(guest blogged by Howie Klein)  A few days ago PopMatters put up a two part piece on the greatest protest songs between 1824 and 1965-- before most
July 18, 2007

(guest blogged by Howie Klein) 

A few days ago PopMatters put up a two part piece on the greatest protest songs between 1824 and 1965-- before most of us were into songs or protests. They've now updated it so it runs through 1988. It starts with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 4th Movement and it ends with N.W.A. Take a look through the whole list and let us know what you think they left off-- I mean aside from the entire Clash catalogue.

Here's one I always loved. It's a classic Joni Mitchell song, but done here by Pinhead Gunpowder, a side project of Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. By the way, I once brought a CD of this over to Joni's house and played it for her and she was pogo-ing around the room. You can read the rest of the text over at DownWithTyranny.

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