later. This is about all I listened to in high school. How do you feel about noise?)
posted by klangklangston at 11:56 AM on November 8, 2006


Thought of another one: the song "Battle Flag" by Low Fidelity All-Stars. Also features the f-word a lot in the chorus (this seems to be a theme for me). And gets bonus points for having been featured in an episode of Queer as Folk.

(Virginia passed a gay marriage ban amendment too, by a substantial margin. It's so fucking disappointing. I can't even imagine what my gay friends must be feeling right now. I'm so sorry that you guys have to put up with this bullshit.)
posted by hazelshade at 12:02 PM on November 8, 2006


Adema's Unstable album is one of the best, most underrated albums ever recorded *especially* if you've been through a hard breakup of a relationship. Lo-Pro is also awesome, but the album Aftertaste from my all-time fave band Helmet would be in order right about now.
posted by dropkick at 12:03 PM on November 8, 2006


Klangklangston: I stand behind that (one) Paul McCartney suggestion (for this situation):

What the hell gives the right to tell me what to do with my life?
Especially when you made a mess of every chance you had to success.
Look at you... Just look at you.
I said i'm angry just looking at you.
I'm sick and tired of sitting back listening to all of your clap-trap
If you could get me to take the rap i guarantee
You'd leave me with a backslap.
Push me to the left, push me to the right try to take me out of the way
Ven if you kick me off the edge of the world,
You're still going to hear me say...

When the hell gives you the right to tell me what to do with my life?
Especially when you made a mess of every chance you have to success.
Look at you. Oh look at you.
I said i'm angry just looking at you.

Shouting down again mahama. Shouting down again.
Shouting down agaun mahama. Shouting down again.

I can't begin to tell you all the reasons why you're making me crazy.
I've got so many answers like you're stupid, like you're crooked, like you're lazy.

Hit me with your left, hit me with your right.
Hit me from the top to the toe.
Even when you chew me up and spit me out,
posted by 4ster at 12:04 PM on November 8, 2006


Maybe too mellow for your list, but I love driving to Thievery Corporation's "Warning Shots"
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:11 PM on November 8, 2006


Virtually any song off of The Refused's The Shape of Punk to Come, especially "New Noise" and "The Deadly Rythym."

I always loved the twitchy vibe of "Riot" and "Well Paid Scientist" off of The Dead Kennedy's Plastic Surgery Disasters.

"Sky" by Shotmaker.
posted by saladin at 12:12 PM on November 8, 2006


Pretty much anything from "Live Through This" (Hole). especially like the final, ragingly cathartic "FUCK YOU!" at the end of "I Think That I Would Die."

And there's always "Credit in the Straight World."
posted by rtha at 12:18 PM on November 8, 2006


Most of The Thermals' new album, The Body, The Blood, The Machine, especially the first track "Here's Your Future."

I second the Ani DiFranco and Le Tigre suggestions.

Sleater-Kinney? They are angry and righteous.

Ooh, "From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)" by Against Me! is also awesome and rage-ful ("Oh, Condoleeza, do you get the fucking joke?").
posted by SoftRain at 12:19 PM on November 8, 2006


"London" by the Smiths. good

"London" covered by Anthrax. Better.

Rather than just post my personal collection of angry songs, I'll base these on the kind of music you already have listed: (Though every one of these does, in fact, come from my personal collection of angry songs ;)

Breaking me down - Soil
Vote with a Bullet - Corrosion of Conformity
F.I.G.H.T - Unwritten Law
Get Ready - (hed) PE
Nobody - Skindred (kinda like an angry reggae Korn)
Bombs over Baghdad - Outkast (try to find the metal remix)
Bombshell - Powerman 5000
Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit (suck it haters, this is an angry song.)
Renegades - Rage Against the Machine (though any RAtM would apply)
Dead Again - Buckcherry
A Drug Against War - KMFDM
Reflecting God - Marylin Manson (Lunchbox is good too)
Battery - Metallica
Name of the Game - The Crystal Method
Bad Habit - Offspring
Rejected - Rancid
Mouth for War - Pantera
Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck - Prong
Raise Up - Saliva
Scratch 'n' Sniff - Rhino Bucket
Sin City (KMFDM remix) - Genetorturers
PAMF - Skold
Smack my Bitch Up - The Prodigy
Stoopid Ass - Grand Theft Audio
AC/DC - That's the Way I Want to Rock and Roll

Anthrax - anything from Stomp 442 or Vol 8 the Threat is Real
Megadeth - anything from Rust in Peace
Rob Zombie/ White Zombie - anything.

[Use caution when driving and listening to this music. Much of it came from a contest with my co-workers to come up with the best angry driving song. I got my first speeding ticket in 10 years listening to one of these tracks.]

