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The 10 Most Leftist Albums Ever Made
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 27, 2010 | James Miles and David Swindle

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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It's not the peaceful hippie tunes of the '60s. Now today's neo-communist alternative rock reflects the nihilism of the modern Left.
1 posted on 10/28/2010 2:12:20 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
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To: HorowitzianConservative

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”


2 posted on 10/28/2010 2:19:32 PM PDT by albie
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To: HorowitzianConservative

This stuff is sickening.

These are disgusting Leftist/commie/ thugs.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 2:20:08 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

I thought I read that Nas had a song that was anti-abortion.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: HorowitzianConservative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0QhSnNDU5I


5 posted on 10/28/2010 2:22:11 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: HorowitzianConservative
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
6 posted on 10/28/2010 2:22:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! Oot piffoo blaboo...)
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To: anyone

To view whole article on one page:

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/10/27/the-10-most-leftist-albums-ever-made/print/


7 posted on 10/28/2010 2:23:46 PM PDT by onthelookout777
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To: HorowitzianConservative

This list is way off track. And they didn’t put that stupid Green day album in there.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 2:26:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: HorowitzianConservative
...the driving force of the Left is not stupidity but malevolence.

Good observation.

9 posted on 10/28/2010 2:26:50 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

“Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls” by Coven, should please our anti-social conservatives.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 2:27:04 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: HorowitzianConservative; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; ...

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

Whatever


11 posted on 10/28/2010 2:28:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: KarlInOhio

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).


12 posted on 10/28/2010 2:29:00 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: nickcarraway

No Chumbawumba or Jello Biafra or Last Poets or Pete Seeger or...


13 posted on 10/28/2010 2:29:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

For all of the “Rock against Reagan” and subsquent “Rock against Bush” movements, I don’t recall any “Rock FOR Carter” action or albums.


14 posted on 10/28/2010 2:30:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: nickcarraway
they didn’t put that stupid Green day album in there

I used to have as my tagline:

Hey, Billie Joe - you ARE an American idiot!

15 posted on 10/28/2010 2:30:54 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire')
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To: HorowitzianConservative
(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...

That's a shame. I'd have liked to have read it.

16 posted on 10/28/2010 2:32:36 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

“Blows Against the Empire”...


17 posted on 10/28/2010 2:32:58 PM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: LRS

Had a great album cover.


18 posted on 10/28/2010 2:38:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


19 posted on 10/28/2010 2:41:45 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: BenLurkin

And I was doped up enough to listen to it!

Come a looonnnnggg way!


20 posted on 10/28/2010 2:45:18 PM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: HorowitzianConservative

I’m surprised not to see Queensryche on the list.


21 posted on 10/28/2010 2:45:43 PM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Thank you for that.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 2:46:12 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: HorowitzianConservative

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.


23 posted on 10/28/2010 2:47:58 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: KarlInOhio

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!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBFS8ruUo18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAY1WKouT18


24 posted on 10/28/2010 2:54:12 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

I don’t see it mentioned anywhere in the Neil Young section that he’s Canadian, which would explain a lot.


25 posted on 10/28/2010 2:54:25 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: HorowitzianConservative

“Why don’t 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.


26 posted on 10/28/2010 2:56:27 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: denydenydeny

Oh, I think you can’t rule out stupidity.


27 posted on 10/28/2010 2:59:01 PM PDT by vecchia
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To: HorowitzianConservative

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.


28 posted on 10/28/2010 3:04:45 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

They left out “Sandinista!”, a three album set by The Clash.


29 posted on 10/28/2010 3:05:54 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: antiRepublicrat

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.


30 posted on 10/28/2010 3:08:59 PM PDT by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I would have thought Paul Simon would have been up there in at least a couple of spots.


31 posted on 10/28/2010 3:14:26 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: HorowitzianConservative
These certainly are NOT the most influential leftist tunes.

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;

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.

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.
32 posted on 10/28/2010 3:31:43 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: KarlInOhio
5. “The Resistance” by Muse

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.

33 posted on 10/28/2010 3:44:08 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Skepolitic

It’s not a list of most influential leftist songs. It’s a collection of leftist albums.


34 posted on 10/28/2010 7:40:25 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
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To: HorowitzianConservative

I could do this all night but enuff of Jim's bandwith

35 posted on 10/28/2010 8:03:34 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: Illuminatas
Lastly, the Tea Party is the best example of DIY org that I have ever seen.

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.

36 posted on 10/29/2010 7:35:38 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: wardaddy

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.


37 posted on 10/29/2010 7:42:30 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: wardaddy

Sorry, “Cambodia”


38 posted on 10/29/2010 7:45:47 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: HorowitzianConservative

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.


39 posted on 10/29/2010 7:51:06 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Illuminatas
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.”

Anti-military BTW

40 posted on 10/29/2010 7:54:42 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: antiRepublicrat; dixiechick2000; Black Agnes; Travis McGee

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?


41 posted on 10/29/2010 7:55:27 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: Tublecane
Um, for one thing, there are more poor people than there are presidents. Wars take a lot of people.

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.

42 posted on 10/29/2010 7:55:44 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: wardaddy

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.


43 posted on 10/29/2010 7:59:34 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: wardaddy

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.”


44 posted on 10/29/2010 12:51:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: antiRepublicrat

“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.


45 posted on 10/29/2010 12:53:28 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

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


46 posted on 10/29/2010 6:06:40 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: Illuminatas

Didn’t really listen to more than the chorus of that song did you?


47 posted on 10/30/2010 6:14:19 AM PDT by BigGaloot
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To: BigGaloot

Really missed my point, did you?


48 posted on 10/30/2010 6:29:39 AM PDT by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: Illuminatas

Interpret how you wish, but the lyrics are the lyrics.

Feel free to support the most anti-right band in history.

Good job.


49 posted on 10/30/2010 6:44:24 AM PDT by BigGaloot
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To: KarlInOhio

the pop artist pink should have landed on that list.


50 posted on 10/30/2010 7:10:13 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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