Saturday, January 31, 2009

And the Best Song On the Riot Goes To...

My pal and I recently attempted to find the greatest song on rioting...nominations went to:
  • "White Riot" by the Clash, speaks to the romantic longings I enjoy at times.
  • "Street Fighting Man", Rolling Stones,
  • Atari Teenage Riot seems to constantly be screaming about rioting
  • Public Enemy's video for "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos" has a pretty dope prison riot scene
  • Black Flag laments fighting cops in "Police Story"
The Dead Kennedys and Rancid both have less noteworthy songs on the subject, but the winner for best riot song has to go to:
  • Ice Cube with "We Had To Tear This Motherfucker Up" this tune brutally illustrates, as in your face as you can get, the anger spawned by racist police oppression, and the beat kicks dick to boot. Check it.

thanks to Nihar for his help on this and future posts ;)

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