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1/26/2016 3:30:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I've been thinking about posting this topic for a while, but never gotten around to it. It is no secrete that songs have a hidden meaning whether it's as obvious of Serj Tankian's Harkiri and Empty Walls or a little more Vague like the Cranberries's Zombie. Today I come to you with the question. With the music that you listen to you what are the influences that it has on you and what songs are these. Have any of them changed your views or have they been unsuccessful.
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1/26/2016 4:58:52 AM
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At 1/26/2016 3:30:28 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I've been thinking about posting this topic for a while, but never gotten around to it. It is no secrete that songs have a hidden meaning whether it's as obvious of Serj Tankian's Harkiri and Empty Walls or a little more Vague like the Cranberries's Zombie. Today I come to you with the question. With the music that you listen to you what are the influences that it has on you and what songs are these. Have any of them changed your views or have they been unsuccessful.

Serj Tanikan is awesome, as is System of a Down.

That said, I think I tend to listen to music that reflects my political views.... Rise Against is a major band that comes to mind there. There are others, as well. Green Day, to a lesser extent... Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.

I listen to more than just that, though... and there is some music that I like that is totally antithetical to my political views (like "Midnight Train to Georgia" for example), but which I like just the same.
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1/26/2016 5:08:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/26/2016 4:58:52 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/26/2016 3:30:28 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I've been thinking about posting this topic for a while, but never gotten around to it. It is no secrete that songs have a hidden meaning whether it's as obvious of Serj Tankian's Harkiri and Empty Walls or a little more Vague like the Cranberries's Zombie. Today I come to you with the question. With the music that you listen to you what are the influences that it has on you and what songs are these. Have any of them changed your views or have they been unsuccessful.

Serj Tanikan is awesome, as is System of a Down.

That said, I think I tend to listen to music that reflects my political views.... Rise Against is a major band that comes to mind there. There are others, as well. Green Day, to a lesser extent... Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.

I listen to more than just that, though... and there is some music that I like that is totally antithetical to my political views (like "Midnight Train to Georgia" for example), but which I like just the same.

I love Oasis, along with Smashing Pumpkins.
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1/26/2016 5:09:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Martina McBride, and Toby Kieth. My family is very patriotic, as well as me. Toby Keith sings allot about the military, which is why I admire his music.
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1/26/2016 6:36:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/26/2016 4:58:52 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/26/2016 3:30:28 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I've been thinking about posting this topic for a while, but never gotten around to it. It is no secrete that songs have a hidden meaning whether it's as obvious of Serj Tankian's Harkiri and Empty Walls or a little more Vague like the Cranberries's Zombie. Today I come to you with the question. With the music that you listen to you what are the influences that it has on you and what songs are these. Have any of them changed your views or have they been unsuccessful.

Serj Tanikan is awesome, as is System of a Down.

That said, I think I tend to listen to music that reflects my political views.... Rise Against is a major band that comes to mind there. There are others, as well. Green Day, to a lesser extent... Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.

I listen to more than just that, though... and there is some music that I like that is totally antithetical to my political views (like "Midnight Train to Georgia" for example), but which I like just the same.

We share much of the same musical views.
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1/29/2016 6:23:14 AM
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1/29/2016 7:16:14 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Rush has a bunch of Libertarian songs. I do like a lot of stuff that feels anti establishment such as cage the elephant and rise against the machine.

I don't let music influence my views though.

Oh there are a bunch of good rappers that are anti estavlishment and virtually unknown on youtube which are way better than anything you hear on the radio.
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1/29/2016 3:09:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/26/2016 5:09:48 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Martina McBride, and Toby Kieth. My family is very patriotic, as well as me. Toby Keith sings allot about the military, which is why I admire his music.

Toby Keith... Toby Keith...

Oh the negative things I have to say about him.
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1/14/2017 7:42:59 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Not intending to necropost - but I didn't want to post another OP since this thread already exists. It deserves more attention.

Really great thread.

Music has influenced me in so many different ways - political views are definitely one of them. Listen to some experimental rock which has some serious political meaning -- lots of Pink Floyd songs come to mind -- Pigs, most notably, inspired by Orwell, and Waiting for the Worms -- and it'll blow your mind.
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1/14/2017 8:54:09 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 1/14/2017 7:42:59 AM, tejretics wrote:
Not intending to necropost - but I didn't want to post another OP since this thread already exists. It deserves more attention.

Really great thread.

Music has influenced me in so many different ways - political views are definitely one of them. Listen to some experimental rock which has some serious political meaning -- lots of Pink Floyd songs come to mind -- Pigs, most notably, inspired by Orwell, and Waiting for the Worms -- and it'll blow your mind.

Pink Floyd is amazing. You should take a shot at Muse. They're progressive/experimental rock, and are very anti-establishment. My favorites by them are [JFK]/Defector, The Globalist, and Reapers.
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1/14/2017 8:55:43 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
To respond to the OP, no, music has never influenced my views. I listen to music from all points of the politcal spectrum though; i.e Rise Against, Muse, Rage Against the Machine, Five Finger Death Punch, etc.
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1/14/2017 9:28:32 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
There's always White America: https://www.youtube.com...
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1/14/2017 9:41:41 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Knocked Loose can be anti-lobbyist, and Motionless in White has an anti-establishment song called "America." I feel like almost no one here would like either of them though.
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1/15/2017 5:41:11 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
I don't think listening to the Red Russian Army Choir constantly has really done anything to me politically.
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1/15/2017 6:13:50 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
My music has consistently pushed my further to the anti-authoritarian left.

A friend of mine even gave up on his religion because of music.
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1/15/2017 10:28:50 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
I generally don't care about the politics of the bands I listen to, mostly because I don't care about lyrics that much. Of the bands I listen to that have expressed their political views, the vast majority are somewhat left of center (although by how much depends on the band). Rush is an interesting anomaly, being libertarian, as is Frank Zappa, who was a conservative (although not really in the traditional sense).
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1/16/2017 6:24:14 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Music doesn't affect my political views. Most artists are very leftist and I am not. Some bands are obnoxiously liberal like CAKE. Man, following them on Facebook is so frustrating lol.

I do like some political rock bands such as Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down and A Perfect Circle, but I don't always agree with them. I also like SOME punk such as Bad Religion. Political hip-hop is cool. I love Immortal Technique and Dead Prez!

Trent Reznor from NIN used to be more anti-state than he is now. Apparently he supported HRC 100% which is crazy given his views expressed in songs like Capital G. He probably just couldn't fathom a President Trump which is understandable. Reznor used to sound pretty libertarian as he was critical of George W. Bush, but also not for big government or swayed much by emotional/social justice arguments...

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1/16/2017 6:33:51 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
I'll break into Queen's "Mama, just killed a man" every so often as like, existentialism or something, but that's about it. I am awaiting damnation, no politics for me.
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1/16/2017 7:19:48 PM
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1/16/2017 7:30:34 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 1/16/2017 7:19:48 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:

Nice, lol.
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