Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5543 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3113 times:
The only two I can think of straight away that do so are System of a Down and Marilyn Manson will occasionally throw in some social commentary. Rage Against the Machine used to until de la Rocha left the band and they toned down the politics with Audioslave, although Tom Morello does remain quite politically active, forming the Axis of Justice with SOAD's Serj Tankian to help motivate youth interest in politics.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
The Neoclowns won't agree but do you expect them to?
Green Day do it really, really badly. Cliched lyrics, with no real point other than 'we don't like Bush.' Yeah, great. They took advantage of public opinion in the US to sell records, there's nothing 'punk' about them.
JCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3062 times:
I don't know. The way I see it, is it's just like having Babs Streisand, Michael Moore, or Chevy Chase jab the Bush Adminstration. Great, you don't like the Bush administration or their "redneck agenda," but at the same time most of you don't hold a college degree, you have never been a part of any kind of government and I'm supposed to listen to you about what I'm supposed to believe? Yeah, right. I can deal with the New York Times editorial page bashing the administration, fine with me, most of their editorialists are very well educated and knowledgeable in world affairs. They just happen to have a different view than I do. In my opinion, the work of Green Day, Michael Moore, etc. is to score the imbeciles that are politically indifferent by saying that it's "cool" in American pop culture to hate conservatives. I railed against the "Get Out and Vote" movement here in October because all it does is incorporate pop culture in an attempt to get dumbasses to vote. It's different if you're liberal and you actually keep up with politics and are able to develop these thoughts by yourself.
And I do have all of the Rage Against the Machine albums, I disagree with them, but I like their music. And as 777236ER pointed out, it's always good for a laugh that these guys are so anti-corporation but they are signed with Sony.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3042 times:
I am as liberal as they come and I love music but I would never buy an album just because I like someones politics. It's all about the music.
Many bands I do like may have a lyric that is political but they don't run around chasing headlines either.
I'd be happy if Bono went in to politics and never, EVER sang again!
I love his politics but I hate his singing!
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3022 times:
Same goes for REM with that goat as a lead singer. YUCK!
I'm with you on that one.
I can't stand that pretentious skinny twit twisting around and bleating on stage while attempting to make some political point which is usually "I'm skinny, the world is mean, I hate the establishment, therefore hug me."
Who the hell cares?
I railed against the "Get Out and Vote" movement here in October because all it does is incorporate pop culture in an attempt to get dumbasses to vote.
How noble. Now what about those anti-gay GOP ads that used the Bible to get a different kind of dumbass to vote?