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Conservative Rock Groups?

Posted on 03/17/2002 11:56:23 AM PST by Lebowski

I was wondering if anybody can name some conservative rockers. It seams most people in the Music Industry are Left-Leaning, especially the hard stuff. I think you could say the same for most entertainment personalities, including movie stars and directors. So if any of my fellow conservatives could point me in the way of some good conservative rock groups it would be appreciated.


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1 posted on 03/17/2002 11:56:23 AM PST by Lebowski
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To: Lebowski
Ted Nugent
2 posted on 03/17/2002 11:59:01 AM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: Lebowski
One simple word: CREED!
3 posted on 03/17/2002 11:59:02 AM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Lebowski;FreedominJesusChrist
Lebowski,

FIJC has it right on, The song, "With Arms Wide Open," is about as pro-life as you will find in modern pop-culture.

4 posted on 03/17/2002 12:02:16 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Joe 6-pack
The song 'One' talks about the disparities of Affirmative Action. I just love Creed and their new CD is quite good too.
5 posted on 03/17/2002 12:04:34 PM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
I don't know that Creed is particularly conservative,
merely Christian. The two are not the same.
Killer tunes, though.
6 posted on 03/17/2002 12:04:39 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Lebowski
Glen Fry

"Get Over It"

Be prepared to tolerate some of the uh anecdotal history.

7 posted on 03/17/2002 12:06:13 PM PST by AzJP
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To: Lebowski
P.O.D.

My 11 year old wanted their album, so I looked up the lyrics. Turns out, they started in the business as a Christian rap group. Their lyrics are actually very nice, if you can get past all the rapping.

8 posted on 03/17/2002 12:06:59 PM PST by PaulJ
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To: Joe 6-pack
I always thought the group Damn Yankees (with Ted Nugent) had conservative lyrics. And of course there's Pearl Jam (just kidding). A thread from a couple of days ago mentioned Rush's libertarian/Rand lyrics.
9 posted on 03/17/2002 12:07:20 PM PST by BoomerBob
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To: Lebowski
Supertones -- they're an overtly Christain rap/post-ska group.

Love them, myself.

11 posted on 03/17/2002 12:10:10 PM PST by jude24
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To: PaulJ
P.O.D. is pretty good. They are definetly on the Christian side. Along with Creed as a couple have mentioned. Keep them coming guys. We need more pro Liberty, pro Life, pro Christian, pro American, pro capitalist, pro constitution bands! There are way to many yuppies out there puting down our capitalist country, at the same time reaping the benefits of it. It makes me ill.
12 posted on 03/17/2002 12:11:09 PM PST by Lebowski
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To: Lebowski
Some people say it means the devil got my soul
but that's a bunch of sh@t - I just want to rock and roll!
I don't want to hang up my rock and roll shoes
I don't want to hand up my rock and roll shoes
I get that old time feeling every time I sing the blues.


Chuck Willis, "(I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes," as performed by The Band during a New Year's Eve concert, 1971-72, which was released in due course as Rock of Ages.

The harrowing part: When Chuck Willis originally released "(I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes" on the flip side of "What Am I Living For?", he would be dead himself of complications from peritonitis and didn't live to see both sides of the record become the final hits of his short but excellent career.
13 posted on 03/17/2002 12:11:27 PM PST by BluesDuke
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To: Lebowski
CULTURE CLUB boy george is very conservative
14 posted on 03/17/2002 12:12:03 PM PST by IWONDERIFJESSEJACKSONISMYDADDY
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To: humblegunner
Creed's Anti-Affirmative Action Song:

Creed - One

Affirmative may be justified

Take from one give to another

The goal is to be unified

Take my hand be my brother

The payment silenced the masses

Sanctified by oppression

Unity took a back seat

Sliding further in regression

One

The only way is one

I feel angry I feel helpless

Want to change the world

I feel violent I feel alone

Don't try and change my mind

Society blind by color

Why hold down one to raise another?

Discrimination now on both sides

Seeds of hate blossom further

The world is heading for mutiny

When all we want is unity

We may rise and fall, but in the end

We meet our fate together

One

The only way is one

I feel angry I feel helpless

Want to change the world

I feel violent I feel alone

Don't try and change my mind

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The thing that I really like about Creed is that not only is their music great, but their lyrics are also deep and not the typical sappy stuff we hear all the time on the radio.

15 posted on 03/17/2002 12:12:34 PM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: PaulJ
I always thought that P.O.D. was a punk rock group? At least their new song 'Alive' has more of a rock feel to it.
16 posted on 03/17/2002 12:14:52 PM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Lebowski
There's probably a lot more than you'd think, but in the entertainment world of leftist politics, they just keep it "in the closet". Kinda like Rock Hudson kept his light-in-the-loaferness in the closest for years (of course, now it would be celebrated).
17 posted on 03/17/2002 12:16:41 PM PST by tbg681
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To: Lebowski
There was a thread last year in the spring called something like Rockers for Life. It doesn't seem to be in the archives any more, but maybe I have the title wrong.
19 posted on 03/17/2002 12:17:31 PM PST by firebrand
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
There old stuff was kind of punk. Their last two albums are more of a rap core rock. They also have some songs that are kind of reggae.
20 posted on 03/17/2002 12:17:44 PM PST by Lebowski
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To: Lebowski
Creed and P.O.D

My teenage son listens to both and they "rock" ( I especially love Creed's music, lyrics and Scott Stapps voice ).

