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04-20-04, 10:04 AM
Punk Bands Release Anti-Bush Protest CD
(CNSNews.com) - A 26-song CD coming out on Tuesday urges punk music fans to "Rock Against Bush."

For the "especially low price of $8.98," those fans can hear various bands "uniting against a common enemy."

Three of the songs on the CD are titled "Moron," "Warbrain," and "No W." Others include "The School of Assassins" and "Sink, Florida, Sink."

According to the punk record label Fat Wreck Chords, which is releasing the CD, 17 of the 26 songs are "unreleased and exclusive," from bands including Social Distortion, NOFX, Ataris, Anti-Flag, New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, Descendents, Ministry, and others.

A press release from Fat Wreck Chords said the goal of the "Rock Against Bush" project is to get the "crucially important" anti-Bush message to as many people as possible.

With that in mind, Fat Wreck Chords decided it was not enough to simply release a collection of protest songs. Therefore, the Rock Against Bush CD comes with a "bonus DVD that is packed with music videos and informative political content" from anti-Bush documentaries.

Those documentaries include "Unprecedented," which claims, "George W. Bush stole the presidency of the United States... and got away with it." Another documentary called 'Uncovered' tells the story of how "truth became the first American casualty in Iraq."

Al Jourgensen of Ministry said his band contributed to the protest CD as a "proactive expression of outrage against the 'evil-doings' being inflicted upon American citizens and citizens of other sovereign nations by the Bush Administration."

In the same press release, Justin Sane from the band Anti-Flag commented, "Our brothers and sisters of this human race are dying for George Bush's friends in corporate America who profit from the invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the U.S. orchestrated coup in Haiti. This may not bother you now, but when someone you love is shipped off to Iraq to fight for greed, or you find your feet in a pair of army boots in the desert, it will."

The Fat Wreck Chords website urges punk fans to "Order Rock Against Bush comp and get a schweeet anti-Bush bumper sticker!"

The website also invites fans to "Hear some s*** from Rock Against Bush Vol. I !"

Volume II is still in the planning stages.



04-20-04, 11:18 AM
Can someone check to see if Fat Wreck Chords is funded by the Tides Foundation? Or by a grant from the Heinz Corporation? This sure sounds like Democrat party entertainment.
Didn't James Carville play a bass guitar? That snake-faced used politician salesman would fit perfectly in a scheme like this recording company.

Semper Fi!

mark king
04-20-04, 11:26 AM
most of the people that listen to that crap dont care and dont vote. they just think it cool to listen to.

04-20-04, 12:51 PM
most of the people that listen to that crap dont care and dont vote. they just think it cool to listen to.

Plus the free publicity that they are getting isn't hurting their bank accounts either. Aren't punk bands usually anarchists anyway? "Political Punk": What a concept!!