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!
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.
May 2: Toro y Moi / Of Montreal (Northampton MA)
May 22: Beck / Tame Impala (Boston Calling)
June 18: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Cambridge MA)
June 23: Rush (Boston)
July 24-26: Newport Folk
Aug 7: Deftones / Incubus / DFA1979 (Mansfield MA)
Oct 29: The Who (Boston)