Skip to comments.Famous rockers play for protesters at rally (Unplugged for 4000 frozen thugs)
Posted on 02/22/2011 4:02:36 AM PST by Libloather
Famous rockers play for protesters at rally
By Patrick Tricker
Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 03:02
Standing in front of American and Wisconsin flags, former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello played to an audience of 4,000 Monday at Monona Terrace at a performance set up by AFSCME to oppose the budget repair bill.
"Whenever there's an economic hardship, [Republicans] take advantage of that to ram through some legislation that's going to roll back decades, if not a century, of social progress," Morello said. "But they miscalculated. They miscalculated because they tried to begin doing that in Wisconsin."
Earlier in the day, Morello held a rally with Rise Against guitarist Tim McIlrath at the steps of the Capitol with thousands of protesters, despite poor weather conditions.
"The backbone of your state senators, who headed to my sweet home state of Illinois, changed my mind about [Democrats]," Morello said. "I'm like, at last somebody's got a spine, man, come on. They can stay as long as they want. Illinois is nice, man."
Morello also read an e-mail that he received from one of the principal organizers of the protests in Cairo. The letter expressed support for the Wisconsin protesters and advocated for solidarity: "Breathe deeply, Wisconsin, because justice is in the air."
"No matter what Gov. Walker, the Mumbarak of the Midwest, says, this land is your land," Morello said before singing a rendition of "This Land is Your Land" with McIlrath and other musicians. "Never give up and never give in!"
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Are you kidding me with the misleading headline? “Famous” rockers? And they cite Tom Morrello from Rage Against the Machine? Come the hell on! His group basically was a rapper who could not sing, who spoke commie-infused protest lyrics over some distorted guitar noises. Oooooo, “famous” rocker, my ass.
These hippies are over 40 years too stale, and the new Tea Party conservative influence is not your father’s GOP. Rock off!
The last dying gasp of the has-beens. Wherever there are cameras you can count on Jesse Jackson and any has-been musicians or actors to show up.
There’s a new “machine” now (vox redneck) and it’s raging against him and his fellow travelers.
We haven’t seen spoiled rich boy Tommy the Commie for some time now.
‘famous marxists’ it should read....
Isn't it kinda funny to see the people who got rich from our "evil capitalist system" whine and complain about it.
I guess Wisconsin has been too embarrassed over the decades to bill itself as the “Union State” but from what I’ve recently been told, that’s just what it is. It would be quite a symbolic squish to have it even reined in in that place.
Rage Against the Machine? If you consider screaming into a mic with distorted background noise.... music, I guess you might be a union member.
Only to Democrats, would elected Democrats running away from failure be considered a good thing.
Most of these people are just looking for more popularity and screw the cause.
Five thousand people squeezed into the Monona Terrace exhibition hall to hear Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Wayne Kramer of the MC5 curse Walkers plan to undercut public employee unions. Walker got called every name in the book motherfucker, asshole but the acoustic show was still overwhelmingly peaceful and positive.
Rage Against the Machine is to music what Government School Teachers are to education.
From some reports, it was a smell-in.
actually that’s probably an insult to Rage
Time to GROW UP!!!
They are all squealing hogs...squealing because there is no more slop in the trough. Squeal all you want, piggies...enough fattening. The next step is hams and bacon. Bwaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
The first thing I saw this morning on my local news was a headline saying that public sector unions are tired of being targeted everytime the state budget needs to be cut.
Well you morons, its not my fault you had to infect everything we can see.
As intended. :)
Morello, you dumbass, Illinos is more broke than Wisconsin...
and you can keep those Senators...they are not wanted here...
That’s pretty damn ironic of Tom. Didn’t he get his showbiz career going as a freelancer? (Too lazy and too revolted to google it.)
“...who headed to my sweet home state of Illinois...They can stay as long as they want. Illinois is nice, man.”
Illinois is a political cesspool and its fall shall be greater than this uprising by a long shot.
Most of Illinois would be happy to see Chicago secede, which would turn it into a fairly ruddy state on the map.
