The Founding Fathers Were Punks – Protest Songs


It’s July 4th, the day we celebrate a bunch of punks flipping their collective bird and declaring “Don’t taze me, bro” to the biggest empire of their time.  Here’s a mix of (non-Bob-Dylan!) protest songs that’ll help you celebrate your Independence Day in similar fashion.

Björk – Declare Independence
Fugazi – Argument
Radiohead – 2+2=5
Public Enemy – Fight the Power
John Lennon – Give Peace a Chance
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
Thom Yorke – After the Gold Rush
(Cover of Neil Young’s environmentalist classic)
Neil Young – Let’s Impeach the President
Bright Eyes – When the President Talks to God
Stars – Celebration Guns
(About Gitmo)
TV on the Radio – Dry Drunk Emperor

Just click the image to download.

Here also is a must-watch vid of “Declare Independence” from Björk’s imminent Voltaic. Or you could always just watch Bill Pullman quote Dylan Thomas to aliens:

Disclaimer: These songs are up for listening purposes only for a short time. If you’re an artist or label who wants the song taken down, please write me.


2 responses to “The Founding Fathers Were Punks – Protest Songs

  1. I’m glad you give equal opportunity to James Madison and Bjork to be called punks. And since this is my first comment on your debut blog: I like the format! And, petty me, I’m pleased you use capital letters and punctuation.

  2. We will not go quietly into the night! We will not go without a fight!

    Let’s go play in the hay, out by the bay. I just may.

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