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Monday, October 24, 2011

Mailbag: "Every Revolution Needs Its Anthem"

Posted by on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM

The letter reads:

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"Editor,

Every revolution needs its anthem—in lieu of something better, I think people sitting in Wall Street should hear Muse's "Uprising" frequently played on portable CD players."

Then I accidentally ran over it with my rolling desk chair. See our list of songs for the revolution in this week's issue, out Wednesday. Until then, what's your revolution song?

 

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Camembert 1
They'll be pie in the sky when you die (that's a lie!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycu38kYDt…
Posted by Camembert on October 24, 2011 at 2:51 PM · Report this
2
Row Row Fight the Powah!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUQ1Y8nPz…
Posted by captain spaceman on October 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM · Report this
Posted by Pol Pot on October 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM · Report this
Vince 4
I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables
Posted by Vince on October 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM · Report this
5
We Will Not Be Divided, by Dan Bern.

Some lyrics:
You can separate a worker from his rightful dollar
His peso, his euro, his yen
Trample his freedom, his restitution
His constitution, my friend
Steal his loot and take it to some island retreat
You can run but you cannot hide
We will not be divided, my friends
We will not be divided

Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Frankin
Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine
Thorough, Walt Whitman, Rodney King
Woody Guthrie singin' out in the rain
Emma Goldman, Eleanor Roosevelt
Abraham, Martin and John

We will not be divided, my friends
We will not be divided
We will not be divided, my friends
We will not be divided
Dan singing (part of) the song in Madison, March 2011 ... first a short excerpt from the Capitol steps, then a longer portion indoors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGLw-W6J4…
Posted by N in Seattle http://peacetreefarm.org on October 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM · Report this
6
Rise Against "The First Drop"
Posted by display name on October 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM · Report this
7
"Capitalism" by Oingo Boingo
Posted by You're just a middle-class socialist brat on October 24, 2011 at 3:12 PM · Report this
Keister Button 8
Piero Piccioni's "Spiral Waltz"
Posted by Keister Button on October 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Dougsf 9
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was the last good song attached to a revolution I can think of. Muse?! For fucks sake, sounds like this movements about 5 new members away from electing "Right Here Right Now." "Eat the Rich" would be the no brainer here, but really, Void's "Who Are You and Why Are You Here" might be nudging its way up.

Also, who cares what I think, Pete Seeger's hanging with the folks in NYC, so I'm sure it's already been decided.
Posted by Dougsf on October 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM · Report this
10
"Yakety Sax" by Boots Randolph, obviously.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on October 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM · Report this
seandr 11
Kiss - Detroit Rock City
Posted by seandr on October 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM · Report this
12
No question:
"I was looking for a job
And then I found a job
And heaven knows I'm miserable now"
Posted by gloomy gus on October 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM · Report this
13
We Can't Make it Here Anymore by James McMurtry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTW0y6kaz…

Posted by azxscdedwsqa1q2w3e on October 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKiXYveus…

It's gonna be a good revolution.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on October 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Tingleyfeeln 15
"Birth, School, Work, Death" by The Godfathers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO5dcW0P7…
Posted by Tingleyfeeln on October 24, 2011 at 4:01 PM · Report this
LEE. 16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-tGetObT…

I really only wanted to suggest the first song, but the second works just as well.
Posted by LEE. on October 24, 2011 at 4:03 PM · Report this
Foghorn Leghorn 17
I was gonna go with Otep's "Smash The Control Machine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_7jaX8…

But I think Yakety Sax takes it.
Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on October 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 18

Groovy people how do you do?
Let me dedicate my fuzz to you

Are you ready (are you ready)?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP6qwjnJW…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on October 24, 2011 at 4:07 PM · Report this
blip 19
There is a rendition of "Kids in America" used in a Totino's Pizza Rolls commercial that seems oddly fitting, for reasons I can't quite explain. It's post-ironic or something.
Posted by blip on October 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM · Report this
--MC 20
Either "Bastards of Young" or "The Official Ironman Rally Song".
Posted by --MC on October 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM · Report this
21
"Let's Work Together" -- Wilbert Harrison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYWiUErA9…
Posted by Linda J on October 24, 2011 at 4:33 PM · Report this
22
ex-spectator--- Fugazi
Posted by zen-compass on October 24, 2011 at 4:36 PM · Report this
bedipped 23
"Anodrogynous" by The Replacements

Here's the Joan Jett version w/ John Doe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bs6QT82T…

Tomorrow who's gonna fuss?
Posted by bedipped on October 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM · Report this
Dougsf 24
I change my answer to what #10 said.
Posted by Dougsf on October 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM · Report this
Posted by dangerousgift on October 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM · Report this
Posted by sgt_doom on October 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM · Report this
blackhook 27
"Call Any Vegetable" - Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

FZ: This is a song about vegetables ... they keep you regular; they're real good for ya.

Call any vegetable (Call any vegetable)
Call it by name (Call any vegetable)
Call one today (Call any vegetable)
When you get off the train (Call any vegetable)

Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
O-oh, the vegetable will respond to you

FZ: Some people don't go for prunes ... I dunno ... I've always found that if they ...

Call any vegetable (Call any vegetable)
Pick up your phone (Call any vegetable)
Think of a vegetable (Call any vegetable)
Lonely at home (Call any vegetable)

Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
That a vegetable will respond to you-hoooo

Ruta-bay-ay-ayga
Ruta-bay-ay-ayga
Ruta-bay-ay-ayga
Ruta-bay-ay-ayga
Ruta-bay-y-y ...

FZ: A prune isn't really a vegetable. Cabbage is a vegetable.

No one will know if you don't want to let 'em know
No one will know 'less it's you that might tell 'em so
Call and they'll come to you covered with dew
Vegetables dream of responding to you
Standing there shiny & proud by your side
Holding your hand while the neighbors decide
Why is a vegetable something to hide?

Yar-r-r-r-r-r-gh!

Posted by blackhook on October 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM · Report this
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I can't help but envision the Occupy folks breaking out into "can you hear the people sing" from Les Mis every time I see them on tv (come on musical theater folks...make it happen!)... But aside from that "Please Come to Chicago" by Graham Nash
Posted by (the other) Amy on October 24, 2011 at 9:27 PM · Report this
watchout5 29
Thrice - Cold Cash and Colder Hearts

"They are sick, they are poor And they die by the thousands and we look away
They are wolves at the door And their not gonna move us, or get in our way
'Cause we don't have the time, here at the top of the world
Feeling alright, here at the top of the world We hold our own, by keeping our hearts cold
Different god, darker skin They are just not burden that we'd like to bear
They are living in sin There are so many reasons for us not to care
But I'm feeling alright here at the top of the world
Doing just fine, here at the top of the world"
Posted by watchout5 http://www.overclockeddrama.com on October 24, 2011 at 10:43 PM · Report this
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"We Care A Lot" - Faith No More
Posted by We Care A Lot! on October 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM · Report this

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