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
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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.