Though my post is a bit late this Monday, it's as vital as any in the Monday Mix Series. Liz from Dance To The Radio and I decided we'd focus our playlists this month on protest songs, songs that have moved people to action in the face oppression. If you think about it, rock & roll doesn't exist without the mindset of rebellion, and what better way to celebrate that than with anthologies of our favorite calls to arms? Hopefully these tracks speak to you like they spoke to us.
Sunday Bloody Sunday- U2
Know Your Rights- The Clash
Rise Above- Black Flag
When The President Talks To God- Bright Eyes
East Jesus Nowhere- Green Day
Killing In The Name- Rage Against The Machine
Fuck Tha Police- N.W.A.
Head Like A Hole- Nine Inch Nails
Maggie's Farm- Bob Dylan
Let Them Eat War- Bad Religion
Friends In The Armed Forces- Thursday
Luke's Wall/War Pigs- Black Sabbath
United States- The Smashing Pumpkins
The Earth With Shake- Thrice
World Sick- Broken Social Scene
Revolution (Beatles Cover)- Elliott Smith
Rise Up With Fists!!- Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
Gimme Shelter- The Rolling Stones
Revolution- Terrible Things
American Hearts- Piebald
Don't Hold Back- The Sleeping
Barfight Revolution- Margot & The Nuclear So & So's
Losing My Religion- R.E.M.
Up In Arms- Foo Fighters
I Fought The Law- The Clash
Dancing In The Dark- Tegan & Sara
Soft Revolution- Stars
Baba O'Riley- The Who
Stop!- Against Me!
Peace Beneath The City- Iron & Wine
Author's Note: We also opened up this month's Monday Mix to a few of our blogger friends. Allison over at My Quarter Life Crisis has a GREAT one.