I'm a riot You're a riot! Saboo Lv 7. Show more answers 7. Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now. As a rich businessman speeds pass the queue for the welfare office, he sneers at the unemployed. Morrissey has, of course, always been outspoken about his vegetarianism - these days, Moz frequently petitions gig venues to take meat off the menu. The title track of The Smiths' second album, released in February , remains Morrissey's most impassioned plea against the slaughter of animals, with its hideous sounds evoking an abattoir, Johnny Marr's plaintive melody and emotive lyrics that offer the stark refrain: "Death for no reason is murder".
Springsteen was outraged - his song was about how the state had neglected Vietnam war veterans. He wrote a song about the incident, but it was a bit near the knuckle for his own group and it was quickly adapted and adopted by Marvin Gaye. The singer used the bewildered, baffled track to kick off his socially-conscious album of Mandela was released in and four years later he became the South African President.
Little Stevie always had a social conscience, and this track from his classic Innervisions album details the regular struggles of a country boy in the big city, facing hardship, hard work and hard attitudes from his racist neighbours. Best known for their funny videos and the classic cover It Must Be Love, the Camden band actually wrote some incisive lyrics on many a dark topic.
Hard to believe, but homosexuality was only decriminalised in - however, even ten years later, gay culture was still a target for abuse, violence and even police victimisation. The BBC refused to play it on the Top 40 countdown, but it became the defining anthem of gay liberation in Britain.
As Robinson said before his famous performance of this song at The Secret Policeman's Ball in "You don't have to be gay to sing this song - but it helps. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. It was there and I was happy, I was proud.
There was a lot of healing to be done. So when, in April , it was announced that the band would be playing Hyde Park and Alexandra Palace in London that year, it felt like a miracle. Then , when it turned out this ska anthem was not only good but great , it felt like all the water in the world had been turned into wine.
This is the magic moment when Libs v 2. As Libertines songs go, the subject matter is fairly dull: aspirational band still seek major record label deal despite previous rejections, so formulate a new plan well, their manager Banny Poostchi does. Pete at his finest.
And this song, of course, is the perfect mix of London history, literary references, Doherty storytelling, romanticising of violent crime and the barely containable punk energy of the Libertines. Fuck off! Such drama. It gets worse, on this Peter-only demo, on which he sings at the 2. But Bernard, John, Gary and Carl managed to find beauty in the wreckage. The video is perfect, too, especially when Pete steals a CD at the 1.
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