Ep. 65 Matt Bankert Makes His Case for the Top Ten Libertarian Rock Bands
- “The Top Ten Libertarian Rock Bands,” according to Matt Bankert.
- The special link for Bob Murphy Show listeners, to get a free Bankert song.
- Bankert’s new song.
- Matt Bankert’s website, his YouTube channel, and his Facebook page.
- For Matt’s monthly playlist, search Spotify for “Libertarian Rock.”
- Bob covers Dylan’s “Serve Somebody” on the 2018 Contra Cruise.
- How you can contribute to the Bob Murphy Show.
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[…] …according to Matt Bankert. […]
Dave Mustaine from Megadeth became a born again Christian sometime in in the late 00’s. It happened at the same time as he finally succeeded in getting clean in rehab. He apparently had tried rehab nearly 20 times before, always relapsing. He credits his faith now for staying clean since. His endorsement of Romney in 2012 (after Santorum dropped out) was real.
Awesome, didn’t know he endorsed Romney. What a funny guy. Oh well. We didn’t touch on Dave’s faith at all, but that is another fascinating aspect of his.
Also, not mentioned in this podcast, but briefly mentioned on Matt’s blog was Sons of Liberty. The main guy from Iced Earth is either a libertarian or hardcore constitutionalist. Only one album but full of explicitly anti Fed, anti NSA, anti war songs.
Rush, “The Trees” – The rest of the lyrics go “There is trouble in the forest and the creatures all have fled, as the maples scream ‘oppression!’ and the oaks, just shake their heads. So the maples formed a union and demanded equal rights: ‘These 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 a hatchet, axe, and saw.”
Thanks, Jack – I should have been more familiar with the rest of the lyrics – they sound pretty Randian/Libertarian to me.
Best Libertarian rock bands? Definitely gotta include that band Mutant Disease, the song ‘Comply Or Die’ offers a pretty scathing critique of statism
Okay, shameless self promotion aside – this was a really great episode! You’re absolutely right about the need for Libertarians to create more art. When’s the Bob Murphy solo album coming out?
Rush, hands down.
Roger Waters was anti-war before AND after the hippies were. Animals and The Wall should have him in any top 10 for this
Yup, Pink Floyd is great on this stuff. They and RW regularly show up on my “Libertarian Rock” spotify playlist.
How can you not include Agnostic Front. They literally have a song railing against welfare.
Great topic for a podcast episode! There are a lot more libertarian rock artists out there than people think… Some honorable mentions: System of a Down, Black Sabbath, Rage Against The Machine, and a lesser known one, a punk band out of Philadelphia called “The Founders” – much more of an anarchist bent than anything, but definitely with constitutionalist philosophy, obviously, considering their band name. 😉
There are more than a few good protest songs (and bad ones too – “Like a rolling stone” is abysmal.
Perhaps my favourite is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aLiT3wXko0 It just makes me smile, esp. now I understand the lyrics
Van der Graaf Generator – Every Bloody Emperor
Dire Straits – Brothers in arms
Deep Purple – Child in Time
The ones I like are anti-war (anti-government), not left-wing (anti-people))
And not to forget One by Metallica (at least, judging by the video clip)
And the name Megadeath already souds quite protestt-y from the get go, of course.