Classic Rock Bottom

On election night in North Carolina, one of the commentators made a funny comment about voters in my state. They said the wildcard in North Carolina were the Unaffiliated voters and they were a wildcard because the candidates don't know who the unaffiliated are. Well, here I am! I am unaffiliated and proud of it.

Since the election, its been annoying (yet somewhat funny) to watch the liberal lefts responses but I am aware of their right to protest and my right to laugh at their stupidity. So now that you know where I stand in this mess, lets take a look at some hidden anti-establishment rock and roll, and theres plenty to choose from!

Enjoy this or Not! But if you don't listen you can't comment...


Jefferson Airplane

1 - Volunteers

The album was marked with strong anti-war and pro-anarchism songs. The theme of nature, communities and ecology was also explored with the songs "The Farm" and "Eskimo Blue Day". The title track was inspired by a "Volunteers of America" garbage truck that woke singer Marty Balin one morning. The album`s original title was Volunteers of Amerika, spoofing Volunteers of America, a religious charity similar to the Salvation Army. The spelling, Amerika, usually references both German fascism and the Kafka novel. After VOA objected, the title was shortened to Volunteers.

One generation got old
One generation got soul
This generation got no destination to hold
Pick up the cry
Hey, now it's time for you and me
Got a revolution (got to revolution)

A Dat At The Races

2 - White Man

White man, White man
Don't you see the light behind your blackened skies
White man, White man
You took away the sight to blind my simple eyes
White man, White man
Where you gonna hide
From the hell you've made?

"White Man" was written by May about the suffering of Native Americans at the hands of European immigrants, taking the viewpoint of native peoples. This song would be the focal point for a Freddie Mercury vocal solo on the A Day at the Races Tour and serve as both a Mercury vocal solo spot and a Brian May guitar solo spot on the 1977–78 News of the World tour. The song is one of Queen's heaviest works, thematically and musically.


3 - The Trees

The song depicts society’s obsession with making everyone equal, with an allegorical story about trees in the forest. Pretty strange right? Nonetheless, it does a pretty good job of condemning the progressives in our midst, who are depicted as maple trees. They’re just so sick of those damn oak trees hogging all the sunlight. Unfortunately, they eventually find a solution many of us will recognize.

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
‘The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light’
Now there’s no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe and saw

Pink Floyd

4 - Pigs (Three Different Ones)

Hey you White House, ha ha, charade you are
You house proud town mouse, ha ha, charade you are
You’re trying to keep our feelings off the street
You’re nearly a real treat
All tight lips and cold feet

It’s a damning, spiteful critique of the elites in our society, and is divided into three parts, one for each kind of elitist that exists (although, whoever Roger Waters is referring to, is left open to interpretation).

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I never got "in to" Animals. I have tried a few times, but still the only two REALLY great Floyd-albums are DSOTM and WYWH. Actually, I don't really like Floyd, and imo they are waaaayyyy overrated, except for those two classic, classic albums.

The Trees are not among my favorite RUSH-tracks, but it is from my favorite RUSH-periode.

White Man is one of the weaker tracks from an otherwise very, very good album. I don't know, why this album gets a lot of critismn, or how you spell that?! Among the 5 best Queen-albums imo, and the second Queen-album I ever bought, back in 1980. I do  remember it being played a lot on the radio in 1977, though. Not White Man, but the hits from the album. Again, at the time, "my sisters music". I had KISS and no one else in 1977.

JA I simply don't like.

0 for 4!  I've started my return with a bang! hahaha.... I don't typically post tracks I cant get into, so these playlists always have a place for me in my rotations.  But thanks for listening!


Politics, smolitics. Someone said that. Guess who?

First song is cool. It's also quite short.

Second song is something I wondered about when I was a kid. Why are folks from England singin' about Native Americans (indians, back then). They had no Indians (Native Americans now) in England. Cool song though.

That fourth song always makes me laugh. It's about frackin's trees! Now THAT'S funny. It's a cool song of a righteously cool album.

I have listened to that fourth song and album quite a few times over the last month. It's one of those that doesn't hit on first listen, but it finally gets thru. I think allmusic makes a mention of it being a RW album but quite geetar dominant which makes it a bit odd in a way.  But the next album was a RW album mostly and there's plenty of geetar there, but maybe not as much as here taking both album lengths into consideration...........what in the blue hell am I rambling about?

Nice, but you need to leave politics out of your senseless ramblings. This ain't the place for it or them, dammit all to hell. 

You know, next sex and drugs this is one of the more common themes in rocks and roll, but I'll pull one of politics greatest pivots next week!

Politics, in general, annoy the hell outta me.  I think all politicians for the most part are crooked.  They may start out with great ideals and working from an anti-establishment basis, but then it's all about being re-elected.  I have been thinking about posting a political album lately.  Maybe in the next couple of weeks.

You seem to be in a Jefferson Airplane/Starship mood a lot lately.  That's a good thing because I've never given them much thought other than a few hits and the amazing Modern Times album.  But I've enjoyed what you've featured from them and this is no exception.  And even better, it's short and to the point.  Maybe 2017 will finally be the year I work on my Airplane/Starship collection.

The Queen song is epic and awesome!  Everything about it is aces.  

The Trees is one of those weird little songs.  At one time, I would have seriously disliked it.  Back when I didn't really "get" Rush.  But now that I get 'em a little bit better, this song is okay.  Geddy Lee is truly one of the all-time great bassists.  For a power trio, he adds so much with his fret work.  

I've never heard anything that I know of from this Pink Floyd album.  Floyd was another band, like Rush, that I just couldn't get into at all when I was younger.  And again, like Rush, I like them much better now.  This doesn't really do anything for me.  Especially the pigs.  Maybe I'd feel it a bit more if I was listening to the complete album.

Interesting list.  I definitely think the Queen song is the best one here and the best one as it relates to the subject, but all certainly fit the theme.  Nice work SG.

I'm always in a Kantner/Slick/Balin Starship mood, no doubt. Their album titled Earth is a special one ...


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