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Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young Join Anti-War Soundtrack (Benefits Treasonous IVAW)
Reuters ^ | Monday, February 25, 2008

Posted on 02/26/2008 11:00:56 AM PST by kristinn

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Pearl Jam have contributed tunes to the anti-war soundtrack for a documentary about a U.S. soldier paralyzed in Iraq.

The 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran" will be released March 18 via Warner Music's Sire Records label. All proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War.

"Body of War" focuses on Tomas Young, an Army soldier paralyzed upon arriving in Iraq. It will open on March 13 in Austin, Texas, and expand nationally in subsequent months. Talk show veteran Phil Donahue directed the film with Ellen Spiro.

The album, put together by Young, features the single "No More," which Pearl frontman Jam Eddie Vedder composed specifically for the film. Pearl Jam's live version of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" also graces the soundtrack.

Springsteen contributed "Devils & Dust," and Neil Young "The Restless Consumer." Other tracks include "Yo George" from Tori Amos, "Son of a Bush" from Public Enemy, and "Bushonomics" from Talib Kweli & Cornel West.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brucespringsteen; ivaw; neilyoung
Sire Records gave IVAW $100,000 last year. IVAW, for those who don't know, made common cause with our terrorist enemies at the World Tribunal on Iraq in 2005.

IVAW is putting on a reprise of the smearing of veterans as babykillers with their "Winter Soldier" propaganda event next month.

IVAW works with the terrorist support groups ANSWER, Code Pink, World Can't Wait and Veterans for Peace, among others.

IVAW is little more than a political arm of Al Qaeda in Iraq, as are the musicians and record label supporting them.

1 posted on 02/26/2008 11:01:04 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
IVAW, the same people that gave us this guy?

2 posted on 02/26/2008 11:02:41 AM PST by mnehring ("Ronald Reagan has made Jimmy Carter look like a conservative..."- Ron Paul)
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To: Doctor Raoul; BufordP; tgslTakoma; concretebob; trooprally; armymarinemom; Interesting Times

FYI.


3 posted on 02/26/2008 11:03:24 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

One has-been artist (Neil Young) and one talentless hack (Springsteen) trying to get name recognition to bolster flagging careers. That’s all this is IMHO. The group sponsoring this, on the other hand . . .


4 posted on 02/26/2008 11:03:40 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: mnehrling

Harry Reid’s favorite phony soldier Jesse MacBeth? You are correct.


5 posted on 02/26/2008 11:04:32 AM PST by kristinn
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To: SoldierDad

Springsteen is a washed up has-been. Neil Young is just downright depressing. Lighten up, Neil!!!!


6 posted on 02/26/2008 11:05:37 AM PST by henkster (Go to the local welfare office or BMV to see what government health care will be like.)
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To: henkster

YAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! Wake me when they publish their obituaries.


7 posted on 02/26/2008 11:08:06 AM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: henkster

Didn’t Neil Young recently endorse Ron Paul? LOL..


8 posted on 02/26/2008 11:08:26 AM PST by mnehring ("Ronald Reagan has made Jimmy Carter look like a conservative..."- Ron Paul)
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To: SoldierDad
Neil Young..used to know the guy personally through other mucicians...he was a good musician( i wasn't) but he ripped off music, shot cocaine and I ended up after one month with no respect for the guy.( saw him more than once in the bathroom shooting the juice and it wasn't vitamin B-12...yeeech) Now, I still don't. Screw these idiot hippie peaceniks with stupid agendas. I would raher root for my daughter( IDF) and my cousin( SEALS) and so many friends in the military...one more album I'll never buy, ever.
9 posted on 02/26/2008 11:13:26 AM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
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To: mnehrling

I believe he’s writing the liner notes....


10 posted on 02/26/2008 11:24:06 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: kristinn

11 posted on 02/26/2008 11:24:18 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mnehrling
Yep, Jesse Macbeth was IVAW and don't let IVAW tell you otherwise.

IVAW had his DD-214 and an IVAW staffer named Braxton supplied it to to people investigating MacBeth.

12 posted on 02/26/2008 11:30:27 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

The IVAW is obsessive about ‘fixing’ wikiepdia every time someone trys to connect them to MacBeth. The history is funny.


