Return (Ever Reviled Records, 0005, 2003)
Now that Neil Young and other famous names are jumping on the anti-Bush
bandwagon, it is important to credit artists like David Rovics who have been
protesting against the war mongerers in the White House for much longer. Some protest singers are on the dull side of music, but Rovics is clearly very musical and his passionate lyrics are accompanied by
great folk rock and Americana music.
The album deals with touchy issues like the rights of the Palestinian people and leftist perspectives,
which is almost a rarity in American society, where the so called liberals, or
progressives, are closer to middle-of-the-road European centrists.
One may agree or disagree with Rovics ideas, but what is true is that his
voice is part of the much needed freedom of speech that the United States is
struggling to defend.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.