Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Songs Of Protest
Of course, extreme governments can lead to great art- especially music and songs of protest. Two recent examples are as follows:
Joelistics' "Say I'm Good" off his second album Blue Volume is a fantastic take down of the current state of Australia, with a great video done by Oh Yeah Wow. I love the lyric: "I don't buy the bullshit dreams of an aspirationalist modern Australia."
The Basics' "The Lucky Country" is a play off of Donald Horne's 1964 book of the same name. It's a blistering attack on the age of entitlement in modern day Australia, with an animated video created by Andrew Mortlock (who also did the clip for "So Hard For You"). "Someone called this the lucky country, where our leadership is second rate" couldn't be a more apt lyric if you tried.