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Monday, 6 February 2017

I'd Like To Write A Letter To You All


Maybe we're about to enter a new age of the protest song. I've seen people say there aren't any good protest songs from recent years but I think there have been a fair few that rank alongside the protest songs of the past.

I've posted this one before but it's worth repeating. Steve Mason's loose limbed indie plus righteous anger makes Fight Them Back pretty irresistible. I think he's withdrawn a bit in interviews from the threat of the chorus, 'get up and fight them back, a fist, a boot and a baseball bat' but the intent was there when recorded- and we've all seen the 'debate' about punching Nazis I'm sure (conclusion? They're Nazis, punch them). The vocal samples at the end are David Icke and Tony Blair respectively, neither of whom are men I'd particularly want to spend much time with. But no mistake this is a tune to march to.



Fight Them Back

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'll be voting for Trump in 2020.

charity chic said...

In Celebrity Big Brother

drew said...

I don't think anybody will be voting by 2020. If the planet isn't just scorched earth then there will have been an executive order banning any but those who conform with very strict criteria from having a say. My outlook is not particularly rosy at the moment.

The Swede said...

This is a really great song - why Steve Mason isn't a gigantic figure in the music business is just beyond me.
Anonymous - If Trump somehow still has any relevance at all by 2020, then we are truly fucked.

Swiss Adam said...

Wait til he starts a war. Then we really are in trouble.

Jake Sniper said...

I have faith in people not fucking things up beyond the point of return, although it's taking a fucking kicking at the moment.

TheRobster said...

Funny how the Trump fans are always anonymous, isn't it...

The Swede said...

I was thinking the very same thing Robster.