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Presentata al Festival di Sanremo del 1967, insieme a Remo Germani, una canzoncina con un testo facile, come andava di moda all'epoca, che parla dei problemi di quel tempo che sono rimasti abbastanza invariati, con la differenza che certi testi come questo risultano incredibilmente profondi se paragonati a certe "cose" prodotte odiernamente.
Questa è una canzone di protesta
(Continues)
Contributed by i.fermentivivi 2008/7/1 - 12:14
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Contro

Bellissima canzone non ho parole

Utopia93
2008/7/1 - 10:01

Ottave per l'Assemblea Nazionale del Forum Sociale italiano

seduti in casa, in rete ormai connessi
pronti a veder la guerra americana
uomini veri, forti mica fessi
tirati a specchio, la salute sana,
marciano allegri fieri di se stessi
l'occhiale al naso in testa la bandana.
oh quanto diventar vorrei soldato!
peccato solo è tanto che son nato

toccando la tastiera un colpo ho dato
senza volerlo e senza intendimento
e un'altro quadro mi si è presentato
c'era la storia si d'un reggimento
che in quache giorno poi s'era smezzato
il quadro avanti mi scorreva lento
il fango e il sangue s'erano mischiati
la disgrazia maggior essere nati

nati in tempo per essere soldati
nati in tempo per fare la guerra
nati in tempo per essere mandati
ad ammazzar per prendere la terra.
sparti con me, nemico, sangue e conati
se soffri più di me gli occhi mi serra.
o d'incontrarsi s'era meglio prima!
accanto al fiasco a indovinar la rima!
mao 2008/7/1 - 00:33

Je vous salue Patries

Chorale des Chômeurs
La chanson « Je vous salue Patries » est une parodie, un arrangement d'une chanson de Georges Brassens, intitulée « La Prière », elle tirée d'un poème de Francis Jammes (1905), poète très croyant d'inspiration catholique, ce qui explique ce culte marial dans le poème original. Brassens l'a repris tel quel et en a fait une chanson très connue.
Ce n'est pas au départ une chanson très révolutionnaire, quoique très belle.
Revue par des militants peut-être moins brillants poètes, mais plus violemment pacifistes, elle est devenue « Je vous salue Patries ». Une chanson aux accents assez pédagogiques, bâtie sur les deux versants du monde : la guerre – la paix. Et toujours comme seule voie pour sortir des massacres, l'éducation, l'intelligence, la raison, l'amour, le travail créateur (pas le travail créatif... lequel est du pipeau, comme disait mon grand-oncle). C'est peut-être pas du grand art,... (Continues)
Par la Kalachnikov et le fusil M16,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2008/6/30 - 23:55
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Victims Of Circumstance

Album: Victims Of Circumstance (1984)

This is an anti-war song, with some very bitter words for the politicians and leaders who keep their people in the dark and ignore their wishes. The lyrics are set to a deceptively innocuous melody, contrasting sharply with the message. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Saw the paper the other day
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 16:07
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Song For Dying

Album: Once Again

An anti-war song written by John Lees, which according to one reviewer, may well owe its inspiration to the famous "Battle Hymn Of the American Republic". (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Two of them watched in the dawn's early light
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 16:00
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Kiev

Album: Face To Face (1987)

Written by Les Holroyd who was inspired by the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986, when an accident at a nuclear power station in the then Soviet Union killed many and contaminated a wide area of the Ukraine, close to Kiev. The song is a lament for the people of the area, who were innocent victims. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
My friends it's not what you were famous for
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:54
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In Memory Of The Martyrs

Album: Turn Of The Tide (1981)

This song refers to those who lost their lives attempting to cross the Berlin Wall. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Life is like a tall ship
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:48
Song Itineraries: The Berlin Wall, 1961-1989
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Copii Romania

Album: Caught In The Light (1993)

Written by Les Holroyd, this song concerns the plight of Romania following the break up of the Soviet block. The English subtitle was "Children Of Romania". Mr Holroyd donated all his proceeds to the fund for the orphan children of Romania.
Lautari are gypsy violinists, and "the mighty Karpatii" are the Carpathian mountains. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Gone you sons of darkness
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:39
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There's A War Going On For Your Mind

