Song: ‘Get Up, Stand Up’
The late, saintly Bob Marley’s signature anthem has become a fill-in-the-blank template for righteous causes of all stripes. Not only is it the official fight song of Amnesty International, but Peter Tosh’s sung-spoken interlude – “You can fool some people sometime/ But you can’t fool all the people all the time” — has been called a precursor to rap.
Allie September 08 2010
Song: “Whats Going On“
CD: Whats Going On
The album is told from the point of view of a Vietnam War veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing nothing but injustice, suffering and hatred.
Allie September 02 2010
Song: Machine Gun
CD: Band Of Gypsys
It is a lengthy, loosely defined (jam-based) protest of the Vietnam War, and perhaps a broader comment on conflict of any kind.
Song: “I Ain\’t Marching Anymore”
CD: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Phil Ochs
An anti-war song by Phil Ochs, a U.S. protest singer from the 1960s known for being a harsh critic of the American military industrial complex.