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
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.
1. The Revolution Starts Now
2. Home To Houston
3. Rich Man's War
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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