Obviously Bob Dylan dominated the "political song market" but in my youth there were many other artists making blatantly political statements and most of them were spawned by the Vietnam War and the domestic turmoil surrounding it. Looking back it amazes me how much music was attributed to it. Here's a few:
Post by billypilgrim on Nov 2, 2012 18:14:26 GMT -5
I'll never forget how radical we all felt singing Yankee Doodle Dandy during the Revolutionary War years. Sometimes the dancing would get so raucous my wig would be askew. Once I even caught a glimpse of a damsel's ankle. Good times!
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
Neil Young - Ohio was the first song that I thought of. Was before my time, but listening to it makes me feel what I imagine most of the nation was feeling at the time. Honestly, if I made a list of my top 10 songs, it would probably be dominated by Neil and Dylan.
Jul 7: Steely Dan / Steve Winwood (Mansfield MA) Jul 16: Hall & Oates / Sharon Jones (Mansfield MA) Jul 17: Paul McCartney (Boston) Jul 22-24: Newport Folk Aug 19: Ghostland Observatory (Philly) Aug 20: Prophets of Rage (Camden NJ) Sept 24: Copenhagen Beer Celebration (Boston) Oct 20: Die Antwoord (Boston)