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The NY Times published a good book review yesterday on “Protest Songs” entitled 33 Revolutions Per Minute by Dorian Lynsky. It’s the kind of subject matter that lends itself to critical thinking and debate- sometimes it’s good to slowly digest a book and put on a quasi-academic hat. This isn’t pool-side reading, it’s something to sink your teeth into and argue over with your super-geeky music friends. The review is very well done and left me wanting to read more- here it is in it’s entirety. Our favorite songs mentioned in the review are Fight the Power by Public Enemy, Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday, White Riot by The Clash and Ohio by Crosby Stills Nash & Young. A slew of other incredible songs are also noted and discussed.
To view a gallery of various Hell Gate photos of artists mentioned in the book review go here.