Complaint Rock
A protest song is a song which is associated with a movement for social change and hence part of the broader category of topical songs (or songs connected to current events). It may be folk, classical, or commercial in genre.
Among social movements that have an associated body of songs are the abolition movement, women's suffrage, the labor movement, the human rights movement, civil rights, the anti-war movement and 1960s counterculture, the feminist movement, the sexual revolution, the gay rights movement, animal rights movement, vegetarianism and veganism, and environmentalism.
Protest songs are frequently situational, having been associated with a social movement through context. "Goodnight Irene", for example, acquired the aura of a protest song because it was written by Lead Belly, a black convict and social outcast, although on its face it is a love song. Or they may be abstract, expressing, in more general terms, opposition to injustice and support for peace, or free thought, but audiences usually know what is being referred to. Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", a song in support of universal brotherhood, is a song of this kind. It is a setting of a poem by Schiller celebrating the continuum of living beings (who are united in their capacity for feeling pain and pleasure and hence for empathy), to which Beethoven himself added the lines that all men are brothers. Songs which support the status quo do not qualify as protest songs.
Protest song texts may have significant cognitive content. The labor movement musical Pins and Needles summed up the definition of a protest song in a number called "Sing Me a Song of Social Significance." Phil Ochs once explained, "A protest song is a song that's so specific that you cannot mistake it for shit".
An 18th-century example of topical song intended as a feminist protest song is "Rights of Woman" (1795), sung to the tune of "God Save the King", written anonymously by "A Lady", and published in the Philadelphia Minerva, October 17, 1795. There is no evidence that it was ever sung as a movement song, however. A more recent song advocating sexual liberation is "Sexo" (1985) by Los Prisioneros.

This is an excerpt from the article Complaint Rock from the Wikipedia free encyclopedia. A list of authors is available at Wikipedia.
The article Complaint Rock at en.wikipedia.org was accessed 26 times in the last 30 days. (as of: 05/22/2014)
Images on Complaint Rock
Preview image:
Original:
Search results from Google and Bing
1
>30
1
Complaint rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Complaint Rock is a term used to variously refer to protest songs and music (see for example: Austin 2004; TalkToday at USToday.com; Music Reviews at The ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complaint_rock
2
>30
2
90s Complaint rock and Love songs - YouTube
"90s Complaint Rock and Love songs", a playlist created by Chelsea Gregg.
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9185147F2B939A72
3
>30
3
Eric on the Charts: Genre: Complaint Rock
Oct 27, 2010 ... The Complaint Rock song is always painfully earnest: someone wants you to feel their torment. Since Complaint Rock values drama over ...
ericonthecharts.blogspot.com/2010/10/genre-complaint-rock.html
4
>30
4
90's Complaint Rock | Facebook
90's Complaint Rock. 3 likes · 0 talking about this. Music.
www.facebook.com/pages/90s-Complaint-Rock/100652946643542
5
>30
5
Dr. Cranquis' Mumbled Gripes — Chief Complaint: “Rock in ear ...
Jul 29, 2013 ... Chief Complaint: “Rock in ear.” Story: “Well, little Cole didn't want to take his nap, so he stuck a rock in his ear…” ” — This just in: “Going to the ...
cranquis.tumblr.com/post/56819473312/chief-complaint-rock-in-ear-story-well
6
>30
6
Complaint rock | 'Bama on the Brain
May 16, 2012 ... Posts about Complaint Rock written by bamababy531.
bama-on-the-brain.com/category/complaint-rock/
7
>30
7
complaint rock - Spyderco
I don't like to rock the boat, but I've had the same problem twice and I feel it is worth mentioning. I recently felt I had to try to disassemble a ...
www.spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?28176-complaint-rock
8
>30
8
Complaint rock music - Listen free at Last.fm
Listen to Complaint Rock radio. Free Complaint Rock mp3 downloads available. Top Complaint Rock artists: Eels, The Smiths, The Magnetic Fields.
www.last.fm/tag/complaint%20rock
9
>30
9
City of Round Rock - File a Complaint
Complaints against a Round Rock police officer may be made by phone, by letter , or in person. In order to file a complaint you may contact Lieutenant Andy ...
www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=577
10
>30
10
Complaint Rock - Listen to Keane, Free on Pandora Internet Radio
Listen to Complaint Rock on Pandora. Discover new music you'll love, listen to free personalized Complaint Rock.
www.pandora.com/station/b1ddfece63c825b02c7947f192859045c874869f84047ca8
Search results for "Complaint Rock"
Google: approx. 62.600.000
Complaint Rock in science
Discrimination and Harassment Policy - Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock University's discrimination and harassment policy seeks to provide an ... To the extent possible, complaint investigations and recommendations of ...