Creed is NOT a Christian band. Stapp's father was a minister and he has had a Christian upbringing but left home because of the strictness of his parents and their religion. I do believe, from listening to his lyrics, that he is "searching" for something missing in his life. They are conservative in their lyrics which I believe reflects their personal attitudes.

P.O.D.'s "Alive" is not a love song about a man and woman but rather about the relationship with Jesus although many relate it to that of man and woman ( listen to the lyrics and read about the band's faith ). "Youth of the Nation" is a wonderful, but sad, song about the situation of our youth. They are very conservative as well.

All of this from my 15 yo son the music expert. :)

21 posted on 03/17/2002 12:17:54 PM PST by PleaseNoMore
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
I own 2 of their CD's.. (OK, well, one skips now)
and have always enjoyed them.
Oh, Sammy Hagar also is as conservative as they come...
22 posted on 03/17/2002 12:18:24 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Yeah, I suppose. At 48, I feel like such an old fogie sometimes. I like melody and I like lyrics and if I hear even a couple of measures of rapping, to me it's a rap song and I turn it off. My kids like POD, though, and the group is clean and they don't cuss and they have a positive message and so it's fine with me.
23 posted on 03/17/2002 12:19:04 PM PST by PaulJ
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To: Lebowski
Queensryche, Riot, Savatage, the new Judas Priest cd has some very anti NWO lyrics. Check out Queensryche, especially "operation mindcrime" which reads like a black ops subterfuge operation. Lots of political intrigue.
24 posted on 03/17/2002 12:19:19 PM PST by Overseer
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To: FreedominJesusChrist; humblegunner; Joe 6-pack; Lebowski
Big Creed fan here. I've always been a big Rock and/or Heavy Metal fan. After I had kids, I had a hard time finding something I could listen to with them in the car with me. LOL Pantera just wasn’t going to work. Then Creed came along, thank God.

Their music is great! Their words are very meaningful. He denies their music is "Christian" and claims it's just "spiritual", but Christians know Christian symbolism when we see it. We know what he is talking about when he talks about being enslaved to sin or addictions. There is a lot of immersion in water in several or their videos, coming out of the water a new person.

Have you read the words to "America". There is a line in that song that speaks of abortion. Excellent song.

25 posted on 03/17/2002 12:20:07 PM PST by SpookBrat
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To: Lebowski
Talking about yuppie groups. One thing that particularily annoyed me after September 11th, was when all the pop stars came together to collaborate on the song 'What's Going On?'. This song originally started out as some kind of tribute and fundraiser for the victims of September 11th. The other day, I was watching MTV and found out that they switched the tribute and fundraising to AIDS victims in Africa. I thought that was a misleading way to fundraise for money. And I wouldn't care so much, but just the fact that celebrities are throwing money at the AIDS problem in Africa and then not encouraging more moral behavior for the population in there is just so annoying. The AIDS problem in Africa is not going to stop if people do not become one partner for life people.
26 posted on 03/17/2002 12:20:29 PM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Lebowski
Amen.

"Why should the devil have all the good music?"
-Larry Norman

27 posted on 03/17/2002 12:21:03 PM PST by dersepp
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To: Lebowski
Well, Beethoven was a small "r" republican and he was the first punk rocker.
28 posted on 03/17/2002 12:21:55 PM PST by Duke Nukum
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To: PleaseNoMore
Creed is very good. I've become a fan of theirs, though I notice that, perhaps because their lyrics are not your typical collectivist/leftist pishposh, they often get derided by fans and some critics to whom such deviation is simply not to be abided.

Your comment also put me in mind of a band I sometimes enjoyed when I was growing up, Iron Butterfly: their leader and keyboardsman, Doug Ingle, was the son of a church organist, and there was, indeed, precisely what one of the band's liner notes claimed: an influence of the classical church music turned up in much of his songwriting, right down to the organ solo he took, following the infamous drum break, in the band's best-remembered number, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." (To this day, that solo puts me in mind of the church or, better yet, the Reform Jewish synagogue in which I grew up.) Ingle also used such influences in such passages as the introductions to songs like "Possession," "My Mirage," and "Fields of Sun"...
29 posted on 03/17/2002 12:23:11 PM PST by BluesDuke
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Lyrics to P.O.D's "Alive"

Verse 1:

