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What is it good for?

What is it good for?
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 18
Length: 01:15:27
Keywords 1. War
2. protest
3. War
Created on 9/23/06 12:56am
Level 5
Points 2198
Total visitors 55
Unique visitors 31
description:
I have always been interested by music that has a message, of songs of protest. Whether they be of the subtle variety or the hit you over the head with a mallet kind. There are examples of both here. There will be those who agree with the overall sentiment of these tunes and those who don't. Me, I am very much in the Edwin Starr camp, but I present this mix primarily as interesting thematic music.

tracklist

1 Edwin Starr : War
This says it as elonquently as anything does, and on top of that, it is a stonking good record!
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Track 1 from Involved
Length: 00:03:27
Year: 1971
Track Description:
This says it as elonquently as anything does, and on top of that, it is a stonking good record!
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2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood : Two Tribes
"When two tribes go to war, one is all that you can score." Frankie did their taqke on Edwin STarr's classic t [...]
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Track 4 from Welcome To The Pleasure Dome
Length: 00:03:28
Year: 1984
Track Description:
"When two tribes go to war, one is all that you can score." Frankie did their taqke on Edwin STarr's classic too on the "Welcome To The Pleasuredome" album
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3 Peter Gabriel : Games Without Frontiers
Now here is a strange one. Gabriel sings of "Games without frontiers, war without tears." In the sixties, ther [...]
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Track 7 from Peter Gabriel (Melt)
Length: 00:04:06
Year: 1980
Track Description:
Now here is a strange one. Gabriel sings of "Games without frontiers, war without tears." In the sixties, there used to be this truly awful game show on TV in England called "It's A Knockout" in which teams from different British towns would battle it out against each other doing a host of silly games that mostly involved wearing stupid costumes, throwing stuff at each other and getting very wet. (You had to be there I suppose.) After a few years, the show expanded, so that the teams represented European countries. The games were sillier, and the contestants got wetter. The French name for this contest was "Jeux Sans Frontierres" (Games Without Frontiers.) I suppose the thinking from Gabriel was that maybe this was a better way of settling international disputes. Or maybe he just liked weird gameshows and girls in wet T shirts. (By the way, Kate Bush sings on this as well as Gabriel!)
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4 Joan Baez : And The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda
In World War One, British Lord Of the Admiralty Winston Churchill favoured a troop landing and assault on Gall [...]
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Track 3 from Ring Them Bells
Length: 00:05:49
Year: 1995
Track Description:
In World War One, British Lord Of the Admiralty Winston Churchill favoured a troop landing and assault on Gallipolli. Anzac troops, men from Australia and New Zealand, were sent on the mission, which was a disaster with most of the troops being cut down before they could leave the beaches. This is the story of that action.
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5 Elvis Costello and The Attractions : Shipbuilding
One of the more subtle songs in the mix, a cover of a Robert Wyatt song. At times of War, there is properity a [...]
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Track 6 from Punch The Clock
Length: 00:04:54
Year: 0000
Track Description:
One of the more subtle songs in the mix, a cover of a Robert Wyatt song. At times of War, there is properity and employment in ship building towns...
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6 Neil Young : Shock and Awe
And now something from 2006. Recorded in a hurry. Maybe all records should be made that way!
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Track 4 from Living With War
Length: 00:04:53
Year: 2006
Track Description:
And now something from 2006. Recorded in a hurry. Maybe all records should be made that way!
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7 system of a down : War?
"We will fight the heathans" indeed!
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Track 8 from system of a down
Length: 00:02:44
Year: 1998
Track Description:
"We will fight the heathans" indeed!
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8 The Fall : War!
Mr Smith with his views on the subject. I think there will be a version of the Fall around in fifty years time [...]
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Track 13 from The Twenty Seven Points
Length: 00:03:27
Year: 1995
Track Description:
Mr Smith with his views on the subject. I think there will be a version of the Fall around in fifty years time. I hope so!
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9 Black Sabbath : War Pigs
Ozzie in pre-Sharon, pre-incoherent mood. A calssic, if you can accept rhyming 'masses' with, er, 'masses'! [...]
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Track 1 from Paranoid
Length: 00:08:07
Year: 1970
Track Description:
Ozzie in pre-Sharon, pre-incoherent mood. A calssic, if you can accept rhyming 'masses' with, er, 'masses'!
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10 Bob Dylan : Masters of War
An essential for this collection. I am so glad Dylan is making such good music these days as well!
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Track 3 from Masterpieces (disc 2)
Length: 00:05:34
Year: 1987
Track Description:
An essential for this collection. I am so glad Dylan is making such good music these days as well!
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11 Jethro Tull : Queen And Country
In the Victorian era, British troops were called to fight in some pretty dubious wars that had everything to d [...]
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Track 2 from War Child
Length: 00:03:01
Year: 1974
Track Description:
In the Victorian era, British troops were called to fight in some pretty dubious wars that had everything to do with land and mineral acquisition and not very much to do with morality. The soldiers were told that they were fighting for Queen and Country.
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12 Marvin Gaye : What's Going On?
Marvin sings that "War is not the answer" as he lays down Motowns finest moment!
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Track 1 from What's Going On?
Length: 00:03:53
Year: 1971
Track Description:
Marvin sings that "War is not the answer" as he lays down Motowns finest moment!
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13 Frank Zappa : I Don't Wanna Get Drafted
Uncle Frank with some light relief on the subject. having said that, I don't think anyone wants to get "shot i [...]
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Track 29 from The Lost Episodes
Length: 00:03:24
Year: 1996
Track Description:
Uncle Frank with some light relief on the subject. having said that, I don't think anyone wants to get "shot in the foxhole!"
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14 The Turtles : Eve Of Destruction
Not the original of this song, but I thought that it would be nice to segue Zappa with his two ex band mates. [...]
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Track 3 from 20 Greatest Hits
Length: 00:02:42
Year: 1990
Track Description:
Not the original of this song, but I thought that it would be nice to segue Zappa with his two ex band mates. I almost went with The Dickies version, but I didn't!
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15 Sting : Russians
In those long lost days when all we had to worry about were cold war dreams of the East and West blowing each [...]
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Track 3 from The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Length: 00:03:58
Year: 0000
Track Description:
In those long lost days when all we had to worry about were cold war dreams of the East and West blowing each other up in mutually assured destruction, Mr Sting offered us this allegory where he thought that the one fact that might save us was that our potential enemey "Love their children too!"
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16 Mad Season : I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier
Lennon songs had to make an appearance here. This is a MAd Season cover of the frenetic cut from "Imagine"
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Track 2 from Working Class Hero: A Tribute To John Lennon
Length: 00:05:13
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Lennon songs had to make an appearance here. This is a MAd Season cover of the frenetic cut from "Imagine"
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17 John Lennon : Gimmie Some Truth
This seems an apt song for our time or any time, this time with Lennon's own voice.
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Track 6 from Imagine
Length: 00:03:15
Year: 1971
Track Description:
This seems an apt song for our time or any time, this time with Lennon's own voice.
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18 Elvis Costello and The Attractions : (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
The second song from The Imposter, and the second cover. This was written by Nick Lowe for the fairly dreadful [...]
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Track 13 from Armed Forces
Length: 00:03:32
Year: 1993
Track Description:
The second song from The Imposter, and the second cover. This was written by Nick Lowe for the fairly dreadful Brinsley Schwarz. The sentiment however laudable, is often laughed down, sometimes even by me. Foolish humans!
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