Dall'album "Fight With Tools" (2007)
There's a war going on for your mind
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Contributed by Alessandro 2008/6/30 - 15:34
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Cold War

Album: Caught In The Light (1993)

Les Holroyd dedicated this anti-war lament to his cousin Marguerette, living in the former Yugoslavia, at a time when the country was racked by a bitter civil war. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Born in a cold war
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:30
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Cheap The Bullet

Album: Welcome To The Show (1990)
The streets run red with the blood of the innocent
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:24
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Child Of The Universe

Album: Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974)
I'm a child of South Africa
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:18
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Berlin

Album: Berlin A Concert For The People (1982)

Written by Les Holroyd who was inspired by the plight of the city of Berlin, which, at the time the song was written, was divided by the infamous Wall separating East and West Berlin. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Came to your border
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:11
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Ballad Of Denshaw Mill

Album: Caught In The Light (1993)

Written by John Lees, this song is based on a Saddleworth legend which has its basis in fact. Denshaw Mill was a woollen mill which operated until the late 1880s, and was already derelict by the time of the first war, when the events described in the song took place. The line "a hole as rotten as ever fouled the green earth" is from a verse by local poet Ammon Wrigley, and the area is part of the Friarmere division of Saddleworth, known locally as the Darkside. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
On a cold starry night in the winter time
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:00
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African

Album: Face To Face (1987)
Through the eyes of a child
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 14:45
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They Shall Not Pass

Music by The Ex
Lyrics taken from several revolutionary songs then turning them into a new one.

Il brano che apre "1936, the Spanish Revolution", il disco che The Ex realizzarono nel 1986, in occasione del cinquantenario della guerra civile spagnola. Solo quattro tracce (They Shall Not Pass, El Tren Blindado, Ay Carmela e People Again) accompagnate da un accuratissimo booklet di 144 pagine pieno di documenti storici e fotografie provenienti dagli archivi della CNT-FAI.
Just because we are human
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Contributed by Alessandro 2008/6/30 - 11:14
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Summer Soldier

Album: Baby James Harvest (1972)
I feel sorry for the soldier
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 10:04
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Il Sergente nella Neve

À ce moment, nous n'étions pas ennemis... On songe à ce Noël de 1916, mais était-ce 1916 ? Entre deux tranchées, entre deux tueries. On devrait plus souvent manger ensemble...
Quarante hommes, huit chevaux : c'était la contenance d'un wagon pour les régiments de cavalerie, du temps où on se battait encore à cheval; une norme internationale. Alexandre Vialatte le répète assez. Il en a fait une sentence. Quarante hommes, huit chevaux.
LE SERGENT DANS LA NEIGE
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2008/6/29 - 18:01
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Three-Five-Zero-Zero

Pacifism pervades the book and score. The theme of opposition to the war is unified by the plot thread that progresses consistently through the book – Claude's moral dilemma over whether to burn his draft card. This theme is most intensely explored in the extended trip sequence in Act 2. The lyrics to "Three-Five-Zero-Zero", which is sung during that sequence, evoke the horrors of war ("ripped open by metal explosion") and point a finger at the Vietnam War directly when the tribe sing "256 Vietcong captured".

The song is based on Allen Ginsberg's 1966 poem, "Wichita Vortex Sutra". In the poem, General Maxwell Taylor proudly reports to the press the number of enemy soldiers killed in one month, repeating it digit by digit, for effect: "Three-Five-Zero-Zero." The song starts begins with images of death and dying and turns into a manic dance number, ironically celebrating the killing in an... (Continues)
Ripped open by metal explosion
(Continues)
2008/6/28 - 23:31
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Rossana

Un texte superbe. Une conclusion des plus saines; digne de Vian. Déserte !

