So just in case you didn’t know – the lyrics sung by Paul Westerberg of the Minneapolis band the Replacements delve deeply into the theme of yearning. Now, maybe not as popular as the feelings “hungry,” “envy” or even “love,” this was a still a feeling many kids across the United States were feeling in the 1980s. And I’d bet that even GOB Bluth at some point in his life has yearned for something too….probably.
Archive for October 2011
Recently, Tom Morello gave an interview with Keith Obermann on the Occupy movement that has sprung up in the United States, Canada, and across the Atlantic. The musician behind the Nightwatchman and guitarist for Rage Against the Machine spoke of the importance of music and culture in political change, saying that in America, “every successful, progressive, radical or revolutionary movement this country has ever seen has had a great soundtrack.”
Categories: Matters of Debate, Punk and Politics
Tags: 1960s, American culture, American history, Arab Uprisings, Black Power, Bob Dylan, Civil Rights movement, dissent, music and politics, Occupy Movement, Occupy Wall Street, Protest, revolution, social movements, The Grateful Dead, Tom Morello, Vietnam War, Woody Guthrie
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