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Fuzz_Face
04-27-2006, 10:40 PM
Whats some band with political lyrics other than SOAD, RATM, and the Dead Kennedys?

epy
04-27-2006, 10:44 PM
matthew good
radiohead

wingedgopher
04-27-2006, 10:46 PM
the clash- the greatest band in history

imagonaeatu
04-27-2006, 10:47 PM
A Perfect Circle

e10sc
04-27-2006, 10:51 PM
Pearl Jam on Tuesday

Fuzz_Face
04-27-2006, 11:00 PM
how about some more pissed off music?

ufossuck
04-27-2006, 11:01 PM
Neil Young. I can't wait for his completely anti-Bush album to come out.

pehka
04-28-2006, 05:22 AM
Anti-Flag, Pennywise.

Rock1986
04-28-2006, 02:25 PM
Sex Pistols

Stratwizard
04-28-2006, 02:44 PM
Good political music is an oxymoron.

It's ridiculous that guys like Green Day, Sex Pistols etc. try to make songs about politics, when they have no knowledge whatsoever.

I don't see George W. Bush telling Yngwie how to play Eb Harmonic Minor Scale, do I?

Glen_Hansard
04-28-2006, 03:00 PM
Radiohead at times, and the new Muse album will be more political.

the glue man
04-28-2006, 03:05 PM
Leftover Crack
Crass
The Clash
Subhumans

lawdy
04-28-2006, 03:06 PM
Amerika by Rammstein
what other song has the words "War", "coca cola", "fuhrer", "Mickey Mouse" and "wonderbra" in it

sargasm
04-28-2006, 05:05 PM
The Martyr Index.

http://www.myspace.com/themartyrindex

PM me and I'll Soulseek you some more tracks if you like those.

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
04-28-2006, 05:28 PM
The Manic Street Preachers. They are very underrated round here.

indestructible8
04-28-2006, 05:37 PM
Crass
Conflict
Dead Kennedys

compiled
04-28-2006, 07:09 PM
Anti Flag
Boy Sets Fire
Rise Against
Good Riddance

...some of my favs

Resiliance
04-29-2006, 04:21 AM
Queensr˙che.

HuskerDu
04-29-2006, 04:24 AM
Good political music is an oxymoron.

It's ridiculous that guys like Green Day, Sex Pistols etc. try to make songs about politics, when they have no knowledge whatsoever.

I don't see George W. Bush telling Yngwie how to play Eb Harmonic Minor Scale, do I?

Don't be an idiot.

Yes, Green Day are idiots and annoying. I'd disagree about the Sex Pistols though - they weren't trying to be political, they were being nihilist (AND WE DON'T CARE!!!...)

There is a ****-load of good, intelligent political music. Come on, BOB DYLAN? Download Chimes of Freedom or With God On Our Side and tell me he doesn't know what he's talking about.

The Clash are awesome as well.

StaggHound
04-29-2006, 05:09 AM
Bob Marley had quite a few political/religious songs.

CowsWithGuns
04-29-2006, 07:10 AM
Good political music is an oxymoron.

It's ridiculous that guys like Green Day, Sex Pistols etc. try to make songs about politics, when they have no knowledge whatsoever.

I don't see George W. Bush telling Yngwie how to play Eb Harmonic Minor Scale, do I?


If musicians only made songs about things they were well informed about there would be far fewer songs out there.


I agree that there's a whole lotta crappy music based on politics *coughanti-flagcough* but every now and again a good band or two or three shows up. Just gotta look. :)

ollerom_mot
04-29-2006, 12:10 PM
Almost every song on any Punk-O-Rama album.
And naturally Bad Religion for that matter.
Megadeth have written several politically based tracks/albums. Metallica touch upon it now and then. As do a lot of thrash bands i.e. Anthrax, Exodus e.t.c. they've all made politically based songs.
And about the Anti-Flag comment, hahaha, they're not bad, but they just try too hard to be punk. But yeah, a lot of punk music. Just listen to every band on Epitaph or Fat Wreck.

TempoTantrum
04-29-2006, 01:07 PM
if any of you guys are into it, Immortal Technique has some awesome political songs

Four-Sticks
04-29-2006, 11:25 PM
^and if you like Immortal Technique, then you might also want to check out Spearhead.
Machael Franti is an amazing lyricist as well.

