Category Archives: Green Tunes / Protest Songs

(April 22, 2017): Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Be The Rain

Happy Earth Day. This is from the 2003 story album with accompanying DVD, Greendale.  Here is a link to the video of this tune. Save the planet for another day.

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(April 19, 2017): The American Group – Stay Off The Grass

From the 1969 single, Room 222 / Stay Off The Grass.  The American Group (aka The Memphis Boys) appear to have been studio musicians that released two singles as The American Group in 1969 and a promo in 1968.  Both … Continue reading

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(April 3, 2017): Basics – What Ever Happened To The Working Class?

From the 2015 album, The Age of Enlightenment.  Basics is an Australian trio with Kris Schroeder, Tim Heath, and Wally De Backer.  They started recording in 2002, but took a break in 2010 when De Backer’s solo career as Goyte … Continue reading

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(March 31, 2017): Aztec Camera – Good Morning Britain

From the 1990 album, Stray. Thinking about Brexit this morning. Mick Jones is obviously providing the pipes here. Other guests including Paul Carrack and Mickey Gallagher.

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(March 29, 2017): Albert Hammond – Smokey Factory Blues

K-SHE Classic. From the 1973 album, The Electric Free Band.  Hammond was born in London, but grew up in Gibraltar. He started recording in 1966 and is still going. He has a new LP due to be released this October. … Continue reading

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(March 28, 2017): Alela Diane – The Ocean

From the 2009 album, To Be Still.  Along with Terry Riley, Diane hails from Nevada City, CA (like her contemporary Joanna Newson).  This was her first label release (Rough Trade), produced by her Dad.  As Caroline Sullivan points out, “[n]early … Continue reading

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(March 27, 2017): The Alley Cats – Too Much Junk

From the 1980 10″ single, Too Much Junk / Night Along the Blvd.  As the Alley Cats, Dianne Chai, Randy Stodola and John McCarthy, were a three piece late 1970s punk band from Lomita, CA, as suburb of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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