.

Youth's Moore Protests Online

Cat Power, Beasties contribute anti-war songs to Protest Records

March 27, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has launched a new Web site, Protest-Records.com, offering free MP3s of anti-war songs.

Among the songs now available on the site are Cat Power's "Rockets" and "Maybe Not," the Beastie Boys' "In a World Gone Mad," Stephan Smith's "Business," Eugene Chadbourne's "New New New War War War," and a nine-minute cover of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" by Geraldine Fibbers' frontwoman Carla Bozulich with drummer Scott Amandola (formerly of T.J. Kirk). Anne Waldman's poem "Rogue State" is also featured.

According to the Protest-Records.com's mission statement, the site "exists for musicians, poets and artists to express love and liberty in the face of greed, sexism, racism, hate-crimes and war. Fight the good fight."

In addition to the music and poetry, Protest Records' site includes seven stencils to be downloaded, printed, cut out and spray-painted over. Among the images are an inverted, flaming American flag with an anarchy-"A" superimposed over the stars (which also reads, "Fuck the Flag," a commentary on Washington's doings rather than an order), a skull and crossbones with George W. Bush's face subbing for the former, and other icons with phrases including "Give Up War for Lent" and "Sit In, Walk Out."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com