Thursday, April 27, 2006

Canadian makes USA's first Bush protest album

Listen to Neil Young's latest here.

So why now, after his Grammy for "Devils & Dust," his failed Kerry push and his Sopranos-success-by-association, does everyone's hero Bruce Springsteen leave the "protest" out of his Pete Seeger tribute album, making it as ambiguous as "Born in the USA"-- and, New Orleans nods aside, even more dated?

Young's “Ohio” was written following the Kent State massacre on May 4, 1970, and was a staple of anti-war rallies in the 1970s. Young was still performing it 20 years later, by which time he often dedicated it to the Chinese students who had been killed at Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

Tabloid Baby poll: Was Bruce pissing on the flag on the Born in the USA cover?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think he's peeing on the flag. Rather, I think he's aiming for the line where the wall (upon which the flag is hung. Did I just say, 'hung' while talking the fine points of urinating?) and the floor meet. The flag, it should be said, is several inches above the floor. So, no... no urine (intentionally) was injured during the course of this production.