Seeking to rid music of offensive content, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
The album features contributions from Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), The Original Last Poets, Stanley Crouch, Norman Jordan and more.
The best political punk songs have stood the test of time, remaining wholly relevant in an era when politics thrives on lies and confusion.
With ‘Countdown To Extinction,’ Dave Mustaine put politics front and center of Megadeth’s work, tackling both the Gulf War and the conflict in his own psyche.
With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
A dazzling album that defined Black America both musically and lyrically, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ is a visionary album that will resonate for decades to come.
Mixing some of their most appealing songs with baffling experimental works, ‘Dazzle Ships’ found OMD creating a classic that took years to be understood.
Founded by Berry Gordy in 1971, the relaunched Black Forum label will reissue six historic spoken word albums by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, Elaine Brown and more.
As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
Staged for causes as disparate as famine relief, racism and AIDS awareness, the biggest benefit concerts have been unforgettable global events.
Pearl Jam has also announced the release of their 1992 MTV Unplugged Session set for October 23.
The relationship between Motown and politics runs deep. At the heart of it was great music and a commitment to changing the world.
Ever since rearing its head in the 70s, punk politics continue to shape our way of thinking, thanks to outspoken bands unafraid of making a stand.