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Steve Earle
The Revolution Starts Now
Artemis Records

If it were not for social causes some artists wouldn't have a career. For the past 25 years Steve Earle has combined his songwriting with political activism. The Revolution Starts Now maintains the principles of the outspoken singer with layers of sarcasm and cynical view points aimed directly at the current administration.

Released prior to the presidential election, there was no doubt where Steve Earle stood. Tracks "Rich Man's War" and "Warrior" are anti-war protest anthems without apology. He mocks the then Secretary of Defense with the reggae flavored "Condi, Condi" In between the protest rallies Earle tells tales of everyday life with an alt country aftertaste.

Like Springsteen and Jackson Browne, Steve Earle is a rarity in music because he's not afraid to speak his mind - if only more people were listening.

-Tony Engelhart

1. The Revolution Starts Now
2. Home To Houston
3. Rich Man's War
4. Warrior
5. The Gringo's Tale
6. Condi, Condi
7. F the CC
8. Comin' Around
9. I Thought You Should Know
10. The Seeker
11. The Revolution Starts Now

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