Truth Music Playlist – Summer 2017

08/24/201767 Comments

It’s the dog days of summer, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for our annual roundup of the latest, hottest truth music. Load up your playlist with some of these tracks and blare it at the beach, at the bar-b-q or in the car on that big road trip! And if you have any suggestions for good truth music tracks, share ’em in the comments.

Joe Plummer’s “Geek USA” drum cover

“Parts of Me” by Mu Carzi

War On Drugs by Fat Kat N The Lobbyists

THEORY 6: War For Peace (VIDEO)

Pepperland For The Benefit Of Mister Kite Vinnie Caggiano


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    1. Jason Carswell ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Holly Seeliger (Zoon Politikon) and I are trying to find her music that I’m going to animate an intro and outro for. And this came up. While Goldie’s lyrics are short and simple they express some of the existential angst a lot of us are suffering right now – on the edge of being political.

      The original video:
      Goldie “Inner City Life” :
      A new remastered version:
      Goldie – Inner City Life (2017 Rebuild) :

  1. LenZoo ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hey James,
    Check out ANOHNI with songs as Drone Bomb Me, 4 Degrees, and Watch Me. She (he) has a very honest point.


    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

      Cool! Melissa does a fantastic job!

      I remember those days of Joplin, driving down Texas roads with no air conditioning on a summer night, listening to the AM radio.

    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

      The “House of Knowledge” in the video around the 1:21 mark reminds me of Austin, Texas’ Brave New Books.

      IMAGE – “Out of Bubblegum since 2006” from the quote in “They Live”

      I believe the source of the video is tied to the person in this Corbett Report interview…
      Interview 1278 – James Corbett on Resistance Without Anger
      and here…

  2. Pablo de Boer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name – 1993 LIVE

    Rage Against The Machine – Bullet In The Head – 1993 LIVE

    Rage Against The Machine – PinkPop 93

    Burning Spear- Christopher Columbus (Is a damn blasted liar.)

    Anti-Illuminati rap

    kill illuminati

    Dance With The Devil – Immortal Technique

    Immortal Technique- Peruvian Cocaine Music Video

    Fuck de NWO (Illuminati Diss) (Dutch)

    Rap contra a Nova Ordem Mundial Illuminati 3

  3. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

    Jump Into The Fire by Harry Nilsson goes on a TruthMusicPlaylist for me.

    The music goes on the playlist for an odd reason…
    For me, the lyrics epitomize that “attitude and think of Psychopaths” who work together, whether in Wall Street or the Government or Banking or War.
    It is how things go when one “breaks bad”.

    Listen to that bass! and drums!

    Harry Nilsson was the ‘favorite’ of The Beatles
    Listen to the Beatles talk about him…

    1. wingsuitfreak ( User Karma: 90 ) says:

      I just watched this video. When they started talking about the music of the 60s and the drug culture as well, I immediately thought of the Doors. After all, Morrison’s father was Naval Intelligence, and all those conspiracy theories even back then about this. Then, lo and behold, they mention the Doors, and specifically LA Woman! This is a song that I specifically relate to them as it was played every single day on the radio station I listened to at the time. It was played so much that I grew to hate it.
      Between these two videos on music, I realize just how ignorant I am concerning music. I generally just listen to it in the background, occasionally really becoming involved in the guitar playing of some of the blues masters. Just another case of realizing that no matter how much you try to learn, we will all die nearly as ignorant as when we were born.

  4. Jason Carswell ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    A few faves:

    Pink Floyd “On The Turning Away”

    Fiona Apple “Extraordinary Machine”
    * There’s at least 2 versions. I learned of this from the Aaron Schwartz documentary.

    Simone White “The American War”

    Simone White “Great Imperialist State”

    Kid Beyond “I Shall Be Free” + “Wandering Star”
    * Exceptional beatboxer with a looper. Sad to not see more after a decade.

    Bassnectar “Bomb The Blocks”
    * There’s at least 2 versions.