13 posted on 02/26/2008 11:32:08 AM PST by mnehring ("Ronald Reagan has made Jimmy Carter look like a conservative..."- Ron Paul)
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To: kristinn

Moot point. No one buys soundtracks anymore - they download single songs. Maybe Cindy Sheehan will purchase one ;)


14 posted on 02/26/2008 11:33:35 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: timsbella

Hope Neil Young will remember...


15 posted on 02/26/2008 11:36:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I don’t think Neil can remember what he ate for lunch, let alone breakfast.


16 posted on 02/26/2008 11:37:42 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: kristinn

I guarantee William Hung sells at least 100 times what this crap will sell.


17 posted on 02/26/2008 11:37:45 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: timsbella

Southern man don’t need him around, anyhow.


18 posted on 02/26/2008 11:44:07 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: kristinn
I was hoping Neil had learned his lesson.
19 posted on 02/26/2008 11:44:30 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Doctor Raoul
Press release for the album:

"Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran," a double-CD compilation of songs curated by Iraq war veteran Tomas Young, will be released by Sire Records on March 18, 2008 -- two days before the fifth anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq. Young, now 26, was shot and paralyzed from the chest down after serving in Iraq for less than a week. His heart-wrenching and inspiring story is told in the critically acclaimed feature documentary "Body of War," produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro.

Young enlisted in the Army just two days after 9/11 intending to fight those responsible for the terrorist attacks on the U.S. He has transformed his personal suffering into political activism. His powerful story and authentic voice serve to question the war in Iraq that cost him his mobility, and convey the moving journey of a young veteran's survival and adaptation to his new life as a paraplegic.

Young personally selected each of the tracks that appear on "Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran," including Eddie Vedder's previously unreleased, live version of "No More," which was written specifically for the "Body of War" documentary and performed with Ben Harper at Lollapalooza 2007 in Chicago's Grant Park. The double-CD set also features incisive songs from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Bright Eyes, Neil Young, Lupe Fiasco, Serj Tankian, and many others (see below for full track-listing).

This music, Young says, serves as his personal 'soundtrack for Iraq.' "The compilation record was an idea that grew out of my love of music and my reliance on it before, during, and after the war," he says. "The songs I selected for the record were tracks that inspired, motivated, and at times, literally saved me over the past few years."

"Tomas has taught me a great deal, and our friendship has become one of depth and sincerity," Vedder adds. "It has been a mind-expanding experience. I see how he relies on the strength of the songs to help him through each day. It is a true living example of the power of music."

The "Body Of War" music site (www.bodyofwarmusic.com) goes live today and enables visitors to pre-order the "Body Of War" double CD set, view the video for "No More" by Ellen Spiro and special bonus footage with Tomas Young and Eddie Vedder, as well as link to sites and a forum where users can take action based on their feelings about the Iraq war.

All proceeds from "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran," which features original cover art designed and donated by acclaimed political artist Shepard Fairey, go to benefit the non-profit organization Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), as chosen by Young. Founded in 2004 by Iraq war veterans, IVAW's goal is to give voice to the large number of active-duty service people and veterans who are against the war, but are under various pressures to remain silent. In September, Sire Records donated $100,000 to IVAW in the name of Young, who is a spokesperson for the organization.

"Body of War" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th, 2007, to unanimous critical praise. Richard Corliss of Time magazine called it "a superb documentary ... almost unbearably moving." Named "Best Documentary of 2007" by the National Board of Review, the film also took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Hamptons' International Film Festival, and was runner-up for the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will begin a nationwide theatrical release in March.

Track-listing for "Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran":

CD 1
"Hero's Song" - Brendan James
"American Terrorist" - Lupe Fiasco
"Light Up Ya Lighter" - Michael Franti & Spearhead
"Guerilla Radio" - Rage Against The Machine
"Son Of A Bush" - Public Enemy
"Empty Walls" - Serj Tankian
"Let Them Eat War" - Bad Religion
"White People For Peace" - Against Me!
"Letter From Iraq" - Bouncing Souls
"War" - Dilated Peoples
"Overcome (The Recapitulation)" - RX Bandits
"Fields Of Agony" - No Use For A Name
"Bushonomics" - Talib Kweli & Cornel West
"The 4th Branch" - Immortal Technique
"B.Y.O.B." - System Of A Down
"No More" (Live) - Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper

CD 2
"Devils & Dust" - Bruce Springsteen
"Masters Of War" (Live) - Pearl Jam
"When The President Talks To God" - Bright Eyes
"Gimme Some Truth" - John Lennon
"The Restless Consumer" - Neil Young
"Battle Hymns" - The Nightwatchman
"Anthrax" - Kimya Dawson
"WMD" - Blow Up Hollywood
"State Of The Union" - David Ford
"Yo George" - Tori Amos
"Love Vigilantes" - Laura Cantrell
"Black Rain" - Ben Harper
"To Kill The Child" - Roger Waters
"Day After Tomorrow" - Tom Waits

20 posted on 02/26/2008 11:45:29 AM PST by kristinn
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To: henkster

Now, see, I’ve never liked Springsteen’s so-called music. So I’ve always seen him as a talentless hack.


