What happened to punk, rap, and reggae protest anthems? Punk and rap cater more the runways and fashionistas than their original roots in the anti-.
While the rise of heavy shtetl excites the imagination, it does nothing to soothe the sense of political injustice. Where is the political protest anthem when you need it? All you songwriters out there, stop kvetching about love and loss and the rollercoaster of human hormones. Sit down, look around, and write something real about the political apathy which constitutes it own, dangerous revolution. If protest music is dead, the protests can’t be too far behind.