Chanson italienne – Rossana – Mercanti di liquore e Marco Paolini – 2008.
ROSSANA
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2008/6/28 - 21:12
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Maudit

grazie
antonio 2008/6/28 - 20:23
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La ninna nanna de la guerra

Ora esiste anche una bellissima versione eseguita da Piero Brega (ex Canzoniere del Lazio) nel disco del 2007 di Sara Modigliani "Ma che razza de città" (i dischi del manifesto).
Luigi Piccioni 2008/6/28 - 18:21
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L'uomo che non dorme mai

De l'album « Qu'as-tu à faire d'un titre ? » (2005)
« L'homme qui ne dort jamais est un éloge de la sensibilité. Je pense qu'il y a des différences, parfois je me demande si l'être humain est d'un seul ou de différents – ne disons pas races qui est malvenu; cependant, il y a différents modèles totalement différents. Il y a des personnes qui détruisent tellement de choses en une seconde et qui n'ont pourtant pas le moindre problème; il y a des personnes qui passent leur vie pour sauver un petit bout de quelque chose et qui souffrent atrocement pour tout ce qui ne va pas. Je fais un effort pour les considérer comme des parties appartenant à la même espèce. Et dès lors, oui, je la définirais comme un éloge à la sensibilité, qui est peut-être ce qui nous sauve. »
Entrevue de Lorenzo Monguzzi des Mercanti di Liquore, dans Bielle.
L'HOMME QUI NE DORT JAMAIS
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2008/6/28 - 16:41
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Ska Against Racism

1992
Figli della stessa rabbia

Contro ogni razzismo, per un futuro migliore.

Sicuramente questo e' il disco piu' famoso dell'etichetta Gridalo Forte. Figli della Stessa Rabbia è stato, e continua ad essere un inno. Tutto il disco nei concerti e' stato cantato a squarciagola da migliaia di persone. Brani come "Cararo Sindaco", "Barboni", "Giunti Tubi Palanche Ska", o la versione solo vocale della title track, sono ormai nel DNA di una generazione di giovani in Italia e in tutta Europa. La grafica e' come sempre di Cristiano Rea e rispecchia al meglio la band. Nel retro della copertina il testo di Bella Ciao, che dopo poco verra' incisa nel MLP omonimo.

Ma chi sei,
(Continues)
Contributed by Luca 'The River' 2008/6/28 - 02:49
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Chansons de La bande à Bonnot: 02. Les joyeux bouchers

Da segnalare la versione italiana dell'intera commedia musicale di Henry-François Rey, con canzoni di Boris Vian, opera di Giangilberto Monti:

Giangilberto Monti

"LA BELLE EPOQUE DELLA BANDA BONNOT"

storia del bandito anarchico Jules Bonnot su canzoni originali di Boris Vian.

Roberto Carlotti, fisarmonica - Renata Mezenov Sa, voce e chitarra - Marco Mistrangelo, contrabbasso - Caroline Tallone, ghironda, violino, organetto diatonico.

Jules Bonnot, operaio, anarchico e poi bandito, viene braccato per anni dalla polizia in piena Belle Epoque e diventa suo malgrado un eroe popolare: la sua cattura avviene di fronte a cinquecento soldati e ventimila parigini, nell'aprile del 1912. Henry-François Rey nel 1954 trasforma questa storia in una commedia musicale e ne affida le canzoni all'eclettico artista francese Boris Vian. Dopo lo spettacolo gli spartiti originali si perdono e l'opera viene... (Continues)
Riccardo Venturi 2008/6/27 - 14:53
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Zangra

(da un po' di tempo non avevo più tradotto una di queste canzoni). un saluto da Nizza.
ZANGRA
(Continues)
Contributed by Daniel Bellucci 2008/6/27 - 12:39
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I Don't Wanna Go To Vietnam

Album: "Simply the Truth" (1969)
Sittin' down here thinkin',
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/27 - 11:02
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Elämä juoksuhaudoissa

27 giugno 2008
VITA NELLE TRINCEE
(Continues)
2008/6/27 - 11:01
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He Is Coming To Us Dead, or The Express Office

Anonymous
26 giugno 2008
RITORNA A CASA MORTO, o L'UFFICIO POSTALE
(Continues)
2008/6/26 - 23:14




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