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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:56 PM
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For What It's Worth...
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:59 PM by WillyT
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3pM80vril0

Lyrics: Buffalo Springfield

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, now, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Buffalo Springfield:



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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:01 PM
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1. Ah, yes, fellow fogies!!! The old baastids are doing a reunion tour next year.


http://www.spinner.com/2011/07/01/buffalo-springfield-t... /

Last month, many drove hundreds of miles and waited hours just to see Buffalo Springfield, fresh off a 40-plus-year hiatus, play Bonnaroo. The wait was worth it as Buffalo Springfield -- surviving founding members Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young plus bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale -- played classic tracks 'For What It's Worth' and 'Mr. Soul' like they hadn't skipped a band practice since 1968, the same year their last studio album, 'Last Time Around,' was released. But fans waiting to see Buffalo Springfield on the 30-date fall tour hinted by Furay and Stills earlier this year in a Rolling Stone interview, are going to have to wait a little longer.

On Thursday (June 30), Furay posted a message on his Facebook page informing the tour would not kick off until the beginning of next year. "I'm not going to spend a lot time here with details as you speculate among yourselves," Furay wrote. "There's nothing to speculate about, the tour has simply been moved."

Today (July 1), a spokesperson for the band confirmed to Spinner that the tour was, in fact, still a go: "The Buffalo Springfield tour has been scheduled for 2012. Richie, Stephen and Neil remain incredibly excited about the tour. As soon as routing and dates are confirmed, Buffalo Springfield will announce all details to the public."
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:03 PM
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2. That song never gets old.
And you're right. It's very apropos. What a field day for the heat. I am so proud of my American people standing up for our rights.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:06 PM
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3. Great song
You had to have been young when that song was new and playing on the radio to know the impact it and others like it had on the times. I wish the current culture of this country was as oriented towards music of the organic kind as it was back in the 60s. Maybe there are great protest songs being written today, but I'm not aware of them and I'm not hearing of them. And the power of music doesn't seem to be in evidence in these current times.
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:09 PM
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4. Oh, the music's there
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 11:35 PM by MedleyMisty
You just might have to look for it in the nooks of the internet. Corporate radio isn't going to play anything real, although I am surprised that Uprising by Muse got so much radio play.

YouTube link if you don't know it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog

Also lots of underground hiphop. Like here's Lupe Fiasco's Emperor's Soundtrack - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t_Y6-qYp3c

And Marchin' On by One Republic - used with a video about the Libyan revolution. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixwx_B38678

Will edit again if I can think of some more. I love music. :)

Okay, so this one is specifically about Libya, but still - it shows that hip hop is the genre most likely to have the revolutionary music these days.

Can't Take Our Freedom, by Khaled M featuring Lowkey http://vimeo.com/21985272

Another hip hop artist to check out - Immortal Technique. Here's a new song by him - Civil War http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRhsswpEjYo Check out "So fuck a civil war between the north and the south, it's between field (n-word) and slaves that are stuck in the house."
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