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Live Ledge #344: The Revolution Starts Now

As long as it's existed, rock and roll has been about politics. We may hate to recognize this fact in this era of a divided country, but the musical form has always been an expression of political topics such as equality, world events, and even patriotism. It's been a way for the "little guy" to let the world know what they think is right and wrong about their community, their country, or even the world.

Tonight's show is all about tunes of this nature. From Nina Simone's 1969 rewritten version of "Revolution" to Superchunk's 2018 tune "Reagan Youth" these are all songs with a political edge. There are songs of revolution. Songs about Thatcher and Reagan. There's even a set of songs all about the premise of World War III.

It's quite an intriguing listen, and hopefully everybody discovers a track or two they've never heard before! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher. Or...


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