Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A song a day: The Herd - 77%

OWS edition: The Herd are a hip hop collective from Sydney who have been long producing the best Australian hip hop which explores the political landscape of the country (I'm slightly biased as I have a vague connection there). During the deep, dark years under the conservative government of John Howard, there was the disgrace of the Tampa affair (google it). This national shame was supported by 77% of the Australian population but the Herd responded in kind with a song that proclaimed "77% of Aussies are racist" and the classic chorus "Wake up, this country needs a fucking shake up/Wake up, these cunts need a shake up." They've produced a number of other great songs and are worth checking out.


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