New Music Thread

May 2024 Forums Off topic New Music Thread

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    Anonymous
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    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2024/02/26/txpa-f26.html

    Bob Marley: One Love—Airbrushing the complicated life of the great reggae singer
    Paul Bond
    25 February 2024
    Jamaican Robert Nesta Marley (1945-1981) was one of the most gifted and appealing musicians of the 1970s. This outstanding singer and songwriter did much to popularise and develop reggae, taking it in new directions for a global audience. Young people everywhere responded to his anti-establishment and rebellious music. He was a popular music star at a time when such figures still meant something substantial to masses of people.

    Bob Marley’s continued popularity is reflected in the size of the audiences flocking to see Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biopic Bob Marley: One Love, despite almost universal criticism of its airbrushed superficiality.

    At the end of Green’s film, we are told that Marley’s songs have become beacons for the oppressed everywhere. This deserves attention, but the necessary reflection on the contradictions in Marley’s life and work this involves is not forthcoming.

    #251092
    Thomas_More
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    Death Row song.

    #251112
    paula.mcewan
    Moderator

    I would put this in the musical anti-war category and therefore deserving of a post on our forum (personal capacity)

    #251113

    Admittedly, they’re Armenian nationalists, but:

    Packs a punch. (This was one of two songs they brought out during the last Nagorno-Karabakh conflict).

    #251114
    paula.mcewan
    Moderator

    Enjoy this, if you can friends https://youtu.be/E3wISftyEAE?si=s_kcUNfbuxYrmWFg

    #251346
    imposs1904
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    An old comrade sent me this. Worth a listen:

    #251594
    Thomas_More
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    Woody Guthrie, Slipknot.

    #251610
    Thomas_More
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    Billy the Kid.

    #251614
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    Jesse James.

    #251625
    imposs1904
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    Mention of music and Jesse James makes me think of these guys. It’s a two parter. Should be listened to in the correct sequence.

    #251626
    imposs1904
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    And then . . .

    Someone else can share Cher’s Jesse James song.

    #251654
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    OK then . . .

    #251657
    DJP
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    Some actually new music, 2018…

    #251677
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    Pick A Bale O’ Cotton.

    #251704
    paula.mcewan
    Moderator

    I’m very much enjoying this thread, my contribution is in honour of Bob Marley. A genuinely great man. It was a shock he died so young [not posting as a moderator]

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