Slippery Rock University of Pa - Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania ...
Complaints History of Slippery Rock University of Pa, 1 Morrow Way, 1768623, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, 16057, United States.
Lawsuit targets Slippery Rock - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sep 7, 2013 ... The parents of a Slippery Rock University student who collapsed and died at basketball practice two ... According to the complaint, Jack Hill Jr.
The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (StudentsReview ...
Student and alumni reviews of The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA and Summary, Student Opinion, Tuition, Application, Sports of  ...
Consumer Complaints for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania ...
BBB's Complaints For Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania that includes background information, consumer experience, BBB Accreditation status, BBB ...
Student Reviews - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (SRU ...
Check out real student reviews about Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania on Cappex. ... Slippery Rock Univ. of Pennsylvania (SRU) Reviews. Check out ...
Slippery Rock U. Resolves Retaliation Complaint by 2 in Athletics ...
Dec 21, 2011 ... Slippery Rock U. Resolves Retaliation Complaint by 2 in Athletics Dept. comment . Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has settled a ...
Student Complaints : Distance and Extended Learning : Texas State ...
... Questions · Texas State University Round Rock Campus · Student Complaints ... University policy indicates that student complaints should be directed to the ...
Complaint rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Complaint Rock is a term used to variously refer to protest songs and music (see for ... Mainstream Mediocrity, at: The Declaration (University of Virginia online ...
Books on the term Complaint Rock
Hundred Block Rock
Hundred Block Rock
Bud Osborn, 1999
complaint. of. an. advocate. sad, lord tired and worn and sick so sick of power politics of turf wars of meetings and committees and subcommittees sick of everything that loses focus because every deception every agenda every meeting every ...
The Foundations of Rock: From "Blue Suede Shoes" to "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
The Foundations of Rock: From "Blue Suede Shoes" to "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Walter Everett, 2008
A comprehensive introduction to the inner workings of rock music, The Foundations of Rock goes back to the heart of the music itself from the time of its birth through the end of classic rock. Walter Everett expertly takes readers through all aspects of the music and its lyrics, leading fans and listeners to new insights and new ways to develop the...
Between Rock and a Hard Place: In Defense of Rock Hudson: ...
Between Rock and a Hard Place: In Defense of Rock Hudson: ...
Robert Parker Mills, 2010
Luckily, I was able to get the Estate's personally appointed lawyers that represented Rock Hudson's Estate in the Probate Court to dismiss the cross complaint, as it pertained to the Estate. Otherwise, I would have been stuck without a client ...
I Wanna Be Me: Rock Music and the Politics of Identity (Sound Matters)
I Wanna Be Me: Rock Music and the Politics of Identity (Sound Matters)
Theodore Gracyk, 2001
In this follow-up to Rhythm and Noise: An Aesthetics of Rock, Gracyk (philosophy, Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead) proves himself to be an extraordinary cognoscente of rock music. With his knowledgeable and well-presented arguments, he challenges readers to reconsider the stereotypes that many modern titans of cultural studies have slapped on rock ...
Beacon Rock Capital, LLC and Thomas Gerbasio: Securities and ...
Beacon Rock Capital, LLC and Thomas Gerbasio: Securities and ...
Patrick Meehan
defendant BEACON ROCK that it place trades in amounts that fell below the funds' “radar” so that the funds would not detect the prohibited market timing trades. As described above, defendants BEACON ROCK and GERBASIO also used the ...
The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll
The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll
Charlie Gillett, 1996
The rise of rock-and-roll--in a nutshell, with particular attention paid to the business side of the equation. Charlie Gillett, a British journalist, loves the music, and his passion is evident throughout. Yet the greatest strength of the book is the way Gillett tracks the resistance of the music industry to early rock-and-roll, which was followed ...
