Anorak | A Protest Thong

A Protest Thong

by | 7th, April 2004

‘THE anti-war protestors who marched on Parliament lacked a charismatic leader, a chant (‘Not in my name’ was decidedly uncatchy) and above all else a decent song.

Every protest needs a protest song. But who to sing it? Gareth Gates? Will Young? Westlife? They at least would be able to sing a cover version of someone else’s call for rebellion, although the stools would have to go.

But really there is only ever one candidate to gel the masses, and it has to be Bob Dylan, the reedy-voiced man with the simple cadence and incisive lyrics.

But ‘All along the watchtower, homesick blues, rolling stone mama’ will have to wait a while yet because Dylan is currently campaigning against unfeminine and chafing underwear.

The Independent lets it

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow

Posted: 7th, April 2004 | In: Broadsheets Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink