Ignorance, Fear, Hate, Short-sighted Legislation:
This pattern has been repeated through out history. Every generation
needs to differentiate itself from the last and music has always played
a role in that redefinition. Mozart rolled over Beethoven,
Tommy Dorsey was punk, Richard Wagner’s bombastic opera’s were pre-electric Heavy Metal, and some of your living relatives burned Beatles records.
AMPT Radio illustrates this process with a look at some recent legislation
put forth in the UK called The Criminal Justice Bill that sought to give
the police broad powers to lock-up just about anybody that seemed a little
History of the Criminal Justice Bill
The history of the bill.
Working Class Hero
Eben presents the Screaming Trees remake of the
John Lennon anti-anthem.
Chris Nickson with Mark Chadwick
A talk with a member of the band, The Levellers,
about the unlikely coalition that rose up against the legislation.
Roderick is Paranoid?
Roderick Romero of Sky Cries Mary presents a poem
about the ever-presence of thuggery.
Chumbawamba offer some foot tapping thoughts on legal irony.
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