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Protest Music

For The 21st Century

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Another Suggestion


I want to suggest a tune by Frank Zappa caleed "Plasic People", a song Vaclev Havel, the playright who became the national leader of Free Czechoslavakia , said when he was being tortured, the communists said "we're gonna beat that Zappa music out of your head..".......Its quite a ditty

Phillip the geologist


& The New Republicans

George Thatcher

The New Republicans - "Terrorist" a 3 CD set of anti-Bush songs and poems.

Since the theft of the 2000 presidential election, a group of Los Angeles professional freelance musicians calling themselves The New Republicans have been recording a series of anti-Bush/anti-war songs and poems in protest to the activities of our government and the corporate media. The result is a 3 CD set entitled "Terrorist", just released and available to the public.

Styles range from techno/acid-jazz/rock pop to country/folk/rock-a-billy to spoken voice with musical improvisations. We are contacting like minded persons and organizations to let them know about us, our music and our message. A dedicated website is under construction but we can be currently reached at George Thatcher and The New Republicans.

CDs now available through Ferguson Music at:
(818) 293-2018 (voice), (818) 293-2019 (fax), or

CDs also available at Amoeba Music (Hollywood) (323) 245-6400, Tower Records, Aron's Record Shop (323) 469-4700 and Zuma Video & Music (310) 457-6841

Thank you for your time and consideration and all your efforts on behalf of the real human values of truth, liberty, justice and equality for all.

George Thatcher and The New Republicans

Thanks, George!


Some Links

Protest Music

Protest Music Links

Apple - Education - Protest Music Video

Don Atapattu: A Guide to Protest Music

Protest Music Resources at Questia

Protest Music as Responsible Citizenship


FCC and Corporations Delete protest music from radio

Music of Protest

Folk & Protest Music; 2004

Metroactive Music | Protest Music

NPR : Protest Music for a New Generation


"This Machine Kills Fascists": Exploring Protest Music

Apoplectic Press: Little Joker: Original Protest Music Downloads

anti-bush anti-war protest music

Drowned in Sound - News - Thurston Moore's Free Protest Music

Teaching US History Through Protest Music


Who's Protesting

Protest Music

The following is a selective list of who's protesting from across the musical spectrum:

Tori Amos


Black Panther Party F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S

Bright Eyes

The Code

The Coup

Dead Prez

Ani DiFranco


Emmylou Harris

Talib Kweli

Mos Def

Public Enemy

Justin Sane

Sonic Youth

Strike Anywhere

Toxic Narcotic

The Unseen


And check out Musicians United to Win Without War and AlterNet's Support Our Tunes for more musicians that have joined the peace movement.


Alive and Kicking

Protest Music

By Laura McDowell
April 8, 2003

There once was a time when a senseless war raged in a far-off land called Vietnam. A corrupt and deceitful government ruled our nation. Women, minorities, homosexuals, and basically everyone who was different from the "norm" faced discrimination here in the U.S.

Believe it or not, there were also people who spoke out against the atrocities they saw being committed in America. People like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Joni Mitchell, and bands like Credence Clearwater Revival protested what they thought needed to be changed through their music. Festivals and concerts brought musicians and people together and served to raise social and political awareness and dialogue. This was a time of rallies, demonstrations, sit-ins, walkouts, and protests of every kind, and the music reflected the spirit of the time.

Remember "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"? "Ohio"? Songs of social and political protest such as these are gone, dead. What do we have now? Ho's in different area codes and what Britney wore to the MTV Music Video Awards.

Sadly, many people believe that this is true. They have given up on protest music and have been sucked into our bubble-gum-and-sex pop culture. It would be obvious to assume that protest music is dead by just looking at that pop culture. America has become a nation more concerned with appearances than substance. We want the glitter of 'N Sync and the neatly produced grunge of Blink 182 as long as it's clean, non-threatening, and wholesome.

Well, wake up! Not everything is clean, non-threatening, and wholesome in this world, and there are musicians out there who are still fighting the good fight. They are fighting for what they believe in, against what they think is wrong, and they are fighting to be heard through the blind, or in this case deaf, patriotism of Americans.

