Albums I've Listened To While Reading Billy Bragg's The Progressive Patriot
There were many albums mentioned that I didn't decide to listen to, these are some mentioned specifically in Bragg's book.
- •The Everly Brothers - Songs Our Daddy Taught UsThe song "Down in the Willow Garden" is a version of the English murder ballad "The Oxford Girl".
- •Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of SilenceBilly Bragg was such a huge fan and I have to admit I've only heard selected works of Paul Simon's solo works.
- •Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk MusicI did not know I needed this in my life.
- •Billy Bragg - Back To BasicsMy first Bragg album.
- •Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid AveI mean how can I not listen to Billy Bragg and Wilco singing lyrics by Woody Guthrie.
- •Eddie and the Hot Rods - Get Your Balls OffMentioned in the book was the "Live At The Marquee" EP but it wasn't on iTunes. Billy Bragg called it a "revelation" and that they became the epitome of British punk.
- •The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some ActionPoppy. Probably too poppy for me.
- •The Clash - s/tThis album isn't mentioned by name, the chapter titled "Rock Against Racism" opens with Bragg resolute over love for the Stones and his skepticism of punk but ends with his entire world changing by seeing The Clash change at the Rainbow Theatre in 1977 (he only attended to watch their opening act, The Jam)