Should of had Status Quo play, would have been appropriate.
Morello and Rage Against Intelligence are socialist scumbags.
I never heard of any of these mopes.
Now if it was, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen, or even .. Billy Joel, I'd say okay, 'Famous Rockers'. But these
guys dopes???? I don't think so.
ps: Dear Bruce. Can you please lean to play another chord besides 'E', thank you.
pps: Patrick Tricker, please never ask me to listen to your collection of 'rock music'.
Clapton is god.
(small 'g' on purpose)
I think they had 1 hit some 20 years ago and have been playing political events ever since.
WisconSINS are committed by DEMONrats
It’s ironic; “The Machine” that is being “Raged” against is the Union/Democrat political machine. They are the “power” to whom truth needs to be spoken. STOP SPENDING MY MONEY.
That makes sense.
They are the new robber barons. The poor, ragged come-on just doesn’t work when it’s modern schoolteachers, for goodness’ sake, that are doing it. It looks ridiculous.
Why doesn’t Mister Big Liberal Springsteen show up there, anyhow?
Ahhhh!!! Because mr big liberal Springsteen is a filthy capitalist pig.
One of his concert contracts was posted on the Net a few years back. He's more demanding and pampered than our 'queen', the Bigfoot Wookie.
Brucie gets a Private Jet to fly him and his mrs to any concert, On the House, and once there, basically won't unlock his guitar case for another $100,000(1) -- but at least he's 'famous'.
(1) I think he even gets paid extra to go to the bathroom
Must be nice, when he’s not thinking self destructive thoughts that is.
Got a certain small-time (for now) music pal who wrote a little hard rock ditty he called “I Need Money.” Seeing Brucey, now I understand a little better.
Correct. I was not listening to that *new music* in the 90's. Basically because I didn't consider it "music".
Neither was/is: 'grunge', 'new wave', 'heavy metal', or any of that other crap, "music".
It’s mule-sick, not music.
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What, they couldn’t get Joan Baez or Peter, Paul and Mary?
(Yes, I know Mary passed away, but still...)
Sorry, but we have enough pathetic loser pols stinking up our state with their cowardice and arrogance. I want them back in Madison ASAP so we can fumigate Northwest Illinois.
And your parents were saying the same thing about Clapton et al. Just because you don’t like where music has gone doesn’t make it bad.
I think that 'stuff' would make 'mules sick'.
As to your pal and his 'little ditty' I wish him luck -- back in the good old days of rock, most now classic rock songs are nothing but 'little ditties' written to three chords. Mostly in the I, IV, V Chord Progression (or a variation thereof).
But I don't even know if 'Rock' exists any longer. The closest shown on TV or played the radio (I can find anyway) now is 'modern' Country music - or 'Tex-Mex' like from The Mavericks, but they broke up, dang. So now I stick to Blues and 'Classic rock' (really love the Blues)
Rock was always criticized back then by 'experts' for being 'simplistic'. While true in most cases, it wasn't for the likes of Chuck Berry. That man can (could) play Chords and Riffs you need fingers 7" long to play :-) Ditto for some of the Beatles later work - George Harrison was greatly under appreciated as a guitarist. And so is Keith Richards.(1)
(1) Thanks to his drug use that's all anyone thinks of when 'Keith Richards' is mentioned. But, that's all on him.
We wouldn't want to "let a crisis go to waste", would we?
LOL....and now it looks like you may getting fugitives from Indiana too....
*If you haven’t heard of Rage Against the Machine than you were not listening to new music in the 90s. All 4 of their studio albums went platinum. *
A lot of garbage music sold a lot of copies in the 90s. Morello cannot write melodies, which is why no one remembers his music.
And if he thinks he’s going to win over the mushy middle of Wisconsinites by praising Illinois, he’s mistaken. Most Wisconsinites detest Illinois and its denizens, who travel north to speed up and down the WI highways like maniacs on their way to their “summer retreats”. There’s a reason why they’re called FIBs, comrade.
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