    Datsik & 12th Planet “Texx Mars”

    ill.Gates & Captain Hook “Open Your Eyes (Bassnectar Remix)”

    Skinny Puppy “Assimilate”
    * There’s at least 3 versions. The lyrics are good, even if you don’t like 80s dark industrial alternative. I was introduced to this in highschool around 1986 by the cutest blond cheerleader who looked like a young innocent June Cleaver with legs that stretched forever. She put her walkman headphones on me and blew my mind. Can’t judge a book…

    1. Jason Carswell ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      If you don’t like Skinny Puppy’s “Assimilate” then you might like the other cover versions including the hipster folksy version by Radical Face better known for “Welcome Home” and “The Crooked Kind”.

      Radical Face – Assimilate (Skinny Puppy Cover) [Nettwerk 30th] :


      Also, if not mentioned before – this is a stunning amazingly visual video…

      Black Sabbath ~ War Pigs :

      1. Jason Carswell ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        == Dire Straits “The Man’s Too Strong” ==

        I heard a live version of this at the end of a Tim Kelly interview. A classic track from a classic album. I’d never thought of “the man” as “the establishment” when hearing this in the past. Now that I know, I’ll never forget.

        == Mark Knopfler “Working On It” ==

        Mark Knopfler, a member of Dire Straights, also did the soundtrack for Wag The Dog, a political parody movie (more truth than parody). On the score is a wonderful optimistic upbeat folksy track that I just love. It has no lyrics, so I don’t know how political it is beyond associations.


        1. Jason Carswell ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

          Speaking of Dustin Hoffman…

          I used to watch a lot of documentaries. Give or take a few, a dozen years ago “Why We Fight” was a good one by Eugine Jareki. It really cleared up/solidified a lot for me. I didn’t know at the time how connected his family is. Wikipedia will never tell you all about that stuff. Extremely similar to “Why We Fight” was another docu called “The Oil Factor”, as well as Gerard’s other great docus – except they lacked decent graphics. I offered my help. The Universe aligned and I was directing computer animation in Vancouver while he was producing his next docu in Seattle.

          Originally it was going to be called Ilanuq, which is Inuit for “Belonging” the title of his next docu, which Dustin Hoffman narrated, and I animated parts of it before I was pulled out (another story).

          This docu was about climate change and I was thrilled to be a part of trying to save the world.

          I really wish I knew then what I understand now. It’s all lies and scams.

          Belonging (2008)

      2. Jason Carswell ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        FatKat N’ The Lobbyists just reminded me of Ezra Lee my friend from Oakland. He and some friends formed a group called Cat Five or CatFive or Cat 5. It’s a shitty name to search for not only because of the multiple spellings but Cat Five is also the ethernet cable we all use and is short for a lot of things like Category Five. I’m not sure if Ezra is also Dark Cat / DarkCat / DarKat or if that’s one of the other guys.

        Anyway, they made an incredible CD album that I ripped but long since lost. It’s trip-hop lo-fi downtempo acidjazz chill beats and breaks with a ridiculously vast array of pop-culture and political soundbytes. Unfortunately there are a couple CD skips in my rips and the soundbytes are all dated from a decade ago or earlier with George Bush the lesser.

        This is the album cover:×460/kataphonics.jpg
        Ten years ago Ezra was also an artist, street artist, t-shirt designer, and upcycle and repurposed clothing with Charity his girlfriend. Since I moved from Oakland I haven’t kept up, so maybe this is old news.

        I don’t know him well enough to say he’d be okay with anyone using his music for activist videos, but I really suspect he would considering his almost excessive use of other people’s sampling with a fight the power message. Also, with his talents he could have sold out and done other thing.

        If anyone is really interested I could torrent (perfect transfer) or YouTube (remuxed quality) them.

        1. Jason Carswell ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

          Correction: That is a different album cover for the same group. I lost that Catfive CD called “Big Brother Runs The Company” that I ripped a decade ago. I still have some vinyl with the cover for “Kataphonics”.

