The Revolution is Just a T-Shirt Away

Artist Song Buy
Billy Bragg  Waiting For the Great Leap Forwards  buy on itunes
Country Joe and the Fish  Fixin' to Die Rag  buy on itunes
Phil Ochs  Outside a Small Circle of Friends  buy on itunes
John Prine  Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore  buy on itunes
Uncle Tupelo  Atomic Power  buy on itunes
John Tams  Whole New Vision  buy on itunes
Johnny Thunders  Eve of Destruction  buy on itunes
Trip Shakespeare  (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding  buy on itunes
Fugs  Kill For Peace  buy on itunes
Clash  Death or Glory  buy on itunes
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy  Television, Drug of the Nation  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  With God on Our Side  buy on itunes
Billy Bragg  Between the Wars  buy on itunes
Neil Young  The Campaigner  buy on itunes
Sun Ra  Nuclear War  buy on itunes
Bobby Horton  Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier  buy on itunes
Leonard Cohen  Everybody Knows  buy on itunes
John Fahey  Auld Lang Syne  buy on itunes
Bill Hicks  The War  buy on itunes

Comment:

This is a political mix, but there is no single overarching theme. It's songs about the multitude of things that irritate me about life today, from war to television. The title is from the first (great) Billy Bragg song. Incidentally, I made a shirt with those exact words on it. It's gray; so if you see someone walking around with it on, you know they've stolen my shirt. Or it's me, I guess.

Feedback:

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Dru
Date: 11/4/2003
Hell yes. Not too volatile, but still a rocking mix. I guess I'll wait for John Hancock day. Out.
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Mo Twang!
Date: 11/4/2003
Nice mix. These are things that irritate me as well.Nice tee shirt slogan, too.
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SAG
Date: 11/4/2003
Adam - This is a tremendous mix! It opens with my favorite Billy Bragg song, and closes with the greatest comedian of the last 20 years!!! Wonder what the late, great Bill Hicks would have to say about Gulf War II
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SAG
Date: 11/4/2003
...and I forgot to mention that it also has The Clash, "Death or Glory," which contains one of the all-time great lyrics: "...He who fucks nuns will later join the church..."
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Muzag
Date: 11/4/2003
Great mix, all the way.
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p the swede
Date: 11/4/2003
yes really great stuff, love that no 11, as well among others of course
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Sean Lally
Date: 11/4/2003
Great job!
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valis
Date: 11/4/2003
All good stuff Adam.., I was going to list fav's but it kept growing as I read downward....
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Adam Bristor
Date: 11/4/2003
Thanks for the comments everyone(and thanks to Sean for the JT; I forgot that in the comments).

SAG-I'm betting Bill would say pretty much what he says in this bit. It's so crazy to listen to, because he's talking about the war 15 years ago, but you'd never know. All of his points are still completely valid, down to his descriptions of Bush. It's just a different Bush. And the whole middle verse of that Clash song is one of my favorite parts of any song ever.

Peter-You're right. Track 11 is awesome. You don't hear enough about those guys.
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G-Sphere
Date: 11/4/2003
great mix and great sun ra tune recently cooly covered by yo la tengo
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deejzilla
Date: 11/4/2003
you had my vote when you included trip shakespeare. I think this smile will be plastered on my face for the duration of the evening. kudos, cheers.
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Nate Gansen
Date: 11/4/2003
Adam, I can't believe I didn't get all these mixes when you came to visit. Shame on me...
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abigail dice1
Date: 11/4/2003
oh goodness....a mix with two billy bragg songs AND an uncle tupelo song?! you're awesome adam. very nicely done. *claps* 'Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards' is just such a killer song.
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phat grrl
Date: 11/4/2003
I like this. A lot.
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McDonald12
Date: 11/4/2003
Absolutely top notch mix, Adam. Really great tracks all the way through, and ending with my favourite comedian/social commentator, the late Bill Hicks
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Dom1
Date: 11/4/2003
Excellent!
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Moe
Date: 11/5/2003
Really good stuff! Are you sure your shirt didn't say "Steal this t-shirt"?
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watchingyoucry
Date: 11/5/2003
absolutely great mix and concept. billy bragg, phil ochs, yay.
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 11/5/2003
Well, I'd have to say that "Help Save The Youth Of America" was Bragg's first great song, but "Great Leap Forwards" is, I agree, his best. I've been debating whether those two songs alone merit buying his new 2-cd greatest hits package... haven't made the great leap to CDUniverse.com just yet, though.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 11/5/2003
Looks excellent, Mr. Bristor. If I hadn't already sent your mixes out, I'd be requesting this one...
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Adam Bristor
Date: 11/5/2003
Oh, Marc, I just meant first Billy Bragg song in the mix, rather than chronologically. I'd go with "A New England" as his first great one in the scheme of his career. And I don't know what's on the package you mention, but if you don't have much Billy, I'd definitely recommend it. I love that man.


And Rob, speaking of that, I just got back from my mailbox with your mixes. I'm just about to pop the first one in. Once I get a chance to digest them, I'll let you know what I think. And yet again, thanks to everyone for the comments.
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Jana
Date: 11/16/2003
This is really cool Adam. I will always regret getting rid of the Trip Shakespeare disc I had.
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degenerate
Date: 11/28/2003
very nice. especially like the bragg and tupelo picks.
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james porter
Date: 3/31/2004
great Tshirt and some top righteous tunage - it's a motherfucker. in a good way.

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