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Music Ripe for a Revolution, Vol. 1: Viva La Revolucion

  • Apr 29, 2009
Who doesn't love what modern technologies can do for us? As if the invention of the CD over twenty years ago wasn't exciting enough, now we can burn our own CDs and create our own compilation albums. For me, this has become a cheap, fun, and relatively easy way to gather my favorite songs and my favorite artists on one CD. Being an obsessive compulsive, I've now created compilation CDs for just about every imaginable mood I'm in. I've got some for when I'm reading, some to inspire me when I write, some that I listen to when I'm out exercising, some that I listen to while meditating, and some that I listen to when I'm just angry. It's nice having a collection of music that accurately expresses my exact mood at the time.

But of all the compilation CDs that I've made, the ones that I listen to the most are the ones that reflect and evoke my politically rebellious attitude: Music Ripe for a Revolution. Though this started off as just a single CD I'm currently working on Volumes 15-20 (further evidence of my being obsessive-compulsive). The music collected here is eclectic and ranges from anti-establishment hippie music to political punk to reggae to metal to folk. So far, between the various discs, just about every genre has been covered... even country music.

From the political turmoil of the '60s, to the general distrust of the '70s, to the anti-capitalist counter-culture of the '80s, to the frustration and apathy of the '90s, the idea of revolutionary music has been common. Musicians and artists have often been the first to acknowledge the societal problems we all face and they often do so in a highly provocative manner.

The following songs, which are great for when you're about to participate in a rally and need to find the proper motivation, feature both profound social and politcal ideas (as can be heard on tracks 6, 7, 8, 17 & 18), as well as vocally expressing a simple distaste for the establishment and generally everything (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14). These songs fuse an enraged energy with heartfelt sentiments and an all-out revolutionary mind-set. Some are even completely irreverant, and why not? But most importantly they raise awareness, encourage action, and possess the ability to inspire radical changes.

Here's the playlist for disc one, Viva La Revolucion and the original albums where the songs can be found:

1. MC5: Kick Out the Jams

Taken from the original album: Kick Out the Jams
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2. The Stooges: I Wanna Be Your Dog

Taken from the original album: The Stooges
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3. The Who: My Generation

Taken from the original album: My Generation
Buy the original album here.

4. Steppenwolf: The Pusher

Taken from the original album: Steppenwolf
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5. The Rolling Stones: Street Fighting Man

Taken from the original album: Beggars Banquet
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6. The Beatles: Revolution

Taken from the original album: The White Album
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7. John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band: Imagine

Taken from the original album: Imagine
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8. Bob Marley & the Wailers: War / No More Trouble (live)

Taken from the original album: Babylon by Bus
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9. The Clash: Cheat

Taken from the original album: The Clash (U.K. version)
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10. The Clash: I Fought the Law

Taken from the original album: The Clash (U.S. version)
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11. Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the U.K.

Taken from the original album: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
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12. Dead Kennedys: Holiday in Cambodia

Taken from the original album: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
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13. Black Flag: Rise Above

Taken from the original album: Damaged
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14. Gang of Four: To Hell with Poverty

Taken from the original album: Solid Gold
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15. Faith No More: We Care a Lot

Taken from the original album: Introduce Yourself
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16. Living Colour: Cult of Personality

Taken from the original album: Vivid
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17. Rage Against the Machine: Know Your Enemy (featuring Maynard James Keenan of Tool)

Taken from the original album: Rage Against the Machine
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18. Rage Against the Machine: Wake Up

Taken from the original album: Rage Against the Machine
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Enjoy the anarchy!
MRfaR vol. 1 cover MRfaR vol. 1 playlist MRfaR vol. 1 details with ironic disclaimer MRfaR vol. 1 A Plea for Equality and Justice

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May 03, 2009
you're showing your versatility and range, Count. nice work with this review.
May 05, 2009
Woo, you need to review some music pronto. I don't think I've ever seen you review an album or band. What's wrong, are you a country fan? ;)
May 06, 2009
yeh I did in the past Japanese music baby!!
May 06, 2009
Hmmmm, I'm thinking you've got to do some music reviews and expose your musical interests. I'm sure that they're as offbeat and diverse as your film tastes. :)
May 01, 2009
Ah a nice spin on my list idea (pun intended). Of course being an old fart I'm not familiar with a lot of the newer stuff, but I have to say that "Imagine" does have the necessary heartfelt sentiment for the revolucion. And being said old fart I'd toss in some old foggie folkie stuff like "The Times They Are A Changin " or the Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers" which was used in a jeans ad---they didn't play the part where they sang "Up against the wall motherfuckers, tear down the wall". =)
May 01, 2009
Oh, was it your list idea. Sorry, I think I credited Trashie with the idea when he did his top fight scenes list. Oh, and as for "The Times They Are A-Changin'" that's on another disc. Like I said, I've got about 14 discs that I've done and then another 6 that I'm still compiling.
May 01, 2009
See, I told you I was getting senile!
May 01, 2009
Hey, if you want the credit I'd be happy to share it with you. I'm sure that we great minds all think alike anyhow. Although, to be honest i've always found that quote to be inaccurate. Generally, great minds are so creative that they all come up with diverse and very different ideas, but in this case I'll employ that phrase so it doesn't look like we're ripping anyone off. :)
May 01, 2009
True they do come up with many diverse ideas, but somewhere along the way some of those ideas sort of brush up against each other once in awhile.
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Ok, so here we have it. I don't have an I-pod so I'm behind with the times. Just go ahead & say it if you must. I know you're dying to ask why I don't just throw some hard earned money down & just purchase of the damned things but that's another story entirely. Maybe I will tell you after I've had lunch. LOL    No, I think it's fair to say that I enjoy putting together mixed CD's & why should anyone take this guilty pleasure away from me? When I was in my early …
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