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    Anti-war albums

    This album from 1971 seems appropriate for our times:

    Warm Dust is perhaps a bit forgotten these days. I saw them a couple of times live and owned this album.

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    One of my absolute favorites: I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier by Eli Radish (1969).
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    Many of the songs on Chicago's first few albums are anti-war.

    So, in its weird way, is Alice's Restaurant.
    I've seen all cruel people bashing heads each day so sadistic I'm on my way.

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    We're trying to build a monument to show that we were here
    It won't be visible through the air
    And there won't be any shade to cool the monument to prove that we were here. - Gene Parsons, 1973

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    A good Neil album, but the Raw version is even better!
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    Anti war song



    Steppenwolf, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and many others from that generation covered the subject.

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    Mike Westbrook Orchestra's "Marching Songs" comes to mind.

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    Yes' "The Gates of Delirium" is anti-war. Not sure about the rest of the Relayer album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soc Prof View Post
    Yes' "The Gates of Delirium" is anti-war. Not sure about the rest of the Relayer album.
    Well, not exactly. It's based on "War and Peace" but according to Anderson it's more of an interpretation of that then a stance against war per se.
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    With the album Seed from 2019, the British progressive rock duo Freedom to Glide completed their anti-war trilogy, which they started with Rain in 2013 and continued with the album Fall in 2016. Thematically, Freedom to Glide deals with the experiences of a man from the last year of World War I. Both lyrically and musically, this trilogy is really superb, and rousing the inner feelings and human emotions.
    Members of the duo, Pete Riley and Andy Nixon, have played in the Pink Floyd tribute band called Dark Side of the Wall, hence the music also brings memorabilia of PF legacy.


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    Good god, y'all.

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    Two anti Vietnam War classics



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    Neil Young's "Living With War" was the first that came to my mind as well. Not a great Young album, but pretty solid.

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    Not Prog, but Phil Ochs' "All The News That's Fit To Sing," and "I Ain't Marching Anymore," come immediately to mind.
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    Is it possible for an album to be considered as anti-war even without lyrics? In my view Mark Shreeve was able to pull it off with themes and atmospheres on his outstanding release, "Thoughts Of War", from 1981.

    Songs / Tracks Listing

    Side A
    1. Thoughts of War - Part One (15:16)
    - a. Escalation
    - b. Cold Emotion
    2. Nightmare of Reality (14:41)

    Side B
    1. Dream Sequence (10:30)
    2. Thoughts of War - Part Two (18:33)
    - a. Funeral in Desolation
    - b. Remembrance
    - c. "...Ashes to Dust..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
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    See post #3.
    I've seen all cruel people bashing heads each day so sadistic I'm on my way.

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    D'oh! To think a bunch of prog nerds would take this long to come up with...

    I've seen all cruel people bashing heads each day so sadistic I'm on my way.

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    First thing that came to my mind:

    u2war.jpg
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    Eh. Not an album, but a song.


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    Also a song:


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    One more:


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    Barclay James Harvest did a song called Kiev - although it was because of Chernobyl the message is similar.

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