Part 3

Part 3: Shouting at the Hard of Hearing

Chapter 10: On the Good Side

Since I cover so many songs in this chapter, I’ve put together a Spotify playlist that includes most of them.

 

Audio-only for “Travelin’ Soldier” by the Dixie Chicks, from Home (2002).

 

God (or what have you) bless NOFX. A different live version of this song was released on the enhanced CD version of The War on Errorism (2003).

 

Here’s Devendra Banhart playing “Charles C. Leary” and “Michigan State” live in 2002.

 

The Dixie Chicks’ performance of “Not Ready to Make Nice” on the Grammy Awards in February 2007 that’s discussed at the end of this chapter.

 

Chapter 11: Shouting at the Hard of Hearing

Official video for Springsteen’s “We Take Care of Our Own” from Wrecking Ball (2012).

 

Springsteen performing “The River” at the No Nukes concerts in September 1979.

 

Not directly related but I can’t resist it: Flannery O’Connor reading from her essay “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction” recorded sometime around 1960.

 

The original video for “Atlantic City” from Nebraska (1982).

 

The first full-band version of “Atlantic City” performed in Paris, 1985 on the Born in the USA tour. I should have noted just how much this version slows down from the tempo Max Weinberg starts with.

 

Audio-only of the Live in New York City version (2000).

 

Finally, the Seeger Sessions Band version, live, from 2007.

 

Chapter 12: Living in the Interval

Since this chapter covers the entirety of To Pimp a Butterfly, here’s the Spotify embed:

 

Footage of protestors in Cleveland, Ohio chanting the hook of “Alright” in July 2015. This is the event mentioned in the book.

 

Brother D and the Collective Effort, “How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise?” (1980), audio-only. So many clips I can include from the history of rap, I’ll probably keep updating them.

 

Full version of Public Enemy’s video for “Fight the Power” released as a single in 1989 and on Fear of a Black Planet in 1990.

 

Talib Kweli’s official video for “The Proud” from Quality (2002).

 

Kendrick Lamar performing “i” on Saturday Night Live in November 2014, a version different from the single and more like the album version. Unique all on its own. The breakdown is sick.

 

Janelle Monáe and Wondaland performing “Hell You Talmbout” live in August 2015. I chose this because it’s so powerful to see and hear despite the imperfect recording. Here’s a link to the recorded version.

 

The official video for “Cry No More” by Rhiannon Giddens (2015).

 

Chapter 13: Bodies in the River

The official video for “The Body Electric” by Hurray for the Riff Raff (2014).

 

Blind Willie McTell’s 1949 recording of “Delia”:

Bob Dylan’s version of “Delia” from a certain set of near-legendary shows in 1993 which Columbia/Sony should release after they let me write the liner notes.

 

Johnny Cash performing “Delia” live in 1994 on the Late Show with David Letterman.