The Tiger in Your Tank – Climate Change & Protest

“The ecological catastrophe begins rehearsing in the sixties”, writes Allen Ginsberg in the preface to Timothy Leary’s Jail Notes in 1970 – and for more than half a century, political systems are unwilling to fight that development.

On the occasion of this week’s Global Climate Strike, declared by Fridays for Future, here are sounds of protest by Atom™, Diane Di Prima, Janek Schaefer, Leslie Winer, and others – realized between the early 1940s and 2020.

Featured cover art: Gary Clail / On-U Sound System ‎– End Of The Century Party

Gary Clail & On-U Soundsystem – Privatise the Air Part 1

music against the neoliberal doctrine of Thatcherism (1989, On-U Sound)

The Fugs – Exorcising the evil Spirits from the Pentagon October 21, 1967

an attempt at (1967, Reprise Records)

The Almanac Singers – Which Side are you on?

an anthem of labor song (early 1940s, Folkways Records)

Leslie Winer – 5

addressing power structures in a laid back style (1990, Transglobal)

Amiri Baraka – Dope

in a rage about the political system in the U.S. (1980, Folkways Records)

Anna Lockwood & Harvey Matusow – End

climate change appears as a fantasy world (1970, Sveriges Radio)

Atom™ – R3V

life after the revolution (2020, Raster)

Klaus Beyer – Unser deutscher Wald

reflecting the prediction of vanishing forests (1983, Subraum)

Dennis Dragon – 25 Years at the same Spot

observing changes at Malibu Beach (1982, Freeway Records)

Joseph Beuys – Description of existing World social and political Systems

thoughts about the nature of systems (1974, Audio Arts)

Sue Ann Harkey – The Greenhouse Effect

approaching the Greenhouse Effect philosophically (1986, Auxilio De Cientos)

Allen Ginsberg – A Tale of the Tribe (from the preface to T. Leary’s “Jail Notes”)

the ecological catastrophe begins rehearsing in the sixties (1997, Mercury)

Diane Di Prima – Revolutionary Letter No. 16

mixing utopian anarchism with ecological awareness (1969, Giorno Poetry Systems)

The Evolution Control Committee – Pollution

polluted air is all around (1996, self released)

Janek Schaefer – Imagine a World… 

detrimental consequences of a way of life (2014, REV. Laboratories)

La Düsseldorf – Geld

problem no. 1 (1978, Strand)

Jean C. Roché – Palmar

an ideal world (1973, L’Oiseau Musicien)

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