Political Playlists

Although the U.S.-Elections are not decided yet, the notion of “Four more Years” of war and lies with George W. Bush gives me a very sad feeling. My first reaction was to compile a playlist that expresses this. I’ve done the same thing shortly after the WTC-attacks. The Songs are (like the rest of my music-collection) a patchwork through centuries and genres:

  • R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World Well, not quite – but it’s irony seems very fitting. I head this track a lot after the WTC-attacks.
  • Blur – Coffee&TV “I’ve seen so much I’m goin’ blind and i’m braindead virtually”.
  • Pixies – Where is my mind Especially as a soundtrack to the final scene in “Fight Club” this seems very fitting.
  • Neil Young – Keep on Rocking in the free world America as we like it: critical and patriotic. Just re-discovered that one today.
  • Led Zeppelin – Tangerine Does not really fit in here, but somehow it reminds me of the whole Vietnam-resistance and the mentality connected to it.
  • Linkin Park – Breakin The Habit Something that most Americans definetly need to do.
  • Presidents of the USA – Video killed the Radio Star Could also be called “Corporate News-Channels killed Journalism”.
  • Farin Urlaub – Lieber Staat “Danke dass du mich regierst” – satirical view on the german government.
  • The Streets – The Irony Of It All Very witty discussion on political issues (in UK, but nevertheless)
  • Thomas D – Gebet an den Planet Great when you’re desperate and dissappointed about idiots reigning our world.
  • Trevor Rabin – Theme from Armageddon Somehow this track always makes me feel patriotic, which is not an easy thing for Germans! I’m aware of the fact that it’s connected to a very “american” film ;)
  • Marilyn Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque One of the last thinking american patriots – and nobody gets it.
  • Blumentopf – Das schönste Gefühl “An diesem Tag hat mich das System gefickt – leider hat es sich danach nie wieder bei mir gemeldet”