          I created a “Catfive – Big Brother Runs The Company” torrent to share found via DHT. I download but never upload so if someone can recommend a good torrent site to share it on please let me know.

          Below are other singles some CatFive videos linked from

          American Military Operations – Catfive

          [CatFive] 01. On the Rise

          CATFIVE – Hey Dj

          I also found :
          CATFIVE – Acid for the USA

          I also found this YouTube Catfive playlist that I have yet to watch :

          Ezra Lee (sounds like Israeli) seems to be a popular name. On YouTube there is an interior designer/architect, a black man, and an Australian rockabilly singer – none of which are my man, but I found this old video about Ezra@Azure :

  5. hoyden_1 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Not sure if these were included before, but anything by Rage Against the Machine is always incredible – recently, Bulls on Parade resonated with me thanks to the lyric “They don’t need to burn the books, they just remove ’em” (thinking about Google’s censorship). Also, Vietnow: “Turn on the radio? Nah, fuck it! Turn it off! Fear is your only god on the radio…
    And finally, let’s bring back the Dead Kennedys and We’ve got a bigger problem now…they had it dead on at the time

  6. Erwin Nijs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    My Brother wanted to leaf a comment on Youtube but it got censored, so he asked me to enter it here, enjoy.

    “This is my contribution to the Thruth Music Playlist 2017. I don’t play in a band and I’m certainly no professional musician. I’m just a blind guy with a guitar, keyboard and a laptop, but I hope you can enjoy my efforts anyway.

    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

      I loved it! For real!
      Your brother has a unique voice quality when he sings. I like it.
      Please tell him to keep it up. More people need to hear that voice.

      There is fluoride in our water.
      And pollution in our brains.
      There is paper in our wallets.
      And the slavery remains.

      –The Famous Belgium Blind Brother with a guitar, keyboard and laptop.

  7. bas ( User Karma: 6 ) says:

    Peep this, through a commercial for Anarchapulco during Jeff Berwick’s conversation with Ron Paul on Anarchast I just discovered a Voluntariyist hiphop/rock band:

    I myself am very much into conscious hip hop: Immortal Technique, Lowkey, Akala, Logic (the British one, not the American one), Genocide, DISL Automatic, Brother Ali, etc. If anyone knows similar artists, be sure to let me know!

    1. mkey ( User Karma: 6 ) says:

      Backwordz is great. Very much tongue in cheek.

      I’m livid when, the gimmicking wins/
      From beginning to end, no gimmick; If I rap it, dude I live it then/
      And you can’t do it, so ain’t no need for mimicking/
      I’m not innocent. I’m on a mission, so let me finish it/
      Matter of time before they summon the army in/
      I’m probably on the FBI’s most wanted list/
      I’m probably going to end up hung like an ornament/
      I’m on a life mission to abolish all the government/

      It’s dumb and I’m beyond pissed/
      So we’re going to cut to the chase and get rid of metaphorical nonsense/
      None of that eloquent bogusness/
      I want you to know what it is sucka kid, y’all people keep voting in/

      They rob, kill, and steal by the day/
      I’d be a buffoon to trust the state/
      You’re a tool and fool. Just keep taking the bait/
      Making mistake, after mistake, after mistake/
      Believe me, this ain’t the typical “Oh the government’s corrupt.”
      Bro, that’s too easy/
      You gotta take responsibility because you willingly
      Give power to the state, when it’s the state that is your enemy

      Stuck on stupid, you gotta be on it/
      Cry about violence but they got a monopoly on it/
      And you keep on buying in to what that man say/
      Not knowing that every mandate, just expands the state

      Look around tell me what you see, because it’s..
      Coming down, coming down. Are you listening?
      Stop and look. This is what I mean:
      It’s going down. It’s going down

