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Sound/Systems #002 – Antifascist Punk

10 November 2020

This month Sound/Systems explores how Marxist thought influenced punk aesthetics, music and ideology. This episode provides a historical genealogy of “antifascist punk” in late 1980s America, when “commie skinheads” were forced into militant antifascist organising against a rising tide of neo-nazi skins infiltrating their music scene and inciting violence in their hometowns. Sound/Systems host Elissa explains who the antifascist punks were and how they adapted their tactics from post-World War II movements in Europe, forming a network of groups like the Anti-Racist Action and Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice.

 

Playlist

01 MDC - Live In Los Angeles 1984
02 Violent Society - Comin' Back For You (Live From CBGB's)
03 MDC - Born To Die
04 The Dicks - No Nazi Friend
05 The Toasters - Shebeen (Live In Munich 1997)
06 Bob Marley - Punky Reggae Party
07 Napalm Death - Unchallenged Hate
08 The Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
09 The Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia
10 The Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles
11 H20 - Nazi Punks Fuck Off
12 Black Flag - Rise Above
13 Black Flag - Depression
14 Black Flag - Rat's Eyes
15 The Minutemen - Corona
16 The Minutemen - History Lesson Part II
17 The Minutemen - Fascist
18 The Minutemen - Maybe Partying will Help
19 Ghoti Hook - Where Is My Mind
20 No Artist - Never Forget

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