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Music

Aural distraction from them ol' Election Day blues

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Nov 6 2012 1:34 PM ]

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Music has a long and storied history of serving as a medium for political messages. From folk to punk to electro, musicians with politics on the brain have turned up the mic and bared their souls to willing ears and open minds. Listen to 12 presidential and politically themed tracks below. And please don't forget to rock the vote, y'all.

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Blaze Foley - "Oval Room"

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Alice Cooper - "Elected"

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Sonic Youth - "Youth Against Fascism"

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Magazine - "Motorcade"

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They Might Be Giants - "James K. Polk"

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Camper Van Beethoven - "Sweethearts"

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Devo - “Whip It”
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The Minutemen - "If Reagan Played Disco"

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Bongwater - "Reaganation"

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Country Joe & the Fish - "Superbird"

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Peaches - “Fuck or Kill”
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Gil Scott-Heron - “B Movie”