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

Posted on 10/30/2010 5:34:05 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien

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

Considered by music critics and fans alike as the 20th century’s most important rock band, Radiohead took over the alternative music world in the mid ’90s with “OK Computer,” a brilliant album about the alienation we feel because of technology and the ways it makes us a little less human each day. (Certainly an accurate prediction of our Facebook-Twitterverse world of today.) They then turned themselves inside out in 2000 with the release of “Kid A” an almost completely electronic album that is considered by many to be the most important record of the past ten years. Lead singer Thom Yorke, never one to shy away from slamming George Bush and the administration’s stance on environmental issues, decided to use the band’s 2003 album title as a soundboard on the 2000 US presidential elections. Apparently “Impeach George Bush” was already taken as an album title.

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1 posted on 10/30/2010 5:34:06 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien
Considered by music critics and fans alike as the 20th century’s most important rock band, Radiohead

Evidently this writer never listened to the Beatles.

2 posted on 10/30/2010 5:38:15 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Michael van der Galien; Admin Moderator

This is news?


3 posted on 10/30/2010 5:41:12 AM PDT by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

...or the Stones, or Zep, or...


4 posted on 10/30/2010 5:43:30 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Michael van der Galien

Did you know this had already been posted?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2616568/posts

Are you aware of the search function?


5 posted on 10/30/2010 5:48:18 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Michael van der Galien
The Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals (Congressional Record, 1963)
6 posted on 10/30/2010 5:52:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Michael van der Galien
"In a sense, Chomsky is entirely correct. Our country was founded to protect property rights. One of the reasons that government exists is to prevent “the majority” from coming and just taking your property. Government exists to prevent totalitarianism. And Chomsky — and his musically talented followers the Manic Street Preachers — don’t like that. They are totalitarians who do not care about your right to possess the fruits of your labors."
7 posted on 10/30/2010 5:56:10 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: humblegunner; Michael van der Galien
"Are you aware of the search function?"

Obviously more concerned with the "Spam" function.
8 posted on 10/30/2010 5:57:00 AM PDT by shibumi (Wily Pablo loves Flank Steak Tacos)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Malvina Reynolds also wrote “What Have They Done To the Rain”, an early “green” song, which reached a fairly wide audience in late 1964-early 1965 when it was done by the SEARCHERS.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 5:57:54 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Neil Young? Am I the only one who is annoyed by what passes for singing by Neil Young?


10 posted on 10/30/2010 5:58:47 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Michael van der Galien
American Woman, the Guess Who: The Machine, Pink Floyd: Anthing at all by Joan Baez...

Mike

11 posted on 10/30/2010 5:59:53 AM PDT by MichaelP (Put a Stake in the RATS hearts November 2nd)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

In the list of Most important bands of the 20th Century, Radiohead is a few pages back from the Trogs


12 posted on 10/30/2010 6:05:02 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Evidently this writer never listened to the Beatles.

I'm a Radiohead fan, but I agree. What about Floyd? Who are these people?

13 posted on 10/30/2010 6:07:32 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Daveinyork
Well, you know what we sing in Alabama...

Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her.
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down.
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
a southern man don't need him around anyhow.

14 posted on 10/30/2010 6:13:35 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must-like men-undergo the fatigue of supporting it)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I have composed a country song that is an answer to “American Idiot” by Gree Day. Here’s the lyrics...

Deer In The Headlights

Well, everything I know about the world is what I saw on TV
And the sad part is I already knew they’re lying to me
They say those that don’t study history
Are doomed to repeat it, but don’t blame me
Cause they quit teachin history round about ‘63

Now, they got me feelin like a Deer in the Headlights
Wide eyed, dumbfounded, staring at the bright lights
Just tell me anything I’ll believe it, all right
Lord, have mercy, I’m a Deer in the Headlights

Well, everything I know about America is all BS
Since they took over the schools and the tube and the IRS
So I’m screaming for the state to come fix my life
Put food on my table, take care o’ my wife
She’s frettin like a fawn over who’s gonna fix this mess?

And they got me feelin like a Deer in the Headlights
Wide eyed, dumbfounded, staring at the bright lights
Say the earth is warmin I’ll believe it, all right
Lord, have mercy, I’m a Deer in the Headlights

Well I’m starin straight ahead
just tryin to get across and graze
Should’a listened when my momma said
Little buck, you gotta look both ways…

Well, everything they tell me ‘bout myself makes me so contrite
Turns out that I’m a kook fringe crazy and I’m wound too tight
Who’d a thought I was the hatin’ kind
Be careful what you say ‘cause somebody’s gonna mind
Lord, save me from myself, guess I just don’t know wrong from right

So, they got me feelin like a Deer in the Headlights
Wide eyed, dumbfounded, staring at the bright lights
Say the world hates us I’ll believe it, all right
Lord, have mercy, I’m a Deer in the Headlights

Copyright 2009 Songs From The Holler


15 posted on 10/30/2010 6:19:51 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Michael van der Galien
The right wing book burners are now out melting vinyl records?

Send the police out to collect all the Woody Guthrie records.

