Rock’n’Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution [Mixtapes]

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Voodoo Child!

Hey there, cyber wanderers, here’s a bunch of compilations I’ve put together, High Fidelity style, which gathers in digital musical boxes some of my favorite Rock’n’Roll songs ever. Pump up the volume and enjoy these several proofs that AC/DC was damn right by shouting, at the end of Back in Black, that rock’n’roll ain’t noise pollution! I’ve mixed together oldies/classics and contemporary stuff, both for the sake of diversity and to highlight how alive and kicking rock music, in its panoply of forms, still is nowadays. For more than 60 cyber-selections of music I cherish and usually play around with – including Jazz, Blues, Classical, Brazilian and so on and so forth… – check my 8 tracks profile. Cheers!

01) LED ZEPPELIN, “Communication Breakdown”
02) THE BEATLES, “Revolution”
03) BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD, “For What It’s Worth”
04) RIVAL SONS, “All The Way”
05) TREAT HER RIGHT, “I Think She Likes Me”
06) RANCID, “The 11th Hour”
07) TEENAGE FANCLUB, “I Don’t Want Control Of You”
08) JANIS JOPLIN, “Me and Bobby McGee”
09) THE WALLFLOWERS, “Passenger”
10) THE DISTILLERS, “The Hunger”

01. THE BEATLES, “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End”
02. THE WHO, “The Seeker”
03. LED ZEPPELIN, “Gallows Pole”
04. THE KNICKERBOXERS, “Lies”
05. THE SONICS, “Strychnine”
06. THE REMAINS, “Don’t Look Back”
07. CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND, “Are You Gonna Be There”
08. THE STANDELLS, “Dirty Water”
09. THE COUNT FIVE, “Psychotic Reactions”
10. LOVE, “7 and 7 Is”
11. ELECTRIC PRUNES, “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Nite”
12. THE STRANGELOVES, “Night Time”
13. JIMI HENDRIX, “Foxy Lady”

01) BLACK CROWES, “Hard to Handle”
02) SUSAN TEDESCHI & DOUBLE TROUBLE, “Rock and Roll” (Led Zeppelin Cover)
03) AC/DC, “Shot Down in Flames”
04) THE CLASH, “Brand New Cadillac”
05) DEEP PURPLE, “Strange Kind of Woman”
06) BIG STAR, “Don’t Lie to Me”
07) PATTI SMITH, “Rock and Roll Nigger”
08) BLACK MOUNTAIN, “Hair Song”
09) THE BEATLES, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
10) WILCO, “Casino Queen”
11) STROKES, “Reptilia”
12) T REX, “Rock On”

01) THEM CROOKED VULTURES, “New Fang”
02) JAPANDROIDS, “The Nights of Wine and Roses”
03) BEN HARPER, “Black Rain”
04) BLACK MOUNTAIN, “Rollercoaster”
05) JULIETTE & THE LICKS, “Hot Kiss”
06) PEARL JAM, “State of Love and Trust”
07) ARCADE FIRE, “Keep the Car Running”
08) BLITZEN TRAPPER, “Gold for Bread”
09) BORIS, “Dyna-Soar”
10) YEAH YEAH YEAHS, “Date With The Night”

Patti Smith & Fred Sonic Smith’s “People Have The Power” (1988, Dream of Life)

PATTI

People Have the Power

I was dreaming in my dreaming
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleeping it was broken
But my dream it lingered near
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
That the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
Upon the meek the graces shower
It’s decreed the people rule

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

Vengeful aspects became suspect
And bending low as if to hear
And the armies ceased advancing
Because the people had their ear
And the shepherds and the soldiers
Lay beneath the stars
Exchanging visions
And laying arms
To waste in the dust
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

Where there were deserts
I saw fountains
Like cream the waters rise
And we strolled there together
With none to laugh or criticize
And the leopard
And the lamb
Lay together truly bound
I was hoping in my hoping
To recall what I had found
I was dreaming in my dreaming
God knows a purer view
As I lay down to my sleeping
I commit my dream to you

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

The power to dream, to rule
To wrestle the world from fools
It’s decreed the people rule
It’s decreed the people rule
Listen: I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth’s revolution

We have the power
People have the power

Punk Rock Anthems – Volumes I, II and III [Mixtapes for Streaming] – Undertones, MC5, Stooges, Richard Hell, Rancid, Clash, Black Flag, The Gits, Husker Du, Fugazi, Nirvana, Saints, Radio Birdman and so on…

Punk Rock Anthems (Vol. #03)

01. BLACK FLAG, “Rise Above”
02. HÜSKER DÜ, “Turn on the News”
03. THE REPLACEMENTS, “Bastards of Young”
04. SLEATER-KINNEY, “You’re No Rock’n’roll Fun”
05. THE MUFFS, “Kids in America”
06. THE GITS, “Absynthe”
07. GREEN DAY, “Basket Case”
08. THE DT’S, “Freedom”
09. THE HIVES, “Die All Right!”
10. BLONDIE, “11:59”
11. JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS, “Arms Aloft”
12. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, “Killing in the Name Of”

Punk Rock Anthems (Vol. #02)

01. THE UNDERTONES, “Teenage Kicks”
02. THE DISTILLERS, “City of Angels”
03. THE DEAD BOYS, “Sonic Reducer”
04. PEARL JAM, “Do The Evolution”
05. RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS, “Blank Generation”
06. MC5, “Kick Out The Jams”
07. PATTI SMITH, “Rock’n’roll Nigger”
08. BIKINI KILL, “Rebel Girl”
09. G.B.H., “Cadilac One”
10. X, “Your Phone’s Off The Hook”
11. MUDHONEY, “Pump It Up”
12. THE MAKERS, “Too Many Fuckers On The Streets”

Punk Rock Anthems (Vol. #01)

01. IGGY & THE STOOGES, “Search & Destroy”
02. RAMONES, “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”
03. SEX PISTOLS, “God Save The Queen”
04. DEAD KENNEDYS, “California Übber Alles”
05. THE CLASH, “Clampdown”
06. RANCID, “Bloodclot”
07. RADIO BIRDMAN, “Murder City Nights”
08. FUGAZI, “Waiting Room”
09. JOHNNY THUNDERS, “Born To Lose”
10. THE SAINTS, “I’m Stranded”
11. THE SONICS, “Shot Down”
12. NIRVANA, “Breed”

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