This Weekend I’ll mostly be Listening to… songs with Revolution in their title or lyrics… February 4, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
How did myself or IEL never do this before? Here’s some songs with “revolution” in their title or lyrics. That’s the only qualification. They don’t have to be political, but some are. They range across a number of genres and concerns, some are straight up about political revolution, others about social and other revolutions, some use the term just for change, or one suspects because it rhymes well with…er…something or another… and it’s entertaining to see how many of them are cynical (McLennan) kind of wistful (The Cult), demanding (Covenant) and others melancholy as they address the sense of failed or lost revolutions – the late 1960s are, inevitably, a touchstone. A range of genres (there’s a couple of obvious song’s I’ve left out but please put them in comments) – Blitz were kind of Oi, Queensryche from their remarkably critical take on US society on the Operation Mindcrime, ambient/dance with All India Radio, Covenants futurepop, hippy revivalism with The Cult, McLennan is just McLennan though not a great recording on YouTube (in the sense that it’s much tinnier than the album version) but a great sardonic McLennan song and so on…
All contributions gratefully accepted.
Grant McLennan – Sally’s Revolution
Covenant – We Want Revolution
The Cult – Revolution
All India Radio – Permanent Revolutions
Blitz – Your Revolution
Queensryche – Revolution Calling
Hawkwind – It’s So Easy
“Try to understand it, though it’s very hard to see
The reason that we are living no longer seems to be
Revolution’s coming; the chaos will soon end
We’ve reached the age of learning
You’ll see it in the end”
Presumably after Trump so.
There’s a brilliant song titled Revolution by cowboy music outfit called Cowboy Nation who’ll I’ll look at again in this slot, but it’s not available on YouTube unfortunately.