Great Protest Songs is a son and father team (Pete & Rob) with technical assistance from Thessa.
Pete came home from school one day with a homework task to put up a video on YouTube. As he loves protest music he decided to make a music video of The Jam’s ‘Going Underground’. He carried on making videos – see ‘Rock the Casbah’ by The Clash’, ‘I won’t back down’ by Tom Petty and others on this site. This proved to be a perfect vehicle for teenage angst (father writing!) and for learning about the various struggles against oppression today and in modern history.
Rob had persuaded his tutor at college to allow him to write his English Literature degree thesis on the radical UK singer Billy Bragg so the idea came about to produce a site with information about all kinds of protest songs (a perfect vehicle for middle aged angst!). We hope you enjoy our site and please leave us your comments and suggestions. Oh and as a few people have asked, we produced this sit using a Premium WordPress theme. Click on the link below for more information:
Rob, Pete & Thessa
- Great Anti War songs and Protest Songs site with streaming audio and lyrics
- 33 Revolutions Per Minute – Great new book about Protest Songs Released
- Sounds Like a Revolution – inspirational film about the new wave of protest songs and artists
- Protest music inspires revolution in North Africa and the Middle East
- Cry Freedom