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.
With ‘Countdown To Extinction’, Dave Mustaine put politics front and centre of Megadeth’s work, tackling both the Gulf War and the conflict in his own psyche.
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.
The relationship between Motown and politics runs deep. At the heart of it was great music and a commitment to changing the world.
The best political punk songs have stood the test of time, remaining wholly relevant in an era when politics thrives on lies and confusion.
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.
With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
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.