“The New Fuck You”
by Street Sweeper Social Club
from the EP Ghetto Blaster 2010 Buy the EP on Amazon
Here’s a secret about blogs: you can both write posts ahead of time and have them post in the future, or you can backdate late posts to make you look like you’re on top of your shit. My intent with this post was to do the former… knock out a couple of posts in one night to hit my minimum of two a week so I could take my time on the monthly entry, but then this song came up on shuffle and Boots and Tom wouldn’t let me front… so here it comes two posts back-to-back. Oh shit… “Balloon” by Catherine Wheel just came up while I was writing this graph. Thank god I already wrote about it, otherwise I wouldn’t sleep tonight… whiskey is delicious.
“Killing in the Name”
by Rage Against the Machine
from the album Rage Against the Machine
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Obviously pretty much every RATM song is a power song in every sense. It’s probably why I can’t claim to be a huge fan – I didn’t get into them until I was old enough to need to take them in smaller doses. I own 2 or 3 of their albums and could only name 2 or 3 of their songs. This one is pretty much the king of the hill. Continue reading June Power Songs: “Killing in the Name”→
“How I Could Just Kill a Man”
by Rage Against the Machine w/Cypress Hill
from the album Renegades 2000 Buy the album on Amazon.
I was never a Cypress Hill fan, and listening to the original of this doesn’t change that. But there are definitely times I love me some RATM. The regular cover of this (sans Cypress Hill) is just as good. I go back and forth between which version I like better, but ’tis the month for duets.