"This Land is my land, but it is not your land"
"This land belongs to the True Conservatives and Real Americans"

16 posted on 10/30/2010 6:33:38 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: shibumi; humblegunner
The NRB senior executive vice-chief blog editor and the NRB senior executive ultra-vice-chief blog editor have been duplicating puff piece posts in the News Forum on a regular basis.

The chief blogpimp master at NRB must have edicted that page-views at NRB be increased, maybe threatening the "editors" with the loss of parts of their exalted titles if hits don't improve.

If you've noticed, lots of the NRBer posts lately have been lists that are spread over multiple pages at NRB. The article in this thread spans 10 pages at NRB meaning 10 individual page-views get racked up on the hit counter which moves NRB up in web popularity ranking. Sneaky, if you ask me.

17 posted on 10/30/2010 6:35:53 AM PDT by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
20th century’s most important rock band, Radiohead

Never heard of them. But then again, I sill remember when dirt smelled new.

18 posted on 10/30/2010 6:36:04 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Michael van der Galien

I guess if I could say one thing and one thing only to all these wannabe commie phony baloney popsters who really just wanna see their own mugs on the cover of the Rolling Stone and will sing whatever it takes to get ‘em there, it would be this, in a nutshell, something like—If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow...

Well, maybe that one is taken.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 6:36:14 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: ez
So I’m screaming for the state to come fix my life Put food on my table, take care o’ my wife

The entitlement class. Are they fer it or agin it?

20 posted on 10/30/2010 6:39:09 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice)
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To: MichaelP
American Woman, the Guess Who: The Machine, Pink Floyd: Anthing at all by Joan Baez...

Good examples. I make a distiction in my mind between those musicians who criticize our culture, but realize their own frailities, as with Joan Baez, and those who revel in a hatred for everything American which is rooted in a self-loathing I cannot understand. For example, Frank Zappa, who saw America as some kind of diabolical materialistic prison, and seeming to hate most of all those things closest to himself -- his groupies, the R&B music he cut his teeth on, and of course his own self, without mention or apparent awareness that he really, really was full of self-loathing.

The self-loathing Leftist is the most dangerous kind. Joan Baez and Buffy St. Marie, otoh, I would give a hug to if I were to meet them. They are sincere and live what they preach and do it without hating.

21 posted on 10/30/2010 6:40:12 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Darn, lost my tagline... something about boarders, in-laws and bad language.)
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To: Michael van der Galien
That last band were total commie hypocrites.

From the lyrics:
There is not enough black in the Union Jack
and to much white in the Stars and Stripes?

The irony is that the entire audience is white and there is not a single black person in the band.

22 posted on 10/30/2010 6:41:50 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Michael van der Galien
I have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures is Neil Young, even though he is left of leftest. His "Living with War" made me sick, and was what I thought would be #1.

I sure used to like NY when he rocked, rather than whined....

23 posted on 10/30/2010 6:48:53 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Michael van der Galien

The irony is that they demonize the same system that makes them rich. Fat cat executives suck but give me my millions for saying it. Hypocrisy is a trait of liberalism.


24 posted on 10/30/2010 6:58:19 AM PDT by TheRevolution1776 (2nd Amendment applies also to religous threats. I don't call 911 even after your down.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

The irony is that they demonize the same system that makes them rich. Fat cat executives suck but give me my millions for saying it. Hypocrisy is a trait of liberalism.


25 posted on 10/30/2010 6:58:22 AM PDT by TheRevolution1776 (2nd Amendment applies also to religous threats. I don't call 911 even after your down.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I’ve always considered Rage Against the Machine to be a bad joke. If your lead singer has to wear a beret with the word “guerrilla” embroidered on it, chances are he’s not *really* a guerrilla. (grin)

Or, as a friend of mine who grew up in Peru during the 1980s once said about RATM: “If you guys think The Shining Path is so f-—ing great, come ride a bus in Lima the next time they’re in town!”


26 posted on 10/30/2010 7:04:32 AM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPa5hqr8Dqo


27 posted on 10/30/2010 7:34:31 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Michael van der Galien

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPa5hqr8Dqo


28 posted on 10/30/2010 7:34:43 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Michael van der Galien

This list is a bunch of baloney. The Jefferson Airplane’s “Volunteers” is not even mentioned. The author suffers the state of believing the world began about ten years ago.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 7:35:02 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

If you want affirmative action in music, then you’ll love the Black Eyed Peas. A pack of clowns jumping around and circles yelling and grunting to a heavy beat. But hey, they’re diverse! The perfect Obama generation house band.


30 posted on 10/30/2010 7:53:41 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: humblegunner

Of course he knew.

He and HorowitzianConservative are one and the same:

Blogpimps


31 posted on 10/30/2010 9:13:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Daveinyork
Neil sung the most mind-numbingly pro-American, ultra-conservative song I've ever heard from a rock star; & at Live Aid no less
32 posted on 10/30/2010 9:43:21 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

He left out The Clash...anything by the Clash.

BTW, the Beatles are a 60s boy band - the baby boomer version of nsync.


33 posted on 10/30/2010 9:52:15 AM PDT by Salo
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