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Tuesday 15 March 2016

Neither Washington Nor Moscow But International Socialism

These days we rightly bemoan the lack of bands prepared to wear their political hearts on their sleeves and to protest against austerity,racism, xenophodia and the widening chasm between the haves and the have-nots.

It was different in the 80's with the likes of Billy Bragg, the Council Collective, Dick Gaughan and the Redskins singing their piece.
In America Steve Earle is still protesting as are The Last Internationale.
Sadly, off the top of my head I can't think of any current  British artists willing to put their heads above the barricades.
A sign of the times

What we need are more bands not afraid to use an exclamation mark or two!

Redskins - Go Get Organized!

Redskins - Lean On Me!


  1. A very good British band to still put their heads above the barricades these days is Thee Faction, CC: highly recommendable!

    1. A new name to me Dirk - I'll check them out. Cheers

  2. Can't beat a bit of Redskins

  3. Completely agree CC. We need good bands with strong political messages now more than ever. And I concur with Dirk about Thee Faction. Saw them live last year and they are awesome!

  4. It's funny how such a small band had such an impact on us. The Redskins are great. Everyone's blogged them at some point.

  5. My mate is in Thee Faction. They are great. Swc.