21 posted on 02/26/2008 11:46:09 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Karliner

I join you in your support of your daughter and cousin. Now, there are two real heroes.


22 posted on 02/26/2008 11:47:00 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: kristinn
You want music? I just picked up this CD and love it:
House Rockin' & Hip Shakin', Vol. 3: Killer Swamp Blues
Here's a clip of my favorite track:
1011 Woodland - Jimmy Dawkins
I can promise you none of the artists on this one did a number for "Body of War".
23 posted on 02/26/2008 11:57:53 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: SoldierDad
one talentless hack (Springsteen)

I couldn't have said it better.

24 posted on 02/26/2008 12:40:27 PM PST by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: kristinn
In a just world, the only music they'd be making would be whistling at the Ft. Leavenworth rockpile.

F***ing traitors. And to think that I actually paid money once in my life to see Neil Young and Pearl Jam ... I can't even hear them on the radio anymore without wanting to barf.

25 posted on 02/26/2008 12:41:02 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: kristinn

Makes me want to go home and listen to “Ballad of the Green Berets” by Sgt. Barry Sadler.


26 posted on 02/26/2008 1:22:20 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: mnehrling

Yepper, thats the one.


27 posted on 02/26/2008 1:27:47 PM PST by concretebob (If liberals aren't traitors, their only defense at this point is they are incredibly stupid)
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To: bassmaner
Stopped listening to kneeel jung after Southern Man came out.
Just pi$$ed me off that a kanuck would have the audacity to question Southern heritage.
28 posted on 02/26/2008 1:33:20 PM PST by concretebob (If liberals aren't traitors, their only defense at this point is they are incredibly stupid)
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To: kristinn

Worst concert that I ever went to was Springsteen a few years back...not even close...THE WORST


29 posted on 02/26/2008 1:43:01 PM PST by demsux
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To: SoldierDad
I join you in your support of your daughter and cousin. Now, there are two real heroes.

Thanks, I pray for them daily. I have more family( here and there in the miliary) but right now both are somewhere in harms way....prayers for you and yours also soldierDad.

My primary concern in all this anti-American, anti democracy, anti-Bush baloney is people doing the loud yelling, petition signing and such probably don't know what it takes to be free, don't understand why so many people want to sneak IN to this country....and just what Hanoi Jane and her ilk did to our country in the 60's/70's .....I can only hope and pray the new( whoever is running the propaganda machine these days) jerkwads stop to think before walking too far down the road of fascism/whatever else they're gunning for before they actually get it and sink the rest of us to some submissive level from another country they don't KNOW they don't LIKE...Neil Young and Springsteen have never starved, have never fought for their lives, never will they understand not questioning why....but to do, or die

30 posted on 02/26/2008 2:38:15 PM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
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To: stanz

Thanks, I appreciate the agreement. I’ve yet to hear anything from him that would qualify as “good music”, and his “Born in the USA tirade is just horrific.


31 posted on 02/26/2008 2:39:30 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Karliner
Neil Young and Springsteen have never starved, have never fought for their lives, never will they understand not questioning why....but to do, or die

You said a mouthful with just this sentence. I agree with all the rest as well. Your family will be in my prayers also.

32 posted on 02/26/2008 2:53:55 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: SoldierDad

Ha yeah, some say I have a big mouth...to make light of things...a little. Tkae care , many blessings.


33 posted on 02/26/2008 7:30:51 PM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
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To: SoldierDad

I love rock ‘n roll. His croaking just doesn’t cut it. “Born in the USA” is a good example of that. Coming from NJ, I am not convinced of anything remarkable here but a super-sized ego or similarly, as Mick Jagger once described Madonna, “a drop of talent in an ocean of ambition.”


34 posted on 02/26/2008 9:37:04 PM PST by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: stanz

LOL. That so fits.


35 posted on 02/27/2008 7:33:33 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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