Last Friday, we asked you what tune you wanted to hear as you went over the line and out to protest.
Specifically “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of_____________________ ringing in my ears because_________________”
You responded in your dozens, but only one could make off with €25 to spend at noted counter-culture bastion Golden Discs.
Before we announce the winner, we’d like to clarify that all Rage Against the Machine is disqualified, because that whole thing with the X-Factor was an obvious ploy by Sony, who had publishing rights to both and played whole fanbases against each other in the name of capitalism.
With that out of the way, the winner is…
(military snare roll)
“Considering that the pejorative use of the ‘SJW’ term came from Gamergate misogynist idiocy, involving a coordinated online harassment of women for daring to espouse feminist views, I’m a tad perturbed by the increased acceptance of the term on this site. If you’re talking about protest songs: Bob Dylan – Who Killed Davey Moore? Live in Carnegie Hall, October 27 1963. (Available on the ‘The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991’) Because it’s a good version of the song; and the song itself is a great reminder of our culpability in a nearby injustice, even if we’ve concocted a comforting excuse for doing nothing.”
Werder Brayman: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Suspect Device by Stiff Little Fingers ringing in my ears because it is a home grown protest song filled with appropriate anger, energy and urgency’”
Pat Walsh: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Kick Out the Jams by MC5 ringing in my ears because everything about it would give me the strength to get through any sticky situation”
Ploppy: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Creedence’s Fortunate Son ringing in my ears because when we ask this current shower “how much should we give?”, they only ever answer “More, more, more!!”
Penfold: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Girl Band’s Pears for Lunch ringing in my ears because once the opening line “Ate bananas and I thought about a jog” passes through your auditory canal, your shoulders arch, you’re fire up and ready to run through walls”
Rich Uncle Skeleton: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Lisa Simpson’s Union Strike Folk Song ringing in my ears because they may have the plant, but we have the power.”