Skip to comments.The 10 Most Leftist Albums Ever Made
Posted on 10/28/2010 2:12:18 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
What albums might Leon Trotsky have done some head-banging to if Josef Stalin hadn't sent an assassin to shove an icepick through his skull?
Answer: the 10 Neo-Communist (and some flat-out communist) titles on our list. We count them down from the more benign Democrat-supporters to outright totalitarian radicals.
Included in this collection are alternative, rock, rap, folk, and hip-hop titles. We've also done our best not to be too obvious with our choices -- you won't find Greenday's "American Idiot" on this list, for example. We also made the choice to select albums that despite being nauseating in their politics can actually be enjoyable to listen to -- hence the decision to include a video with each. That's your cookie for having to endure the next ten pages of anti-Americanism as we expose some of music's most politicized albums.
10."Hail to the Thief" by Radiohead
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Well. I must say, album #1 doesn’t seem so bad.
“F the Brady bill
F the Brady bill
If God made man they say
Sam Colt made him equal”
This stuff is sickening.
These are disgusting Leftist/commie/ thugs.
I thought I read that Nas had a song that was anti-abortion.
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This list is way off track. And they didn’t put that stupid Green day album in there.
“Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls” by Coven, should please our anti-social conservatives.
Maybe not “ever” but major label albums of the modern era, perhaps.
10.Hail to the Thief by Radiohead
9. Greendale by Neil Young
8. Untitled by Nas
7. Toxicity by System of a Down
6. Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z by Tupac Shakur
5. The Resistance by Muse
4. The Battle of Los Angeles by Rage Against the Machine
3. Ear to the Ground by Malvina Reynolds
2. Maya by M.I.A.
1. The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers
Nice to see I was never a fan of any of those groups, although I liked a few early Neil Young songs in my youth (got the 8-track I inherited from my mom around here somewhere).
No Chumbawumba or Jello Biafra or Last Poets or Pete Seeger or...
For all of the “Rock against Reagan” and subsquent “Rock against Bush” movements, I don’t recall any “Rock FOR Carter” action or albums.
I used to have as my tagline:
Hey, Billie Joe - you ARE an American idiot!
That's a shame. I'd have liked to have read it.
“Blows Against the Empire”...
Had a great album cover.
Jello is leftist, but the fun thing is he has no problem sticking it to Democrats too, or really anyone who pisses him off. California Ueber Alles was written for Jerry Brown, casting him as a Hitler who would use his secret police to enforce his brand of hippie fascism. The cover was of a Nazi rally with smiley faces over the swastika banners, and Brown in place of Hitler.
And I was doped up enough to listen to it!
Come a looonnnnggg way!
I’m surprised not to see Queensryche on the list.
Thank you for that.
Trotsky’s assassin, Ramon Mercader, did not use an icepick; he used an ice axe, the sort of thing that an alpine mountain climber uses.
I’ve heard of some of these people, but do not listen to them. Before I retired, I preferred to work with capable musicians. Here’s two I got to play on by Neil Zaza. He’s amazing!
I don’t see it mentioned anywhere in the Neil Young section that he’s Canadian, which would explain a lot.
Why dont the presidents fight the war? Why do they always send the poor?
Um, for one thing, there are more poor people than there are presidents. Wars take a lot of people.
Oh, I think you can’t rule out stupidity.
Not an album, but the video for Land of Confusion by Phil Collins was quite leftist and anti-Conservative. Mocked Reagan and Thatcher quite a bit.
They left out “Sandinista!”, a three album set by The Clash.
The thing is: Punk is Anti-establishment. So when Jello goes after Moonbeam, Cash flips off the cameraman at San Quentin, GWAR does their level best to offend everyone, or Bill Hicks goes after George Bush, Sr that is the par for the course.
Also, music is up for interpretation. My favorite music for getting enthused for this election is Rage Against the Machine “Bulls on Parade” - “Rally round your family, pocket full of shells.”
Every time Rush fires up his radio program Chrissy Hynde’s soul dies a little bit. She actually sued to keep Rush from using it back in the day, now she just cashes the royalty check. Hell, the best revenge is using a lefties own music against them. Come to think of it Muse is Glenn Beck’s fav band and in his opening bumper.