Joseph A. Ferona Jr., et al.: Securities and Exchange ...
Joseph A. Ferona Jr., et al.: Securities and Exchange ...
Elizabeth Krupa
... interstate commerce, in connection with the transactions, acts, practices, and courses of business alleged in this Complaint. ... Joseph A. Ferona Jr. age 43, is a resident of Castle Rock, Colorado and directs and controls Castle Rock Trading  ...
The Foundations of Rock : From "Blue Suede Shoes" to "Suite: ...
The Foundations of Rock : From "Blue Suede Shoes" to "Suite: ...
Department of Music Theory The University of Michigan Walter Everett Associate Professor of Music and Chair, 2008
The most universal complaint of adults in the 1950s and '60s: “rock 'n' roll is NOISE.” There were many reasons for this reaction: rock singers, when they belted out their songs, placed little or no value on any ideal beauty of tone that had been ...
Roxie and the Hooligans
Roxie and the Hooligans
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 2007
Grade 2-4-In this beginning chapter book, nine-year-old Roxie Warbler knows just what to do if she finds herself buried in an avalanche, but she doesn't know what to do about Helvetia's Hooligans. The gang at Public School Number Thirty-Seven has chosen her to be Victim of the Year, thanks to her ears, which stick straight out. The Hoolig...
Development of Google searches


Blog posts on the term
Complaint Rock
STORRS, Conn.: UConn says coach aware of sex assault complaint | College | Rock Hill Herald Online
Former Connecticut football coach Paul Pasqualoni said Wednesday he was never told that one of his players had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus.
www.heraldonline.com/2013/11/06/5378817/ap-newsbreak-uconn-coach-not-alerted.html
groupon Complaint - Rock n Row whitewater rafting in Cotopaxi, CO - Rafting trip
groupon Review: "DO NOT buy this groupon...we paid for a level 3-4 rafting trip and got a 1-2 trip! This was a big scam!" Visit to learn more.
groupon-reviews.measuredup.com/Complaint-Rock-n-Row-whitewater-rafting-in-Cotopaxi-CO-66585
Bulletin Board Case Against Rock Valley College Dismissed; Amended Complaint Filed - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education - FIRE
thefire.org/article/16089.html
Philips Subsidiary Allegedly Discriminated against Whistleblower who Claims Products Linked to Fires | Open Media Boston
openmediaboston.org/content/philips-subsidiary-allegedly-discriminated-against-whistleblower-who-claims-products-linked
Montana Judge’s Critics to Bring Complaint to State
Critics of a Montana judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a former teacher who raped a student say they will file a formal complaint calling for the
mooseradio.com/montana-judges-critics-to-bring-complaint-to-state/
Police Log: Girlfriend Throws Rock, Panhandler Complaint - Police & Fire - Milford, MA Patch
milford-ma.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-log-girlfriend-throws-rock-panhandler-complaint
Need help with drum kit noise complaint // Rock Band®
After 3 years of living in my apartment, I finally got a noise complaint about the drums 2 days ago. The neighbor underneath said there had been a loud noise for a few hours. (I don't know if I've had the same neighbor for the past 3 years). I have the RB 1 drums, and the Destroyer pedal. Questions: 1. I tried looking for the official rock band drum silencers. I can't find them. Not even on EBgames.com or gamestop.com. Where can I find them?
www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234002
Ace Bass Rock Star Complaint Letter | Guitar Fail
.
www.guitarfail.com/ace-bass-rock-star-complaint-letter/
Craft Works: Engineer Your Way To Rock Stardom With The LittleBits Synth Kit | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Fun with engineering! You can build your own instrument with the newest kit from LittleBits. Reggie Watts will show you how it's done.
www.fastcompany.com/3021182/most-creative-people/craft-works-engineer-your-way-to-rock-stardom-with-the-littlebits-synth
My annual complaint: 100 artists who deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Aren’t | The Northumbrian Countdown
I am sorry to my longtime readers about my lack of presidential posts after an ambitious start. I am still adjusting to a new (and married) life in Singapore, and recent geopolitical events have made me once again despair of my ability to make sense of complex gordian knots that all leaders face. How can…
northumbriancountdown.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/my-annual-complaint-100-artists-who-deserve-to-be-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-but-arent/
123