Friday, July 11, 2008

September 11 ~ The Rock Opera

Not willing to leave well enough alone my discovery of the Clear Channel list of songs deemed inappropriate to play after September 11, 2001 looked to me like all the material needed to compose a playlist as a soundtrack for September 11, the great American tragedy of our time, in the form of a Rock Opera.
The events of September 11 have been so obscenely used to promote a variety of agendas from war to political campaigns. In using the banned songs to commemorate those tragic events I mean to reclaim the story with some great music.

Peter Paul & Mary ~ Leaving on a Jet Plane

Each of these songs were banned by Clear Channel after September 11

Intro - Early Morning September 11, 2001
Morning Has Broken/Cat Stevens
Leaving on a Jet Plane/Peter, Paul And Mary
The Boy from New York City/The Ad Libs
Walk Like an Egyptian/The Bangles

Scene 1: The Twin Towers
Seek & Destroy/Metallica
Wipeout/The Surfaris
Rescue Me/Fontella Bass
Great Balls of Fire/Jerry Lee Lewis
I'm On Fire/Bruce Springsteen
Free Fallin'/Tom Petty
He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother/The Hollies

Scene 2: The Pentagon & A Field in Pennsylvania

Another One Bites the Dust/Queen
War/Edwin Starr
Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Bob Dylan
Johnny Angel/Shelley Fabares

Finale: The Aftermath
Have You Seen Her/MC Hammer
She's Not There/The Zombies
Bridge Over Troubled Water/Simon & Garfunkel
Get Together/The Youngbloods
Dust In the Wind/Kansas

Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water

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