The Specials’ Ghost Town is 30 Years Old

A fusion of ska, reggae and new wave, Ghost Town, written by Jerry Dammers, and performed by The Specials was released just over 30 years ago, on 12th June 1981; it was performed on Top…

Murandak – Songs of Freedom

Murandak means Alive in the Woirurrung language, and this documentary film, released a few weeks ago, brings together some of Australia’s finest Aboriginal musicians performing as the Black Arm Band. To quote from the makers…

Dave, Gideon, and The Common People

Released just before the general Election in 2010, so not brand new, but unfortunately this version of The Common People is still as relevant as ever, and just too good to let go. Also a…

The Scottish “National Anthem” Debate Returns – Again

The recurring debate about whether Scotland should have its own national anthem and, if so, what it should be has been raised again following reports that First Minister Alex Salmond said he favoured Scotland Will…

U2 at Glastonbury – and a Tax Protest

Art Uncut, a group with strong links to UK Uncut, is organising a weekend of protest to spotlights the group U2’s convoluted and controversial tax affairs. On Friday 24th June there will be a protest…

Fracking Provokes Rush of Protest Songs

Songs have been released protesting against the practice of fracking, described by one anti-fracking group thus : “Hydraulic fracturing, or “Fracking”, is using over 500 toxic chemicals to shatter rock to extract more natural gas…

“Freedom for Palestine” Song Promoted by Coldplay

British group Coldplay have posted a message on the band’s Facebook page inviting fans to listen to the song “Freedom for Palestine”, a musical collaboration initiated by the OneWorld organization. The message reads “Some of…