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May 30, 2006

Keep on rocking in the free world

John J. Miller started the most important debate of this week: what are the best conservative rock songs? Robert George weighs-in here.

Posted by Karol at 05:41 PM |
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That list is a joke.

Posted by: Charles at May 30, 2006 at 6:07 pm

Ungh….a number of the songs are stretches to be called conservative. Having said that, some really great ones were missed:
Being a Joe Jackson fan, I’d argue that “Stepping Out” and “Slow Song” would qualify for inclusion.
“Don’t Tread on Me” by Damn Yankees as opposed to the Metallica version.
“The Valley Road” by Bruce Hornsby. While Hornsby’s a man of the left, his take on interracial/class abortion in the pre-capitalist South is fairly prolife.
“Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John. Though I like the Hall and Oates version better.

Posted by: Von Bek at May 30, 2006 at 6:18 pm

This is infuriating because I was writing my own list!

Posted by: Dorian Davis at May 30, 2006 at 9:07 pm

And some of the choices are clearly there only make it seem “hip.”

Posted by: Dorian Davis at May 30, 2006 at 10:19 pm

It’s funny you quote Neil Young considering his new album and upcoming tour.
It’s also a sad state of the free world when a incumbant President made the public sign a loyalty pledge to attend a campaign event. Nothing seems terribly free about that. Certainly, it’s not free thought.

Posted by: Toby at May 31, 2006 at 10:07 am

I’m not sure how Von Bek comes to see Valley Road as pro life? I guess everyone hears what they want to.

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