Everyday is a new day

Im thankful for every breath I take

I wont take it for granted

So I learn from my mistakes

Its beyond my control, sometimes its best to let go

Whatever happens in this lifetime

So I trust in love

You have given me peace of mind

chorus:

I feel so alive for the very first time

I cant deny you

I feel so alive

I feel so alive for the very first time

And I think I can fly

Verse 2:

Sunshine upon my face

A new song for me to sing

Tell the world how I feel inside

Even though it might cost me everything

Now that I know this, so beyond, I cant hold this

I can never turn my back away

Now that Ive seen you

I can never look away

chorus

bridge:

Now that I know you (I could never turn my back away)

Now that I see you (I could never look away)

Now that I know you (I could never turn my back away)

Now that I see you (I believe no matter what they say)

30 posted on 03/17/2002 12:23:47 PM PST by PleaseNoMore
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To: Lebowski
I meant to add, Gene Simmons has been impressing me lately with his outspokenness, and non-politically correct speech. Don't know if he is a conservative, but I'll give him credit for calling it like it is.
31 posted on 03/17/2002 12:24:07 PM PST by SpookBrat
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To: Duke Nukum
And he looked suspiciously like John Belushi.
32 posted on 03/17/2002 12:24:44 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Overseer
Oh Wow, I haven't heard Queensryche in years.
33 posted on 03/17/2002 12:25:16 PM PST by SpookBrat
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To: SpookBrat
Lets' not leave Ozzy Osbourne out..while percieved
as satanic by some, in real life he is quite conservative.
34 posted on 03/17/2002 12:25:58 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Lebowski
Sorry if I missed it, but what does P.O.D. stand for? I have wondered about that.
35 posted on 03/17/2002 12:26:02 PM PST by pnz1
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To: Lebowski
Welcome to the forum. Please don't make us cut off your johnson.
36 posted on 03/17/2002 12:26:08 PM PST by Pistias
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To: PleaseNoMore
For those interested I started another discussion about conservative movies. I would appreciate your input. Lets keep this going.
37 posted on 03/17/2002 12:26:38 PM PST by Lebowski
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To: Overseer
I can tell you that Queensryche's EMPIRE tells another story. There is a family element to the band and some religious overtones but they tended to rip on the Bush administration in the late 80s and early 90s. I am a fan of theirs but barely since they have decided to release one pile of crap after another the last 3 releases.
38 posted on 03/17/2002 12:26:54 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Pistias
That was great! Thanks! You definetly know how I got my name! The Dude Abides
39 posted on 03/17/2002 12:27:36 PM PST by Lebowski
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To: pnz1
P.O.D. supposedly means "Payable on Death.
40 posted on 03/17/2002 12:28:08 PM PST by PleaseNoMore
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To: pnz1
Payable On Death
41 posted on 03/17/2002 12:28:22 PM PST by Lebowski
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To: BoomerBob
Rush is libertarian and that is as close as it comes to being conservative.No belief in organized religion in that band at all not to mention the total disgust over guns.
42 posted on 03/17/2002 12:28:22 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: PleaseNoMore
Scott Stapp did grow up in a very strict religious home and yes, he did leave. When his mom remarried, she remarried a devout Penecostal and rumor is that Stapp has a very good relationship with his step-father and goes to church with his family when at home visiting.

I think that Stapp is a Christian, but his walk with Christ is not smooth sailing. That is evident in his music, but the belief is still there. For some people, hiding their spiritual struggles is easy, for Stapp, it is not, because he seems like a very deep and emotional character.

43 posted on 03/17/2002 12:29:48 PM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: humblegunner
He dad gum sure is. Ozzy rules! My mind has drawn a complete blank and I can’t think of anyone but Creed right now. LOL I just wish he hadn't relieved himself on the Alamo. What a stupid thing to do. LOL He has redeemed himself in his old age, although I can't understand a thing he says, every time I hear him talk.
44 posted on 03/17/2002 12:29:56 PM PST by SpookBrat
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To: Lebowski
bump for later :)
45 posted on 03/17/2002 12:29:59 PM PST by roachie
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
As somebody who is new here. CAn somebody let me know why my other thread got deleted? It was one that dealt with conservative movie. Thanks Lebowski
46 posted on 03/17/2002 12:30:51 PM PST by Lebowski
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To: Lebowski
Bruce Willis was recently in Kansas City with his blues band.......Bruce is a Conservative.......
47 posted on 03/17/2002 12:30:58 PM PST by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: My Favorite Headache
I have to agree, they pretty much stopped rockin' after the live album, but they do have some early releases that reflect what we are talking about.
48 posted on 03/17/2002 12:31:05 PM PST by Overseer
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To: PleaseNoMore
Yeah, I knew that was a secular song when I saw the video.
49 posted on 03/17/2002 12:31:07 PM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: PleaseNoMore
Thanks! I almost bought their CD yesterday and wondered about the name.
50 posted on 03/17/2002 12:31:36 PM PST by pnz1
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