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Desperate times call for desperate songs, or else simmering dirges or inspiring anthems or etc.

I've never had a very brilliant relationship with music, but even I've been able to rely on powerful songs to help me through the struggles. Now more than ever it seems like we could benefit from songs larger than individual despair.

Interpret as you will.

Here's my first contribution, something I already posted in another thread. This is the great Billy Bragg covering Taylor Swift and mashing up the text of her recent powerful anti-trump tweet into the later verses:

Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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Here's a Drive-By Truckers song from just a few years ago that seems perfectly relevant today:

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Here's Neil Young rocking like no one else, and with a message.

Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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Patriotic anti-patriotism:

Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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And the most American song I know:

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Holman wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Here's a Drive-By Truckers song from just a few years ago that seems perfectly relevant today:

Thanks for this one. I've heard of Drive By Truckers but I'm not sure I've ever heard them.

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I've been listening to lots of Bad Religion lately. Seems very fitting for the current circumstance.





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crank the bass


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The End
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Some of my friends joked we'd get tons of great punk from Trump. That hasn't panned out but some of the older bands put out some good stuff that really captures the zeitgeist. The bottom is really appropriate for the last week.




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Not directly related but this has been in my head with regard to our militarized police movements and now the military being called on/threatened by Donnie.


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Marvin Gaye's What's Going On set to a powerful video about racism. He knew what's going on.
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Stand Down Donald!



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Sharing the live versions because they're still one of the best bands I've seen in person - energy off the charts.




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In the early hours of February 4, 1999, a 23-year-old Guinean immigrant named Amadou Diallo (born September 2, 1975) was shot and killed by four New York City Police Department plain-clothed officers—Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon, and Kenneth Boss. Carroll would later claim to have mistaken him for a rape suspect from one year earlier, though his claim was never confirmed by any objective evidence. The officers fired a combined total of 41 shots, 19 of which struck Diallo, outside his apartment at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

The four officers, who were part of the now-defunct Street Crimes Unit, were charged with second-degree murder and acquitted at trial in Albany, New York.[1] Diallo was unarmed and a firestorm of controversy erupted after the event, as the circumstances of the shooting prompted outrage both inside and outside of New York. Issues such as police brutality, racial profiling, and contagious shooting were central to the ensuing controversy.
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Holman wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Here's Neil Young rocking like no one else, and with a message.

Such a great performance. Neil's solos are nuts!

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Madmarcus wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:33 pm
Holman wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Here's a Drive-By Truckers song from just a few years ago that seems perfectly relevant today:

Thanks for this one. I've heard of Drive By Truckers but I'm not sure I've ever heard them.
If you like DBT's check out their album The Dirty South. It's their best one IMHO.

They still had Jason Isbell in the band at the time and he wrote and sang some fantastic songs on there.

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em2nought wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:18 am
The End
Ugh. Such a terrible no-talent band.

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Z-Corn wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Holman wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Here's Neil Young rocking like no one else, and with a message.

Such a great performance. Neil's solos are nuts!
The story behind his guitar tone is nuts all its own.
NEIL : Well actually my amp is a sort of custom assembly. It has may different elements and controls to it. That amp has a gadget that nobody else has got. It's unique...totally original, and I'm really happy with it. It's called a Whizzer, and it's on top of my Fender Deluxe Tweed, which is the backbone of my sound. The pots on my amp are motorized and linked to the Whizzer. I adjust my settings on the digital controls of the Whizzer, which sets of the motor which actually physically turns the pots, to set the position. This setting pushes a button that, once it's set off, turns all the dials on the amp to the desired setting. I've got four of them, so there's no interruption in the sound. My whole system is fairly complicated. I have an effects rack -- actually not a rack, it's a box full of effects. They're all very old: echoplex, analog delay, Mutron octave divider, a Boss flanger that must be from 1969. I start them all from a set of metal switches -- NASA quality stuff...I have some remotes to start them from a distance. I can't use the small Boss pedals. Each time it's the same thing: «Oh, we're sorry» and the whole thing smashes to bits...

Q : Could you have recorded Weld with equipment from the Sixties?

NEIL : No, not without the Whizzer, because it's the only way to have that immediate change in sound. The volume on the Deluxe goes up to 12. If you go from 12 to 10 and a half, suddenly the attack is different. At 12, the amp saturates completely and gives the sound after the attack. But at 10 and a half, the attack stays the same. So I have a button for just for that change of volume position. On a Deluxe, there's one tone button and two for the volume. The volume for the channel you're not using affects the channel you are using, even if you're not plugged into it, because of the amplification stage. Being able to control the channel I'm not using or to adjust the highs here and there -- that's the sort of thing I couldn't do without the Whizzer. It's technology that doesn't affect the sound, just the control of the sound.

