Death of Rachel Corrie
Music Video of current condition in Palestine. A song about Racel Corrie, an American peace activist who was run over by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003.
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By Doughty, Nos at Feb 03, 2008 21:49 PM
Billy Bragg is an aquired taste. When I first heard him I didn\'t like it either. Now I love his music - and I think this song is pretty good. The thing to remember with Billy Bragg is that some of his songs are \'pop\' songs, and some (like this one) are \'protest\' songs. They have the same sort of feel to them, a simple marching (droning?) quality. I think they\'re part of some sort of older UK tradition of bardic stoytelling... the main purpose appears to be to inform. If you get a Billy Bragg collection his work appears to be about half this type and half the more pop-song type. I can assure you that he *can* rhyme and make *really* good pop music when he feels like it!
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By Okazaki, Richard at Jan 24, 2008 22:22 PM
By Okazaki, Richard
I have been following the story of Rachel Corrie since it first appeared on Znet and the song by Billy Bragg is beautiful and precise in expressing what I thought and felt (and more) about Rachel Corrie and the treatment she has received both in her death and by the director of the New York theatre. I was deeply moved. Thank you Billy Bragg!
By Grubacic, Andrej at Jan 21, 2008 13:41 PM
I am confused. Perhaps this is a parody of some sort.
By Dominick, Brian at Jan 20, 2008 14:23 PM
This could possibly be the worst-sounding song I\'ve ever heard, though runners up include several other Bragg songs. How hard is it to rhyme? Also, pretty mundane subject-matter. Why not memorialize the Palestinian resistance instead of one of the few white people to die in Palestine?
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