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!