Tom Morello, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath + More Headline Protest Songs Compilation
When it comes to issue-oriented rock, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and Rise Against's Tim McIlrath are two of today's top rockers who've kept the idea of the protest song alive for a new generation.
As such, both musicians turn up on a new compilation of protest songs titled, 'This Concerns Everyone,' which is being released by A-F Records on Nov. 18. The set includes both studio and live recordings, featuring such artists as Saves the Day's Chris Conley, Anti-Flag's Chris #2 + Justin Sane, Hot Water Music's Chris Wollard and more.
Chris #2 states, "We wanted to make it interesting and only allow one track. One take. One voice. One instrument. This idea immediately seemed bigger. I got on the phone with some friends to see if we could build this into an actual comp. 'This Concerns Everyone' is that idea coming to fruition. You don’t need a band or a studio or record label or anything but yourself and a song. We hope that through listening to this comp people can feel the same way that we do. Our songs, art, poetry, whatever your medium, lasts longer than you do. That’s a powerful idea that something you’ve created can touch someone long after you’re gone."
A portion of the proceeds will aid the Right to Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.
'This Concerns Everybody' Track Listing:
1. Chris Farren (Fake Problems) – 'Establishment Blues' (Rodriguez)
2. Erica Freas (RVIVR) – 'Tiny Murders'
3. Chris Conley (Saves The Day) – 'A Change Is Gonna Come' (Sam Cooke)
4. Chris #2 (Anti-Flag) – 'What Did You Learn in School Today (Pete Seeger)
5. PJ Bond – 'Dirty Hands'
6. Anika Pyle (Chumped) – 'Ugly'
7. Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman) – 'House Gone Up in Flames'
8. The Homeless Gospel Choir – 'Some People'
9. Chris Stowe – 'Other Peoples Guns'
10. Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music) – 'Selected Scenes'
11. Roger Harvey – 'What Are You Fighting For' (Phil Ochs)
12. Shawna Potter and Brooks Harlan (War On Women) – 'Servilia'
13. Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against) – 'Civil War (Guns N’ Roses)
14. Justin Sane (Anti-Flag) – 'I Ain’t Got No Home' (Woody Guthrie)
15. Thomas From The Burning Land (Strike Anywhere) – 'The Deep State' (Field Recording)
16. Ryan Harvey – 'Hope Dies Last'
Digital Bonus Tracks:
1. Prophet Motive – 'Hallowawa'
2. Josh Massie – 'Life During Wartime' (Pinhead Gunpowder)
3. Spoonboy – 'Last of the A--holes' (The Max Levine Ensemble)
4. Pat Thetic – 'Owe Us a Living' (CRASS)