Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) (Woody Guthrie cover)
Outernational ft. Tom Morello
Both Outernational’s politics and sound combine Woody Guthrie with Rage Against the Machine, so this cover was inevitable. Recorded during the outcry over Arizona’s harsh anti-immigration laws, “Deportee” revives a 1948 ballad with picket-line hollering and plenty of accordion. Never one to miss a good political protest, Rage’s Tom Morello lends a helping hand.
(Mama Said Knock You Out is somewhere in the 40s)