      Look, it ain’t really hard to keep up
      The politician just hypnotized you with free stuff
      More and more statism, and y’all people just eat up
      Yet crying and you’re protesting about how the police suck
      Y’all don’t get no sympathy from me, because that’s the bed that you made
      So you gotta lay
      More inconsistent by the day, making mistake after mistake after mistake

      At some time you gotta realize/
      That the same crap that you despise might be your demise/
      And I’d advise that you become more knowledgeable on subjects like economics that benefit/
      Not memes on the internet
      So when you’re mad and you get so combative, you gotta step back and take a stab at your voting habits/
      The average man don’t understand that he don’t know;
      You can be free or be a slave, but you can’t be both


      Craig Mabbitt: Open Your Eyes
      The state you’re in, is a state of mind
      Freedom disguised, the state you’re in is a state of mind

      So they’re wanting a savior?
      Yet everyday, we go through voluntary exchanges/
      They say “who’s going to build the roads?” without taxation/
      So you give them a reason to confiscate my payments/
      And that’s exactly what the state needs
      For you to think you need them. But it’s fake, see?/
      Maybe you’d see that they are what they swore to prevent/
      A monopolized corporation, it’s called government/

    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

      Oh yeah man!
      A classic!
      I remember those times in the early 70’s with the AM radio playing this song while I’m driving down a country road singing along, loudly out-of-tune so badly the cows would run away.

  8. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

    9/11 Researcher Steven Jones highlights this song Ode to the Neocons at a landmark 9/11 evidence conference in L.A. June 2006 which was broadcast on C-SPAN.

    The two-day event, “American Scholars Symposium: 9/11 and The Neo-Con Agenda,” was held in the ballroom of the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown.

    C-SPAN link
    The folks at the mike starting at the 1:28 mark give an inkling of the early history of the 9/11 Movement…

  9. Strummer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    I wrote this song in February 2017 in memory of Mike Ruppert…

    and I wrote this one after listening to the Corbett Report Podcasts…

    and this short one was having a bit of fun with Siri…

    I’m not much of a singer, and they’re just home demos…but i hope someone somewhere enjoys them 🙂

    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

      Corbett’s “How Big Oil Conquered the World” ties in well around the 11:20 mark of Episode 1 of GMOs Revealed.

    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

      Yusuf / Cat Stevens ages very well. (Born in 1948.)

      I well remember the AM car radio playing his songs during the early 1970’s.

      “Peace Train” 1971
      …’Cause out on the edge of darkness,
      There rides a Peace Train
      Oh Peace Train take this country,
      Come take me home again…

    2. nosoapradio ( User Karma: 16 ) says:

      Thanks for that song.

      Cat Stevens got me safely through adolescence (during the Tillerman times). Which, sadly, is more than I can say for other dear members of my family.

      I understand the need to be drawn to peace, health, community and regeneration – Cat Stevens explains very well why he converted to Islam.

      But though most people live their religion, or desire to live it, for peaceful, loving and constructive purposes

      it appears to me that the inherent dogma of any religion ultimately ends up negating its own central precepts and is so often manipulated to betray these central precepts through some sort of manifest violence.

      Cat Stevens explained how he was tricked by the press into appearing vindictive towards Salomon Rushdie when asked about the fatwa’s ruling on “Blasphemy”.

      he explains how he viewed the “Arab Spring” in Egypt…

      and it seems clear to me that the emotion and inherent clanesque mentality involved in religion blind people as to the multiple dimensions of what is really happening in and around them.

      (Clanesque: why Islam as opposed to Christianity or Judaism going so far as to adopt the name of a specific religion as your own patronym.)

      Music on the other hand (often instrumentalized by religion among other organizations)

      CAN offer the emotion without the interpretation, without trying to channel that emotion towards specific desired behavior.

      Thanks again for this opportunity for me to reflect and


  10. nosoapradio ( User Karma: 16 ) says:

    “Diabolos in Musica” or “La Quinte Juste”

    “Where was the church music, with the Pope and all of that?”

