Sunday, November 4, 2012


  As I was sitting around listening to a few tunes I came across a few social commentary songs that led to listening to some old protest songs. Before there was Facebook, Twitter and even the internet itself, music was the social outlet for many things going on in the world. I believe it still is but to a much lesser degree. Here are a few songs randomly chosen that reflect back through the artist's self expression. Some are positive some negative. Some are praise some are protest.  Some are dated but some still apply today. Some became national anthems while others spoke to individuals on a personal level. Art image by Banksy

01  Talk Talk - The Music Machine
02  Turn Turn Turn - The Byrds
03  If I Had A Rocket Launcher - Bruce Cockburn
04  Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson
05  For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
06  Forever Young - Bob Dylan
07  Simple Song Of Freedom - Tim Hardin
08  Let Me Be - The Turtles
09  It's My Life - The Animals
10  The Last Thing On My Mind - The Move
11  Salt Of The Earth - The Rolling Stones
12  Universal Soldier - Glen Campbell
13  Where Have All The Flowers Done - The Kingston Trio
14  Catch The Wind - The Blues Project
15  Society's Child - Janis Ian
16  Trouble Comin' Every Day - The Mothers Of Invention
17  People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
18  War - Edwin Starr
19  Let's Live For Today - The Grass Roots
20  Pushin' Too Hard - The Electric Prunes
21  Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire
22  The I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe & the Fish
23  Get Together - The Youngbloods
24 ( If Your Going To) San Francisco - Scott McKenzie


Anonymous said...

Phil Ochs'
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends.

thanks for this collection.

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