How Songs for the New Revolution Came About
Don't like government control? Want to End the Fed? Opposed to socialism and the New World Order? Opposed to mandatory vaccination, mental health screenings, implanted chips? Do you defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights— including the Second Amendment? Do you have questions about 9/11? Are you an Independent? A Libertarian? A Ron Paul supporter? Are you a freedom fighter? If any of this fits your comfort zone, these songs are for you.
Writing social commentary is nothing new for Neal Fox. In the 70s he had a Top Ten Dance Club Hit with a song about the destruction of the rain forest. [In the Jungle, from A Painting, on RCA.] Since then he's written about alcoholism, school violence (A Zero with a Gun), psychiatric drugs, and the Federal Reserve. In fact his music video, F**k the Fed, won two film festival awards beating out videos with huge lists of credits and big budgets. Although he doesn't depend on profanity to get his message across, there's definitely a time and place for it. When F**k the Fed played on the big screen at a Palm Beach theatre, the audience chanted: "Hey, hey, hey, hey—F**k the Fed!"
With so many hot political issues, with rallies and protests and blogs—oh, my!—the CD idea just came together. Like it or not, we are in the midst of a new revolution. "It takes a lot to wake people up. Most of us ignore trouble signs until it's too late. These songs are for people who aren't happy with the status quo and are willing to stand up for a cause. They're the new heroes." In fact Neal wrote a song especially for them: On the Backs of the Few.
Fox has a new name for this type of music: socio-politi-pop. “When I used to describe my music as social commentary people sort of stared. It really sounded dull. So now I’m calling it sociopolitipop, because I like my songs to stir things up and get people talking. Like my videos do.”
Taking some songs from earlier releases because they fit the theme, adding Take Out the Trash and On the Backs of the Few, and ending with F**k the Fed, the CD was complete. We hope you enjoy it.
1) Take Out the Trash: Crooked politicians, International Bankers, Dictators and all their bad ideas go bye-bye.
2) (This is the Day) Jon Q Got Mad: He knew too much so the government had to silence him.
3) Something's Wrong: Yup.
4) Sheep: We're not talking farm animals here.
5) On the Backs of the Few: Fortunately this group is growing.
6) We're All Gonna Be There (When She Dies): Apathy kills freedom. We're not gonna let this happen.
7) We Got the Power: Psychiatry's anthem.
8) A Cold Day is Coming: And you'd best be prepared.
9) F**k the Fed: End the Fed!
About the Artist
Neal Fox has been signed to Polydor, Columbia and RCA records with a charted single and Top Ten Dance Club Hit. He has written for film and TV, receiving numerous songwriting, Clio and film festival awards. He currently records on his own label, Wire Duck Records and licenses his songs through Foxalot Music.