Breaking the September 11-Induced Patriotism Blues

These days, when the word "unpatriotic" is hurled at you just for not having an American flag on the back of your SUV, it may seem like no one is speaking out against the government. This is simply not true. Many musical artists, in fact, are carrying on in the folksy, rootsy, revolutionary tradition of the 60s.

For the rest, AlterNet: Protest Music is Alive and Kicking


Suggestion #9

More Protest Music - 
They are offering free MP3s, stencils for use in anti-war protests, and have over 5 CDs worth of hardcore, punk, speed metal and other forms of protest songs free for anyone to download.

Cory S
"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our Number one priority and we will not rest until we find him!"
 - G. W. Bush: September 13, 2001 -

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
  - G. W. Bush: March 13, 2002 -


Suggestion #8

music for these times

Four albums every sane American must hear:

 1: Paris -- "Sonic Jihad" -- The man who gave us "Bush Killa" in 1992 is back with a major-league vengeance. This is one you do not want to miss. Download "What Would You Do?".

 2: Rickie Lee Jones -- "The Evening Of My Best Day" -- Powerful, unpleasant truth from beginning to end: "now four years later; another senator hits the ground; this time the boys make sure; that his wife is with him when he goes down." Visit her online community at

 3: Iris DeMent -- "The Way I Should" -- This album from 1996 sounds like it was written an hour ago. Here's a taste from "Wasteland of the Free": "We kill for oil, then we throw a party when we win; Some guy refuses to fight, and we call that the sin; but he's standing up for what he believes in; and that seems pretty damned American to me; and it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free." More lyrics at

 4: Radiohead -- "Hail To The Thief" -- Simply the best band in the world.

Sean K


Suggestion #7

Protest Songs/Groups

 1. Public Enemy

   Check out the lyrics for "Son of a Bush"


 3. Paris

Check out the lyrics for "What Would Do?" off the CD "Sonic Jihad"

 4. Michael Franti and Spearhead

 5. Dead Prez

Brian K M


Suggestion #6

Protest Music

Protest Records



Suggestion #5

Reader Request Radical Militant Rockers

A whole bunch of anti-war songs can be found at

Many are current, but they are all ageless and vital in the same way Shakespeare is. I have fond memories of campfires and guitars and song and wine and certain other stuff, so I hope this helps...

Cal in Vermont where it won't stop snowing


Suggestion #4

Protest songs

Short list:
1) Tom Paxton

Yes, serious dearth.



Suggestion #3

radical rock n roll

As for the Rock 'n' Roll, you want to know who's writing the songs? AUDIOSLAVE!

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and a guy from Rage Against the Machine, and another guy -- I forget the name....

Their debut album changed my life, Dude. Seriously. Read the lyrics and listen to the passion with which they deliver it.

They sing about God, disillusionment, greed, sacrifice, regret, our love for burning gasoline, people who want to change things.... The whole CD rocks. There's one song that didn't get released as a single that says, "Oh no, don't you keep your good luck to yourself." It's a warning about greed and karma.

I am completely unable to comprehend an industry that awards Grammys to Justin Timberlake, while ignoring last year's most impressive collection of meaningful songs, delivered by musicians who give a damn about something beyond their own hairstyles. Buy this album!
Kimberly McC
Roswell, Georgia


Suggestion #2

Recommended Albums

While these songs are not new, they still have a strong political message. The first would be Queensryche's 'Spreading the Disease', from the "Operation Mind Crime" album. Actually, this whole CD is a commentary on the growing facist state. This was written during the Reagan administration.

The second would be Warrant's April 2031, from the Dog Eat Dog CD.

Take care!

John I. L.


Suggestion #1

radical militant rockers

Check out and NOFX!!!!!! I have been rocking to "the war on errorism" for a while now and am waiting for anything new from NOFX. (something I have learned as an aging hippie myself, just like 'moderate' today means radical right wing, and what was 'moderate' liberalism is now considered too controversial to talk about, 'rock' doesn't rock anymore, now it's called punk or alternative or some such, the creepy 'country music chanel' looks like what rock used to be but they still sing through their noses about trains, so for me, i have my ancient music of LedZep and punkers to keep me fresh.)

hope this is of help.

rock on

peace and love,


ps...GET 'war on errorism' and see the 'franco unamerican video' it rocks soo much!



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