    Well I’m making this up as I go along but I’d say the time of King Arthur… (an episode from a French mini-series called “Kaamelott” that was a hit in France and that came from my own adopted home town with people I either met or worked with):

    sorry it hasn’t been translated, but for all those who like to listen to French or who speak French. It’s light years away from their best work but it’s “à propos”.

    Alexandre Astier (the writer and star of the series) plays double bass. Like my son.

  11. scpat ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

    Funny how bands that I’ve listened to for years have nuggets of political statements and truth sprinkled in there that never occurred to me before I “woke up”. One of those bands is System of a Down, for any of you out there that like heavy rock. For reggae rock style, the band Rebelution has a lot of lyrics about being free human beings and the corruption of the political system. Here are some lyrics from “Prison Song” by System of a Down:

    “Following the rights movements you clamped on with your iron fists
    Drugs became conveniently available for all the kids”

    “Minor drug offenders fill your prisons, you don’t even flinch
    All our taxes paying for your wars against the new non-rich”

    “Utilizing drugs to pay for
    Secret wars around the world
    Drugs are now your global policy
    Now you police the globe”

    “Drug money is used to rig elections
    And train brutal corporate sponsored
    Dictators around the world”

    1. wingsuitfreak ( User Karma: 90 ) says:

      Don’t feel bad. When I was a young redneck in South Georgia in the ’70s, we all listened to “The Village People”. While it wouldn’t have made any difference to us (gay hate didn’t really take off until the “In Your Face” campaign started) as this was the bonus hour of the Sexual Revolution, so anything was cool. Excuse me while I reminiscence. Funny how all these rights movements always backfire so much and give us so many more problems. Jim, who just saved his neighbor’s clothes from the rain and was repaid by Karma of a green nature. Excuse me while I get dinner ready.

      But onto the real reason I came here. As I run my distasteful task of conducting my own intelligence, I am forced to read from some crazy sources. But this one paid off. Roger Stone (who always forgets the bad from Trump.)has an article which is pretty good once you get past the rhetoric. Plus, all 17 spy agencies are listed, along with their assigned duties, and a few nice additions. The rest of it? I always bring a lot of salt to one of his articles, but it has some gems as well. Take care, Jim who is now going to edit because he tends to ramble after meeting Karma.

      1. nosoapradio ( User Karma: 16 ) says:

        Awesome. My spouse’ll love this.

        But, I fear, like you before, there’ll be no

        Conspiracy Epiphany…

        …keep the peasants terrified…

        and somehow incredulous…

        nighty night…

          1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

            LOWKEY – OBAMA NATION reminds me of Paris “What Would You Do?” but in a newer era.
            Similar inspirational beat and message.

          2. scpat ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

            Lowkey’s songs get me fired up. Music is such an effective way to get the message across. Immortal Technique is similiar.

    1. MorePositive ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      For me all of these songs hold some important ‘truths’ – Concrete Blonde’s “Everybody Knows” or “True” – and the Vaughan Brothers “Tick Tock” – and once in a documentary “The Aristocrats” Jacob Rothschild was described as “the personification of a man of wealth and taste” thereafter changing my understanding of the Rolling Stone’s song “Sympathy for the Devil”….. Oh and Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” has got to be on the list if not there already… and I love Willie Nelson’s “Peaceful Solution”

      1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 29 ) says:

        MorePositive says:
        …and once in a documentary “The Aristocrats”, Jacob Rothschild was described as “the personification of a man of wealth and taste” thereafter changing my understanding of the Rolling Stone’s song “Sympathy for the Devil”…..

  12. metal.lamb ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Excited to check these artists out and subscribe to Vin Caggiano’s channel! Always love your musical variety. Recently been trying to get back into arts myself and some inspiration for guitar pieces seems well timed! Thanks James!

      1. The Last American Vagabond ( User Karma: 1 ) says:

        It really is, I use it as the intro for my show, I found him years ago, and have got to watch him grow. Check out his other music, very solid and a great message.

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