Monthly Archives: October 2010

Songs With an Agenda

For a long time people have been singing about love and government. This month we hear songs that were written with an agenda in mind. Whether it’s a political or social comment, we want to hear it.

Here is what we heard

Louis Armstrong – Black and Blue

Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK

Lou Reed – Last Great American Whale (this version is more interesting though)

Sonic Youth – Swimsuit Issue

Neil Young – Restless Consumer

Sting – Shape of My Heart

Cranberries – Fee Fi Fo

Bruce Cockburn – If I Had a Rocket Launcher

John Lennon – Imagine

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are a Changin’

Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction

Simon and Garfunkle – Silent Night/7 o’clock News

Sting – Russians

Kansas – Cold Grey Morning

Eagles – Frail Grasp on the Big Picture

Billy Bragg & Wilco – You Fascists are Bound to Lose

Edwin Starr – War

Artists United Against Apartheid – Sun City

New Model Army – Small Town England

LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum

The Cribs – Be Safe

Art Brut – The Replacements

Robert Randolph – Going in the Right Direction

Femi Kuti – Stop Aids

Stiff Little Fingers – Each Dollar a Bullet

Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up

Bruce Springsteen – Worlds Apart

Puscifer – Sour Grapes

KMFDM – The Problem

NIN – God Given