[It was worth it.]
posted by quin at 12:21 PM on November 8, 2006


Oh, and how could I have forgotten the angriest song of all time.

Flashback - Ministry
posted by quin at 12:30 PM on November 8, 2006


I'd add "Monkey Wrench" by the Foo Fighters. I'm always angry that I can't get through the loud shouting section ending with the extremely long yell ("one last thing before I quit...") in one breath like it seems Dave Grohl can. I swear I saw him do it live. His lungs must extend down to his toes.

Or if you really want angry, forgive me for plugging an album by some friends of mine. Bludge. 23 totally angry songs in 14 minutes, but full of some choice grooves.
posted by dr. fresh at 12:31 PM on November 8, 2006


Oh God, I totally forgot The Locust. Any song.
posted by saladin at 12:58 PM on November 8, 2006


Henry Rollins gets pretty angry. 'Liar' off of 'Weight' by Rollins Band might do the trick?
posted by backwards guitar at 1:02 PM on November 8, 2006


Shame - Stabbing Westward
Aenima - Tool
Would? - Alice In Chains

Hm. I do not seem to have a lot of angry music. Sorry. But those are among the angry songs I listen to!
posted by angeline at 1:02 PM on November 8, 2006


Ummm...Linkin park not angry? Have you ever listened?
posted by jourman2 at 1:05 PM on November 8, 2006


I'm going to have to look to our Nation's Capitol here and mention Minor Threat, Bad Brains, and/or Nation of Ullysses could have a place on your CD.
posted by trbrts at 1:16 PM on November 8, 2006 [1 favorite]


Chop Suey - System of a Down. All their music is very angry, but probably more so since Bush invaded Iraq, so anything off Hypnotize (Attack and Stealing Society) and Mesmerize is awesome.
Damn Straight, Killswitch and Boltcutter by Grinspoon are also really good for anger.
posted by cholly at 1:24 PM on November 8, 2006


Angry - PiL
I Don't Care about You - Fear
Rockwrok - Ultravox
posted by jet_silver at 1:33 PM on November 8, 2006


I can't believe this thread got this far without a single mention of Pantera. I nominate the entirety of Vulgar Display of Power, especially, perhaps, Mouth for War, Fucking Hostile, and Rise.

Also, much of Nailbomb's Point Black, especially Wasting Away ("Carve your rights into your arm / so they don't get taken away") and Vai Toma No Cu ("Fuck you and your plans, I'll live my life my way").
posted by jammer at 1:39 PM on November 8, 2006


My driving-in-the-car shout-along songs:

Front 242 - Religion
Nine Inch Nails - Gave Up
Rollins Band - Tearing
Nirvana - Sliver
Tool - Intolerance ("you lie, cheat, and steal, I cannot tolerate you")
Metallica - Blackened, For Whom The Bell Tolls, or Master of Puppets
Pantera - Fucking Hostile (yes, you will scare people in other cars when you are screaming along with the chorus)
posted by Melinika at 1:54 PM on November 8, 2006


Any DnB (That's Drum 'n' Bass). Makes me drive like a mofo. Try the archives at dnbradio.com for plenty of mixes.
posted by pwf at 2:04 PM on November 8, 2006


Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight - certainly one of the most menacings songs of the past quarter century.
posted by Neiltupper at 2:12 PM on November 8, 2006


Metallica - Battery. Seriously.
Eminem - White America.
The foll. lyrics aptly describe my experience of when I first came across these two songs, and then kept them on repeat loop almost the entire week until my head felt like it exploding into a zillion little pieces and shooting off into space or something.

"So much anger aimed at no particular direction
Just sprays and sprays
Straight through your radio waves
It plays and plays
Till it stays stuck in your head
For days and days"

posted by forwebsites at 2:22 PM on November 8, 2006


wake up and smell the CARCASS!
posted by Max Power at 2:25 PM on November 8, 2006


Nomeansno's "Everyday I Start to Ooze" is a great angry song. If you sing along, you get to yell "YOU DUMB FUCK" at the top of your voice two or three times over the course of the song, and who doesn't want that?
posted by Johnny Assay at 2:29 PM on November 8, 2006


um. Crass? The Casualties?

How bout some screamo?
posted by Stynxno at 2:34 PM on November 8, 2006


If you want to scare homophobes, I've found playing Leviticus: Faggot by Me'shell Ndegeocello tends to make people squirm. It's not loud and agry, but it's funky with rage.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 2:34 PM on November 8, 2006


Powerman 5000 -When Worlds Collide

If you ever see a lame ass white gurl headbanging in her car, that's me rocking out to this song. You can't help it!!!
posted by CwgrlUp at 2:42 PM on November 8, 2006


I second the Pantera suggestion, especially Fucking Hostile.
You should also look into Napalm Death and Human Wick Effect, who are both excellent grindcore.

