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Tom Morello's Favorite Political Songs

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On his debut solo album, 'One Man Revolution,' Tom Morello, who played guitar with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave and is now recording as his alter ego the Nightwatchman, channels his songwriting efforts into an album of politically minded songs about change and redemption. Armed with only an acoustic guitar, Morello carries on a great tradition of socially conscious music. In that spirit, he recounted for Spinner his top five political songs:

1. 'Biko,' Peter Gabriel
2. 'Imagine,' John Lennon
3. 'This Land Is Your Land,' Woody Guthrie
4. 'White Riot,' The Clash
5. 'Redemption Song,' Bob Marley

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1. 7dustrulesall writes:

And this is newsworthy why........?

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2. haha writes:

Because he is an awesome musician and now people know he is doing solo work. Why dont you go listen to some more Sevendust you f***ing douche bag.

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3. RememberMetal? writes:

post 1

you obviously found it news worthy enough to comment about it.

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# May 4, 2007 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalhead03 writes:

ive never heard audioslave or rage against the machine.....r they good?

# May 10, 2007 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Don writes:

The song Biko is so ridiculous. What a horrendous top pick.

# May 19, 2007 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Post 2, up yours. Is he an awesome musician? Yes but everyone knows he's doing solo stuff. There's plenty of other stuff on his solo stuff (which by the way is crap) if you wanna go check that out. This is like Lemmy posting his favourite drugs. Everyone knows Morrelo is political as much as people associate Lemmy with drugs. This is basicaly just an article saying "Hey, Tom Morrelo listens to music!"

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