4/2 - Edward Sharpe 6/3 - Grimes 6/9-12 - Roo 7/12 - Macca 7/23 - Alabama Shakes/Gary Clark Jr. 9/30 - James Blake 10/4 - Chance 10/10 - Adele 10/21 - Sia 11/14 - Ingrid Michaelson 11/19 - Two Door Cinema Club 12/15 - Kanye West
Obviously Bob Dylan dominated the "political song market" but in my youth there were many other artists making blatantly political statements and most of them were spawned by the Vietnam War and the domestic turmoil surrounding it. Looking back it amazes me how much music was attributed to it. Here's a few:
Post by billypilgrim on Nov 2, 2012 13:14:26 GMT -5
I'll never forget how radical we all felt singing Yankee Doodle Dandy during the Revolutionary War years. Sometimes the dancing would get so raucous my wig would be askew. Once I even caught a glimpse of a damsel's ankle. Good times!
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
Neil Young - Ohio was the first song that I thought of. Was before my time, but listening to it makes me feel what I imagine most of the nation was feeling at the time. Honestly, if I made a list of my top 10 songs, it would probably be dominated by Neil and Dylan.