Q : Where do you get your feedback? From the gain of the amp, or a pedal?

NEIL : The volume. There is no gain on the amp. And we don't use distortion pedals. Just the Fender Deluxe.

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Enough wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Finally someone posts some PE!

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AWS260 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:43 pm
That is so completely outside my musical wheelhouse, but I could watch it a thousand times and it would never get old.

(side note: 638 million views. Dayum.)
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Skinny Puppy "Pro-Test"



Lyrics
Spoiler:
Hit me on the street while waiting to do nothing
Where within the space can anything feel certain?
Look into the future make out the word speak
Send in the spies to watch them

Creepy are the people unable to do something
Sitting on an armchair fenced in their creation
Look up to be there, anywhere is somewhere
Itchy past scratch the itch

Hit me in the streets

Feel about a nation
So precious is the freedom
Carousel the brass ring
Reach into a black mass
So it's corroded
So it's polluted
We all want some of it

Maybe all the people now left without no loving
Where with all the strength gone better see it coming
Get off the fence trip
Rip up the garbage
Make it up to the Earth, bitch

Hit me in the streets

Be a politician
Eroding all your freedoms
Down the rabbit hole cracks
Money markets fall
Through a looking glass
Time becomes too fast
All to benefit the rich

So keep eating from the apple
Inches from the center
Shaken to the core
Until it doesn't matter
No one to turn to
Nowhere to run to
Better the bomb to blow it
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Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:49 pm
AWS260 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:43 pm
That is so completely outside my musical wheelhouse, but I could watch it a thousand times and it would never get old.

(side note: 638 million views. Dayum.)
It's brilliant.

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I'm getting old. I can't listen and watch at the same time and even when I listen, it's hard to understand. You kids and your rock and roll music.

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Youth of America - The Wipers (1981)


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For those accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

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Had to post it, despite the fact that they all died.

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hitbyambulance wrote:
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crank the bass

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Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:49 pm

That is so completely outside my musical wheelhouse, but I could watch it a thousand times and it would never get old.

(side note: 638 million views. Dayum.)
And (just in case you don't know) Childish Gambino is an alter-ego of Donald Glover (young Lando Calrissian in Solo).
Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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Holman wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:49 pm

That is so completely outside my musical wheelhouse, but I could watch it a thousand times and it would never get old.

(side note: 638 million views. Dayum.)
And (just in case you don't know) Childish Gambino is an alter-ego of Donald Glover (young Lando Calrissian in Solo).
I did know that.

I'm currently working my way through Community for the first time, midway through Season 3. Seeing his Childish Gambino persona compared to his Troy Barnes persona can be a bit jarring sometimes.
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Skinypupy wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Holman wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:49 pm

That is so completely outside my musical wheelhouse, but I could watch it a thousand times and it would never get old.

(side note: 638 million views. Dayum.)
And (just in case you don't know) Childish Gambino is an alter-ego of Donald Glover (young Lando Calrissian in Solo).
I did know that.

I'm currently working my way through Community for the first time, midway through Season 3. Seeing his Childish Gambino persona compared to his Troy Barnes persona can be a bit jarring sometimes.
Oh, yeah. I had the same reaction.
Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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Holman wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Holman wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:49 pm

That is so completely outside my musical wheelhouse, but I could watch it a thousand times and it would never get old.

(side note: 638 million views. Dayum.)
And (just in case you don't know) Childish Gambino is an alter-ego of Donald Glover (young Lando Calrissian in Solo).
I did know that.

I'm currently working my way through Community for the first time, midway through Season 3. Seeing his Childish Gambino persona compared to his Troy Barnes persona can be a bit jarring sometimes.
Oh, yeah. I had the same reaction.
Have you guys watched Atlanta? That's where I really decided Donald Glover is a genius. I predict an EGOT in his future. You read it here first!

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malchior wrote:
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Some of my friends joked we'd get tons of great punk from Trump. That hasn't panned out but some of the older bands put out some good stuff that really captures the zeitgeist. The bottom is really appropriate for the last week.

Scranton punk band The Menzingers record timely new version of ‘America’ to raise money for community bail funds.

Listen at the link.
Much prefer my Nazis Nuremberged.

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