Lastly, the Tea Party is the best example of DIY org that I have ever seen. Not that you would get New Music Express to admit that. ConservPunks and South Park Conservatives UNITE! Wilkow rules.
I would have thought Paul Simon would have been up there in at least a couple of spots.
I'd say Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" and John Lennon's "Imagine" are tied for first place.
If you doubt that the former is properly interpreted as advocating socialism, consider the oft-omitted verse:
There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;If there's one thing that characterizes the left, it's the abolishment of private property, a sentiment expressly favored by Guthrie's song. Though he denied membership in the CPUSA, Guthrie admitted that he was a communist and he was a contributor to the CPUSA's Daily Worker.
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
This land was made for you and me.
Have to go ahead and disagree. More libertarian-anarchist. The Muse guy wants NO borders in Europe, and no European Union, nor government "mind control", etc. Far from classic leftist.
It’s not a list of most influential leftist songs. It’s a collection of leftist albums.
I could do this all night but enuff of Jim's bandwith
Despite the fact of various monies poured into the TP by various conservative groups (which the left will always tell you about), it is still the most grassroots org I've seen too. Mainly, this is because there is no controlling board, no headquarters, no written established identity and platform. It's just a bunch of people who agree with the general theme. I could create a local TP chapter right now with no permission from anyone. I love it.
Wow, here I go on DK again. Can you tell I’m a fan?
Anyway, Holiday in Camodia was about know-it-all kids in this country and their complete cluelessness and compacency about stuff going on Cambodia, mainly Pol Pot’s killing fields.
The Battle of Los Angeles is by far the best album on the list, although I’m not sure why they went with it for the purposes of this list, Rage’s self titled debut would seem a better pick.
Maya is a horrible album, Kala was pretty good though.
I’m probably older...I knew about DK from my younger brother.
A lot of those early punk/hard core bands were lefty anarchy types but some were nationalistic proto fascist...ironic huh?
both rebelling against the same thing
Conservative Gay Band.....Joy Division..lol...I still listen to them but of course some claim they were closet Nazis
But in my teenaged days it was Almost Cut My Hair and Ohio and Volunteers and What’s Going On....and I ate it up I confess...hard to imagine now
but one note in my defense...being a left leaning libertarian then had nothing to do with all the hot topic PC issues today...now way would I have stomached that then if times were identical...especially the assault on God in public and the demonization of being a Southerner....so much of the knee jerk stuff today was un thought of then...homosexual marriage...who would have ever believed?
OTOH, some hundreds of years ago, the king actually rode into battle, and the sons of the nobility were expected to be officers in the army.
At its core a lot of punk was a fight against power, knowing that it invariably infringes on freedom. To a large measure conservatism is a fight against excessive government power, so there is a place where punk and conservative ideologies meet to some extent.
Unless the messages are uniquely subtle, I don’t see anything particularly leftist about the songs on “Deja Vú.” Maybe “Almost Cut My Hair,” but, really, that’s about fashion, not politics. What songs one might mistake to have a political message—for instance, “Teach Your Children” or “Woodstock”—are vague at best.
Not denying that individual members were leftists. Nor that the general vibe was unmistakably “hippy.” However, nothing on this particular album is like “For What It’s Worth,” “The Cost of Freedom,” or “American Dream.”
“OTOH, some hundreds of years ago, the king actually rode into battle, and the sons of the nobility were expected to be officers in the army.”
Heck, only some 200 years ago President Washington led troops into battle against his own people.
Your threshold for what makes a leftist album are a mite higher than mine.
Almost Cut My Hair was a lot more than a fashion statement...read the lyrics if you’re weren’t around then to remember. It was an ode to the dope and yippie feeling of being persecuted by the man.
Woodstock...an homage to the hippie and anti-war and anti-capitalism mood of the freaks?...please...I still remember the lyrics in my head....”And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes
Riding shotgun in the sky,
Turning into butterflies
Above our nation”
I was a part of that time and a believer...young dumb and full of ____, and believe me that album really crystalized that us versus them feeling....idealistic long haired pot smoking semi yippies versus the staid establishment
Teach Your Children was a lecture to about don’t let your kids be squares like the parents.
that was my take anyhow
Didn’t really listen to more than the chorus of that song did you?
Really missed my point, did you?
Interpret how you wish, but the lyrics are the lyrics.
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the pop artist pink should have landed on that list.