VARIOUS ARTISTS: Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2: CD

Jul 13, 2007

I have read that certain PC punk rock types have been voicing their opinion against Fat Mike, Fat, and Punk Voter. I agree on many points that they make as much as I do about what Punk Voter is trying to do. Maybe I am an old man trying to hang on to his childhood. But I thought punk rock was a way to get information outside of the mainstream and process it to make your opinion. My opinion about anything is NOT going to be the same as yours. I see this as at least a tool to wake up people to a new ideology that might differ from one’s social circle or family. This is going to reach kids who are just starting their new life with punk rock. This in turn might lead people to volunteer for Food Not Bombs, protest, or at least continue to research in finding a concept of truth for themselves. I have been around long enough to realize that seventy to eighty percent of the people who get into punk do not stay for the long run. A person who really loves music stays for the long run. A person getting into the music for the fashion, crowd, or for the shock value does not have lasting power. But anything to effect their thought process in the future is a gain. My thought is vote or not vote. Vote for that fuckhead Bush or the lesser devil candidate in Kerry. Vote Nader to see if the country can create a third major party. At the very least, you are not being apathetic. Enough from the old guy who you will probably never meet or even notice. Let’s get back at my obsession. The music. Remember, you are reading a music publication. I’m only going to name my favorite tracks that were unreleased. I really liked the tracks by the Dropkick Murphys, Foo Fighters, Sleater-Kinney, Dillinger Four, Sick of it All and the (International) Noise Conspiracy. The rest of the bands supplied music that is available elsewhere. Bonus DVD has over an hour of music videos and shorts to further challenge your ideology. So, either this will affect you or not, at least someone will be intrigued by this.

 –don (Fat)

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