33 Revolutions: Dorian Lynskey’s homage to songs of protest

2 thoughts on “33 Revolutions: Dorian Lynskey’s homage to songs of protest”

  1. Hi Gerry, really enjoyed this post, and will explore some of the tracks mentioned.
    Couldn’t help thinking of Pink Floyds “Us and Them” , which perhaps was retrospective, but makes a point and also their album “The Wall.” The latter was amazingly popular and seemed to touch a nerve for a wide variety of people.
    Perhaps this current era is one in which the hunger for celebrity status, and celebrity worship has dulled the appetite to both produce or buy songs with a message?

  2. Great, thoughtful post! Critical in a useful way as well. I think Neil Young, when asked why he had written Living With War should he let younger musicians protest, answered that he had waited for them and no-one had bothered so he wrote the Iraqi war protest songs. Perhaps being Candain made him smarter? Seems we’ve become digital pacifists in the face of big government and big capitalism, so Lynskey’s curation of protest is valuable, perhaps his biases might get a younger generation involved, or inspired.

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