And I'm still laughing at the Linkin Park and Paul McCartney suggestions, along with Ani DiFranco, Annie Lennox and Modest Mouse. They're the "It makes me feel angry when you..." statements next to Pantera's smash 'em in the fucking face.

Terror by KMFDM is also recommended.
posted by klangklangston at 3:09 PM on November 8, 2006


Oh, and Cleanse My Wounds by Corrosion of Conformity goes well with Prong's Snap My Fingers, Snap Your Neck (which is Prong's only great song).
posted by klangklangston at 3:10 PM on November 8, 2006


Lots of good suggestions. klangklangston's list is particularly solid, as is the all-Slayer idea. Other suggestions:

Notorious B.I.G.; any other sufficiently direct and non-reflective gangsta rap is excellent for this, and will scare the old folks still.

Old riot grrl stuff - Bikini Kill, Seven Year Bitch, etc.

Grunge - Nirvana, "Negative Creep" or "Territorial Pissings," Mudhoney, "Judgment, Rage, Retribution, And Thyme," "Into Your Shtick"

PJ Harvey, anything off of Rid of Me/ 4-Track Demos. I prefer the version of "Snake" on Rid of Me, myself.

I bet the Butthole Surfers would be real good for this, but I don't know exactly which song.

Slightly more recent: At The Drive In, and – well, if we're talking old industrial stuff, I may as well throw this in there – Atari Teenage Riot.
posted by furiousthought at 3:14 PM on November 8, 2006


Oh yeah. Old industrial. Skinny Puppy, anything off of Too Dark Park.
posted by furiousthought at 3:18 PM on November 8, 2006


"One of My Turns" by Pink Floyd
"Truganini" by Midnight Oil
posted by OneOliveShort at 3:23 PM on November 8, 2006


Don't forget political punk. Bad Religion has been mentioned; also see Anti-Flag, Strike Anywhere, the Casualties, etc.
posted by craven_morhead at 3:45 PM on November 8, 2006


XTC - "Dear God"
posted by melixxa600 at 4:15 PM on November 8, 2006


Also: The Smiths - "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
posted by melixxa600 at 4:17 PM on November 8, 2006


I am going to cast a vote for several already mentioned and add some new ones:

When Worlds Collide - Powerman 5000
Name of the Game - The Crystal Method
Smack my Bitch Up - The Prodigy
Spybreak! - Propellerheads
Juke-joint Jezebel - KMFDM
After The Flesh - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Dragula - Rob Zombie
More Human Than Human - White Zombie
Get Up, Get Out! - Godsmack
Stupify - Disturbed
Bodies - Drowning Pool (I recomend the version from the Tripple X soundtrack)
Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A. (I can't believe no one had mentioned this one yet, but the other N.W.A. song mentioned is from the same album.)
posted by slavlin at 4:20 PM on November 8, 2006


Some of you guys have really bizarre ideas of "angry music."

Anything by Pantera
Old Helloween
Any Slayer, Morbid Chaos, Sepultura, Deicide, Death, Danzig, Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, etc.

Throw in some Grim Reaper and GWAR for good measure.

How about some Rammstein? German metal bands are great for scaring right wing fundies.

I'd leave off the Ani DiFranco, though. That's more likely to get you laughed at. And Linkin Park will just get you tagged as being yet another whiny emo kid.
posted by drstein at 6:26 PM on November 8, 2006


nth-ing ACDC and Linkin Park (it doesn't matter much that it's labeled as emo, the music itself is angry and fits the bill) and Eminem.

Also:
Click Click Boom, by Saliva
Enemy, by Sevendust
Downfall, by TRUSTcompany
Get Free, by The Vines.

(ugh, all my remotely angry music comes from the boyfriend. what is this?)

I always like American Psycho (Treble Charger) for a bit of righteous anger. And maybe I Hate Everything About You, by 3 Days Grace, although for that one only the chorus really works.
posted by Phire at 6:38 PM on November 8, 2006


Strapping Young Lad- In The Rainy Season

Ministry- N.W.O.

The third movement of Shostakovich's 8th Symphony
posted by the duck by the oboe at 6:42 PM on November 8, 2006


BAD BRAINS -

BANNED IN D.C.

Thirty times in a row!!!!
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:55 PM on November 8, 2006


"I don't care about you," by Fear, seconded -- I have to cop to finding the Guns n Roses cover of this song excellent, excellent angry driving music, but I cannot defend this choice from its many critics.

