Luke Kelly – The Galway Races (Rousing Irish Ballad)

Here is an Irish ballad to get your spirits soaring. It speaks of the famous horse races at Galway that begin on the last Monday of July each year.  It’s there that fortunes are lost and few if any ever made. There are fine ladies galore and drinkers and thinkers and stinkers and creeps. There […]

The Beautiful South – Song For Whoever (Pop)

Here’s a piece of light, bouncy music to help ease you into your Easter weekend. The Beautiful South are, in Rebel Voice‘s humble opinion, one of the most underrated musical acts of the end of the 20th century, if not for much longer. Their back catalogue is most impressive. Song for Whoever was released in […]

Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
This iconic song should be played regularly in our fractured world. Yet it can be heard only sporadically. Is that because the capitalist-owned radio stations don’t enjoy hearing a death-knell sounded for their corporate, blood-soaked culture? Just a thought, and one of many that Rebel Voice tends to suffer from.…

Luke Kelly – The Molly Maguires (Miner’s Ballad Of Resistance)

The famed Molly Maguires were a 19th century secret society active in Ireland, Liverpool and parts of the Eastern USA. They were organised among the Irish emigres who worked in manual jobs and were perhaps best known as the rebellious coal miners of Pennsylvania. In 1877-88, violent resistance broke out in Pennsylvania between the Molly […]

Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus (Pop Cover)

You just can’t go wrong with Johnny Cash. He’s got that Midas touch when it comes to music. Every cover he ever tried was as good, if not better, than the original. Personal Jesus, the 80s hit from the English pop band, Depeche Mode, is no different. Cash was a Christian and this song perhaps […]