April 2nd, 2013

Rage Playlist update

It took me a while to post this update because I got TONNES of responses for suggestions of rageful songs, and I wanted to listen to them all and post the links, etc. Man, these are great but you guys are so angry. At least you have a musical vent, I guess…

My original list is at the bottom–all the new stuff (with the suggesters) is up top! I was going to flag individual songs for swears in case of young readers–but seriously, most of these have rage-appropriate obscenities of some sort…

Listen up–but maybe not all at once, or rose-coloured readers might take to the streets…

From Jeff Bursey

“Nothing to Prove” by Jill Sobule (sorry, I couldn’t find a studio version of this, but actually the live version with singalong kicks so much ass I think it’s fine)
“I’m Not Angry” by Elvis Costello
“Guerilla Radio” by Rage against the Machine

From Jarrett Aubrey

“Human Being” by Van Halen
“Side of a Bullet” by Nickelback

From Ben

“Bad Habit” by Offspring
“El Scorcho” by Weezer
“Mariner’s Revenge Song” by the Decemberists (I LOVE this song!)
“Bullet to the Head” by Rage against the Machine
“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette
“Iron Mad” by Black Sabbath
“Rape Me” by Nirvana
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister (I’ve never seen this video–is anyone disturbed by the abusive parent?)

From Emily Dockrill Jones

“Killing in the Name of” by Rage against the Machine (again with the inappropriate adverts–this time for Oil of Olay!) [Also voted for by Stuart Lawler–popular song!]
“Platypus (I Hate You)” by Green Day
“Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit

From Jason Rehel
“Waves of Mutilation” by the Pixies
“Debaser” by the Pixies

From Chris Andrechek
“Days of Rage” by Iced Earth

From A.G. Pasquella

“F*ck Rodney King” by Willie D

From Ken

“Who the F*ck?” by PJ Harvey
“50 ft Queenie” by PJ Harvey
“Man-Size” by PJ Harvey

From Lex Leslie

“Hate on Me” by Jill Scott

From Rachelle Boisjoli

“You Jerk” by Kim Stockwood

From Elizabeth Ruth

“Army of Me” by Bjork

From Lee Gowan

“Why D’ya Do It?” by Marianne Faithful

From C. Claudia Galego

“Soobax” by K’naan
“Hit’em Up Style” by Blu Cantrell

From Rachel Lebowitz

“Red Football” by Sinead O’Connor (wowsers–I hadn’t heard this one before)
“Angry Johnny” by Poe

From Amy Jones

“Ring the Alarm” by Beyonce
“Crown on the Ground” by Sleigh Bells (is it wrong that I don’t find this song angry, just…delightful?

From Medeine Tribinevicius

“Shitlist” by L7 (seconded by Maureen de Sousa)
“Death from Above 1979” by Blood on Our Hands

These are my originals

“Dull Tool” by Fiona Apple
“Destroyer” by The Stills
“Radio Radio” by Elvis Costello
“Bloody Motherfucking Asshole” by Martha Wainwright
“Desolation Row” by My Chemical Romance
“I Don’t Know Who You Are” by Garfunkel and Oates
“Positively 4th Street” by Bob Dylan
“Silent All These Years” by Tori Amos

And I’ll just end with another from me, one I can’t believe I didn’t include originally since it’s one my favourite songs ever, not even in the angry category but all categories. It also reminds of that thin thin line between rage and despair…
“Untouchable Face” by Ani Difranco (preceding commercial–anti-frizz hair product. Oy.)

Ok, that was too sad, let’s end with a non-rage song instead…more applicable to some of the above than others, but always encouraging…
“We Shall Overcome” by Pete Seeger

Huh, but what about all of us who are angry about trivial things, or at least trivial in comparison to what Seeger was singing about. Where is our song of inspiration? Oh, I know…“Shiny Happy People” by REM

Rage on, everybody!

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