Pere Ubu, "Non-alignment pact," is a good one, and it, like many ballot initiatives, is about sex panic (I think.)
posted by escabeche at 7:01 PM on November 8, 2006


I'd throw some Fugazi on there, song of your choice.

Mostly I just wanted to commiserate as a WI voter; I think I'm the most depressed Democrat in the country today. (Well, me any everyone else in WI. And TN.)
posted by anjamu at 7:10 PM on November 8, 2006


"Anger is a gift" -- Zach De La Rocha.

Thanks for all the great suggestions, folks. I took the car out for some errands this evening, and it really seemed to do the trick. At one point, my son, sitting in the passenger seat, who's very used to a set of headphones and a volume meter turned to 10, said: "Sheesh, loud much?"
posted by thanotopsis at 7:17 PM on November 8, 2006


I've got to back up klangklangston. Get some Sepultura and wallow in some proper rage against the machine.

Then buy steel capped boots, update your medical insurance and see them live. You'll feel better.
posted by snarfodox at 7:48 PM on November 8, 2006


Ty Cobb, by Soundgarden.
posted by concrete at 7:56 PM on November 8, 2006


Seconding Fear and Big Black, especially Big Black. And especially "Power of Independent Trucking" or "Cables".

I like escabeche's suggestion of Pere Ubu's "Non-Alignment Pact", too--it's not terribly angry-sounding, IMO, but the intro definitely has scaring-people-away potential.

And also everything on klangklangston's list.
posted by equalpants at 8:39 PM on November 8, 2006


The Clash: "I'm so Bored with the USA"
Gang of Four:The entire Entertainment album (okay, maybe NOT "Damaged Goods" since that deals more with bitterness about love).
posted by brujita at 9:17 PM on November 8, 2006


Hopefully no one's mentioned these ones yet.

Nine Inch Nails: "Burn"
KMFDM: "Beast" (this being the third suggestion for something off Nihil)
Tool: "Ticks & Leeches"
Soundgarden: "Jesus Christ Pose"
Pearl Jam: "Lukin"
Björk: "Army of Me"
Marilyn Manson's cover of "Rock'n'roll Nigger"
Saul Williams: "Act III Scene 2 (Shakespeare)" (this one has politics and Zack de la Rocha for you)
Saul Williams: "List of Demands (Reparations)"
A3: "Mao Tse Tung Said"

I don't think Ani DiFranco really meets the road rage requirement you seem to be looking for but she's definitely good for being angry about politics. "Untouchable Face" has "fuck you and your untouchable face fuck you for existing in the first place" as a nice chorus but it's not a loud or fast song, despite the chorus, feeding a more subtle kind of anger.

Also, I must say that any aggression found in Linkin Park's music is canceled out by those whiny little shit vocals. Ugh.
posted by DyRE at 12:20 AM on November 9, 2006


While I appreciate quality music that has angry lyrics with a relatively "traditional" sound, when I really need an escape I need something that is loud, fast, and angry. I recommend the following for blasting when you pull up next to the Escalade full of evangelicals who voted "yes" (i'm also in WI), or for your next intense workout.

If you think Disturbed or Drowning Pool are too hard or extreme, just steer very clear of all of these...

* Converge - No Heroes (full album) - listen to the title track here (~3.5 meg legal mp3), with more stuff here. Converge is consistently one of the most brutal, insane, progressive metal bands around. No Heroes is their latest album, and I would also strongly recommend Jane Doe.

* Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine - more technical then Converge, with some jazz/fusion influences. The drummer is insane. Watch a live set here - the audio is crappy of course since its youtube, but one of the most intense bands I've ever seen live.

* Mastodon - Blood Mountain - less crazy then the first two, leaning more towards progressive/art metal, but you would probably enjoy them if you like a more "classic" sound.

* Refused - Shape of Punk to Come - seconded from above...

* Botch, Page 99, City of the Caterpillar -- just a few other bands if you like the above...
posted by rsanheim at 2:12 AM on November 9, 2006


Yeah, if you just wanted fight-back anthems, we'd be talking The Clash's I'm Not Down, rather than London's Burning or Bored with the USA.

More suggestions:
Concrete Blonde— Jesus Forgive Me (for the things I'm about to say)
Front 242— Animal (cage)
Boris— Pink
Mission of Burma— The Ballad of Johnny Burma
New Crime Icons— American Dream Deferred
Axis of Evil— Danger Zone
posted by klangklangston at 6:33 AM on November 9, 2006


"More Beer" by Fear is also a good one. Not really angry, just damn funny.
posted by drstein at 8:54 AM on November 9, 2006


Brides of Destruction
-Shut the F*** Up
posted by philad at 10:31 AM on November 9, 2006


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