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Who does this well?
suggest Frank Turner,
He has some overtly political songs, but its far from representative of his entire catalogue.
Neil Young (when he's not rapping)
I can't think of a better political pop song than this
to this thread
this song was first released by a band over 35 years into their existence, which I reckon is a pretty remarkable thing
BY THIS...WE ARE ALL SUSTAINED
also great post-punk on its own.
I guess most riot-grrrl stuff, if a bit more abstract politics i.e feminism. Like Bikini kill.
(Nation States - Live in Sydney)
...the entire gig is on You Tube, well worth watching.
Conor Oberst's punk band. Some stuff is "political" political, but a lot is about gender and domestic politics.
MC5 - American Ruse
Hot Snakes - Paid in Cigarettes
The Ramones - Bonzo goes to Bitburg
XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
MSP - Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
KKK Took my Baby Away, Havana Affair, Commando & all played in a silly fun style that doesn't come off as preachy.
Generation Terrorists has a couple of decent tunes that save it and it sounds great at fifteen but looking back it's a lyrical embarrassment for the most part.
Can't believe no one's mentioned them yet.