The M.O.B. Project
Musicians to Oust Bush
I’d only heard of two of the contributors to this compilation of anti-Bush songs—Anton Barbeau and Greg Brown—but was pleasantly surprised by the way the folk tradition of protest songs has been interpreted in a wide range of musical styles, including a couple of rap numbers. Among the highlights are Pierce Woodward’s “Leave No Millionaire Behind” and Adam Brodsky’s “Uncivil Rights.” Daniel Mackenzie’s “WWJD” takes a soft jazz-rock approach to demanding to know when, exactly, Jesus said it was OK to make war for oil. And the Mammals’ “The Bush Boys” puts a new spin on a classic: Instead of buying a mockingbird to quiet a crying baby, daddy buys a Supreme Court judge. Instructions for obtaining a copy of this free CD are at www.benjinichols.com.