STRAT811
04-30-2006, 12:30 AM
Don't be an idiot.

Yes, Green Day are idiots and annoying. I'd disagree about the Sex Pistols though - they weren't trying to be political, they were being nihilist (AND WE DON'T CARE!!!...)

There is a ****-load of good, intelligent political music. Come on, BOB DYLAN? Download Chimes of Freedom or With God On Our Side and tell me he doesn't know what he's talking about.

The Clash are awesome as well.

Bob Dylan. Shame to everyone here except for you^

AWA
04-30-2006, 01:57 AM
Black Flag
Tool
the Beatles

RHCPhysco8
04-30-2006, 12:55 PM
Rage Against the Machine....

ratm_basssolger
05-01-2006, 06:52 AM
well...
radiohead
manic street preachers
sex pistols
the clash
cockney rejects
dead kennedy's
bob marley
audioslave
bob dylan
neil young
beastie boys
asain dub foundation
ministry
megadeath

Wounded Hamster
05-01-2006, 11:33 AM
Manic Street Preachers and Immortal Technique. :cheers:

duncang
05-01-2006, 02:06 PM
how about some more pissed off music?

Opiate-era Tool.

Very pissed off. And a bit political.

mort1
05-01-2006, 02:50 PM
one in a million by guns n roses is quite polotical, hehe
it really shows axels political views

sadistic_monkey
05-01-2006, 05:29 PM
WTF? APC aren't political? I've never picked up any hint of politics in the lyrics there.

DeathMetal18
05-01-2006, 05:32 PM
Lamb of God

Punk sucks

twinge
05-02-2006, 02:02 PM
Any album by Propagandhi.

The names says it all really.

Anghellic
05-02-2006, 07:39 PM
Napalm Death

Yertle
05-02-2006, 09:53 PM
State Radio. A very intelligent, political band, soundwise a mix of Rage Against the Machine, Dispatch, and Bob Marley.

They have a kickass live show.

http://www.stateradio.com

ollerom_mot
05-03-2006, 12:06 PM
Oh yes, I missed out Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.
I'm not giving a definitive list, just trying to get ones in that no one else has mentioned.

joni.one.eye
05-03-2006, 12:13 PM
Phil Ochs.

bmclellan
05-03-2006, 08:06 PM
Tool is one of my favorite political bands, especially on Aenima.

Forget Anti-Flag and NOFX, they're a bunch of know-nothing dipsh*ts with fauxhawks. I don't see them clamouring to get on Hardball or Crossfire to stand up for their views.

delongesmyhero
05-03-2006, 08:54 PM
rise against

hardrock1315
05-04-2006, 07:05 PM
7 Seconds, Agent Orange, Agnostic Front, Aus Rotten, Bad Brains, Al Baker, The Beerleaders, Jello Biafra, Black Flag, Body Count, Chaos UK, Cheap Sex, The Circle Jerks, The Clash, **** Sparrer, Conflict, Crass, Descendents, Discharge, D.R.I., The Faction, Flux of Pink Indians, G.B.H., A Global Threat, Government Issue, Immortal Technique, Latin Dogs, John Lennon, Lower Class Brats, Bob Marley, The Melvins, MC5, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Minor Threat, N.W.A., No Cash, Oi Polloi, One Way System, Operation Ivy, Reagan Youth, Red Rockers, Rudimentary Peni, Pistols, Sham 69, Skuds, The Slackers, The Specials, Stiff Little Fingers, Subhumans, Toxic Waste, U.K. Subs, U.S. Bombs, Varukers, The Virus, Zounds

There ya go.

indestructible8
05-04-2006, 07:08 PM
Tool is one of my favorite political bands, especially on Aenima.

Forget Anti-Flag and NOFX, they're a bunch of know-nothing dipsh*ts with fauxhawks. I don't see them clamouring to get on Hardball or Crossfire to stand up for their views.

if you think hardball or crossfire is your source for political substance, your sadly misguided.

totenkopf
05-04-2006, 07:10 PM
KMFDM, definately.

FaultySanity
05-04-2006, 07:11 PM
Credence Clearwater revival, John Lennon, Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan

Resiliance
05-05-2006, 12:36 PM
And how about Frank Zappa?

bobjewell87
05-05-2006, 02:07 PM
million dead - genuinely intelligent lyrics.