Yesterday, I was on a “karaoke fever” and and felt like singing a bunch of “RAWR!!”-type of songs. System of a Down and Rage Against The Machine comes to mind.
These 2 bands have one thing in common: Their extremely political songs.
First to show my favourite songs of SOAD:
Leaning to play the drums of this song was extremely fun!
I haven’t listened to a lot of their songs, but I was surprised to find out they actually wrote a song about the Tian An Men Massacre, from their song Hypnotize.
This is special to me because,
1) I’m Chinese.
2) This incident has been covered up in China, and you’ll mostly get no results regarding anything about it on the net over there.
The massacre is known as “Six Four Incident” over here in Hong Kong, because it happened in June 4th. People would usually gather around every June 4th in Victoria Park to commemorate those who were killed and you can see people hold banners of this 4 words – “Mou Mong Lok Sei” (Never Forget June 4th). This is also done to encourage Hong Kong residents to fight against the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorship.
In a way, this is like saying “(We Know and) We Care” to us. 🙂
Next, my favourite songs of RATM:
They say jump you say how high!
Ya gotta fuckin’ bullet in ya head!
I did mention I like music that has rap incorporated in it.
RATM is mostly known for their leftist political views. GOSH I FEEL SO ASHAMED NOT KNOWING ENOUGH because I’m a bit oblivious to the politics of the U.S. ;_;
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