Songs About Breaking Free, Kanye Review, RIP Lee Scratch Perry
As Sound Opinions celebrates our first year as an independent production, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about breaking free. They also review the new album by Kanye West, pay tribute to Lee Scratch Perry and play recent listener comments.
Kanye's tenth studio album, Donda, is named for his late mother and was released after three stadium-sized listening events, the last of which brought out personas non grata DaBaby and Marilyn Manson.
Songs About Breaking Free
To mark our first anniversary as an independent production we’re sharing songs about breaking free from your past.
Queen, "I Want To Break Free"
Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"
Eric B. and Rakim, "Teach The Children"
Janet Jackson, "Control"
The Velvet Underground, "I’m Set Free"
Florence + The Machine, "Dog Days Are Over"
The Rolling Stones, "I’m Free"
Lee "Scratch" Perry
The dub reggae innovator Lee "Scratch" Perry died August 29 at age 85. His impact as a performer and producer can be heard in hip-hop, punk and dance music.
We hear feedback from listeners on recent episodes, including the Woodstock 99 documentary, Latin music and buried treasures.
Teenage Fanclub, "Free Again," Free Again (Single), K, 1992
Kanye West, "Jail," Donda, Def Jam, 2021
Kanye West, "Jesus Lord," Donda, Def Jam, 2021
Kanye West, "Donda," Donda, Def Jam, 2021
Kanye West, "Off The Grid," Donda, Def Jam, 2021
Queen, "I Want To Break Free," The Works, EMI, 1984
Janet Jackson, "Control ," Control, A&M, 1986
Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Redemption Song," Uprising, Tuff Gong, 1980
The Velvet Underground, "I'm Set Free," The Velvet Underground, MGM, 1969
The Rolling Stones, "I'm Free," Out Of Our Heads, London, 1965
The Rolling Stones, "I'm Free," Stripped, Virgin, 1995
The Rolling Stones, "I'm Free," Shine A Light, Polydor, 2008
The Soup Dragons, "I'm Free," Lovegod, Big Life, 1990
Dua Lipa, "I'm Free," (Unreleased), NA, 2020
Alex Chilton, "Free Again," Alex Chilton's Lost Decade, Fan Club, 1985
Eric B. and Rakim, "Teach the Children," Don't Sweat the Technique, MCA, 1992
Florence + the Machine, "Dog Days Are Over," Lungs, Island, 2009
Lee "Scratch" Perry, "I Am the Upsetter," Trojan Reggae: Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae Classics 1967-1974, Sanctuary, 1998
Max Romeo & The Upsetters, "Chase The Devil," War Ina Babylon, Island, 1976
Venus Skytrip, "Star," Psychlona, Ripple, 2020
Kali Uchis, "telepatía," Sin Miedo (del Amor Y Otros Demonios) ∞, Interscope, 2020
Jaimie Branch, "theme 001 (Live)," FLY or DIE LIVE, International Anthem, 2021
Art d'Ecco, "Tv God," In Standard Definition, Paper Bag, 2021
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