Mikhail Liebestein Posted August 16, 2020 Share Posted August 16, 2020 (edited) One of the ironies of the whole COVID lockdown is that the generation responsible for absorbing and parroting most of the COVID fear and driving facemasks, are the same generation who were out protesting Vietnam (under threat of police/military violence) and also ignoring the Hong Kong Flu. Maybe it is age and hypocrisy on their side, but one feature of that time was some great protest music. One of my personal favourites being Buffalo Springfield, For What It's Worth. https://youtu.be/gp5JCrSXkJY Although often considered an anti-war song, it is suggested Stephen Stills was inspired to write the song because of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in November 1966—a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Anyway, music against curfew (lockdown) has to be a good thing. But where are the protest songs? All I can think of is: Stormzy, Vossi Bop, with the F-Boris version: https://youtu.be/9ClYy0MxsU0 and some parody songs: https://youtu.be/M5azNpTwVk8 Edited August 16, 2020 by Mikhail Liebestein 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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