PopOff #18 – The Sound Of Protest

PopOff #18 – The Sound Of Protest

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by Bay Area DJ Bear. Sometimes it’s a theme, sometimes it’s a big ol’ birthday shout out tribute show to a specific artist(s). Shows occur on Mondays with the occasional Thursday Bonus Beats. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration beyond mainstream radio programming climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

Sometimes when things get out of hand in your country the most patriotic thing one can do is protest. And it is no surprise that when it comes to protesting, musicians have something to say! So for my annual 4th of July mix it is a vertical tasting of protest in music. And as is tradition 50 songs for 50 Sates… though this year may go SLIGHTLY longer because that’s the mood I am in.




Bob Dylan – Masters Of War
Trini Lopez – If Had A Hammer
Universal Soldier – Buffy Saint Marie
Barry McGuire – Eve Of Destruction
Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
The Youngbloods – Get Together
James Brown – Say It Loud, (I’m Black And I’m Proud)
Merle Haggard – Fightin’ Side Of Me
CCR – Fortunate Son
5 Man Electrical Band – Signs
Helen Reddy – I Am Woman
Alice Cooper – Elected
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up
Stevie Wonder (feat. The Jackson 5) – You Haven’t Done Nothing
The Isley Brothers – Fight The Power
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Sex Pistols –God Save The Queen
Tom Robinson Band – Glad to Be Gay
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2
Judas Priest – Breaking The Law
Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia/Nazi Punks Fuck Off!
The Clash – Know Your Rights
Don Henley – Dirty Laundry
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA
John Cougar Mellencamp – Rain On The Scarecrow
Bruce Hornsby and the Range – The Way It It Is
KRS One & Boogie Down Productions – Stop The Violence
N.W.A. – Fuck Da Police
Phil Collins – Another Day Is Paradise
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl
Live – White Discussion
TLC – Waterfall
Madonna – Human Nature
2Pac – Changes
Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
Ani Defranco – To The Teeth
Alan Jackson – Where Were You (The Day The World Stopped Turning)
Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice
Golgol Bordello – Immigraniada (We’re Comin’ Rougher)
Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together (Pts. 1 & 2)
Jackie DeShannon – What The World Needs Now Is Love
Marcia Griffiths – Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Sly and the Family Stone – Everyday People
Tina and Ike – Workin’ Together
The Staples Singers – If You’re Ready Come Go With Me
Robert Palmer – Every Kinda People
David Bowie – Heroes
Elvis Costello – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
Patti Smith – People Have The Power
Cher – Love And Understanding
Garth Brooks – We Shall Be Free
Seal – Get It Together
Joan Osborne – Why Can’t We Live Together
Lee Ann Womack – Same Kind Of Different
Allen Toussaint – Yes We Can Can
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings –This Land Is Your Land
The Staple Singers – Freedom Highway

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