Five-Star Fridays: Agitator Playlist, Track 8

Friday, August 19th, 2011

This is probably my favorite protest song. Old Crow Medicine Show’s, “I Hear Them All.”

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8 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays: Agitator Playlist, Track 8”

  1. #1 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    I love this song, but I would’ve bet this week’s song would be CM’s cover of Tom Waits…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5X4N2exOsU

  2. #2 |  Elliot | 

    Take out the religious references and it’s not so bad.

    And, while it’s not obvious in this song, that I can see, such indictments of the powerful keeping down the proles usually fail to differentiate between the ethical supremacy of free market capitalism and the corrupt existence of crony capitalism (leveraging government power for special advantage, such as rent seeking). OK, I’m going to go listen to Geddy Lee sing “The Trees”.

  3. #3 |  Radley Balko | 

    . . . such indictments of the powerful keeping down the proles usually fail to differentiate between the ethical supremacy of free market capitalism and the corrupt existence of crony capitalism (leveraging government power for special advantage, such as rent seeking).

    That’s a bit much to ask of a 3-minute pop song, isn’t it?

  4. #4 |  Marvin | 

    One good thing about living in Nashville, which I do not. They play at the Ryman what seems like every other week. Awesome group.

  5. #5 |  Dan Z | 

    Great band, great tune.

  6. #6 |  Elliot | 

    That’s a bit much to ask of a 3-minute pop song, isn’t it?

    Indeed. My qualifiers should have made clear I wasn’t asking for that.

    “The Trees” is 4:41

  7. #7 |  Judas Peckerwood | 

    I hereby nominate this as The Agitator’s theme song.

  8. #8 |  Lucy | 

    Their hiatus and certain rumors of break-ups are breaking my heart.

    This here agnostic has had some very religious feelings listening to “I Hear Them All” echoing off the walls of the Ryman.

    If they get back together and play another New Year’s show, you’ve GOT to go, Radley.

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