Up & Shout - Hard-Hitting Songs for Social Change and a New
Australia is being released in conjunction with GetUp! The CD
over 75 minutes of songs about issues that affect all of us: AWA's,
refugees, the environment, unionism, greedy business, inept politicians
and how the hell we always seem to be at war.
Eric Bogle, Solidarity Choir, Judy Small, Jack Mancor, Touchwood,
Borderers, Margaret Walters & John Warner, Bernard Carney, Steve
Beavis, Mike McClellan, Pat Drummond, Working Voices Choir, Rachel
Gadd, Dermot Dorgan, Danny Spooner, Peter Hicks, Bruce Watson, Wheeze
& Suck Band, Barney Pilgrams, Jim Leeses, Jim Low, Kuta Beach Band.
Yes, you'd be right in thinking these are some of Australia's best rebel songwriters and singers.
'Stand Up & Shout'
'(Hard-hitting songs for social change and a new Australia)'
STAND UP & SHOUT! was born of troubled parents: disappointment and frustration. Disappointment that our great country has seemingly abandoned its heard-earned values, turned its back on unionism, refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, incarcerated refugees seeking asylum, led us into undeclared wars, introduced draconian workplace legislation, sold our media and culture down the drain and encouraged rampant commercial greed. Frustration that we have not moved closer to a Republic, (other than the United States of America), and frustrated that we stand under a cloud of conservatism that defies our larrikin spirit of independence and fair play.
On a bright note, it is important to realize this is still a great country girt by sea, at peace under the Southern Cross, abounding in natural resources, especially its greatest resource of all, its people. It is these same people who can and will change the path of Australia, steer it into the blue, out of wars, around unfair laws, towards a Republic, and to a new Australia that we can all be rightfully proud of.
To be effective the people’s voice has to be heard. To be heard it must sing out like a massed choir. Solidarity has been the keyword of unionism for over a hundred years but it now applies to all of us. We must be unified in our voice.
This collection of thought-provoking songs came together from a good idea – from little things big things grow – and would never have happened without the enthusiasm of the songwriters and singers who set the ball rolling. All the artists on STAND UP & SHOUT! have donated their artist royalties to GetUp! www.getup.org.au because they believe the politically unaligned grassroots organization does an effective job in communicating issues that effect one and all of us. That can’t be a bad thing!
STAND UP & SHOUT! is a testament to the continuing role of song in political activism. Songs can sometimes get a hearing where politicians and big business cannot, and never will. We are not telling people how to vote but to vote with their hearts, not pockets. We hope this collection opens some minds to a new Australia.
1. Love Is The Answer – The BordererS
2. 10,000 Miles Away – Pat Drummond
3. Refuge For A Refugee – Bernard Carney
4. The Heartland – Mike McClellan
5. Falling Down – Kuta Beach Band
6. The Contract – Eric Bogle
7. No More War – Jim Low
8. A Small Price To Pay – Dermot Dorgan
9. Not Just A Refugee – Steve Bevis
10. Spanner In The Works – Jack Mancor
11. Some Things Were Not Meant To Fade – Rachael Gadd
12. Our Best Friend – Judy Small
13. A Modern Chief Executive – Jim Lesses
14. Bye Bye Awards – Working Voice Choir
15. All For Me Job – Peter Hicks
16. Axises of Evil – Solidarity Choir
17. The Sorry Song – Bruce Watson
18. Duopenilitis – Barney Pilgrims
19. Down Workers, Go Down! – The Wheeze & Suck Band
20. Taken – Touchwood
21. Join Your Union – Margaret Walters & John Warner
22. Bring Out The Banners – Danny Spooner
Stand Up & Shout
CD review by Kevin McCarthy
It’s election time and what better
way to put the important election
issues into perspective than listening
to the new compilation Stand Up &
Stand Up & Shout is the music of
tour time - bringing together some of
Australia's most talented songwriters
and singers who all have something
to shout about!
Stand Up & Shout was born of
troubled parents - disappointment
Disappointment that our great
country has seemingly abandoned
its hard-earned values, turned its
back on unionism, refused to ratify
the Kyoto Protocol, incarcerated
refugees seeking asylum, led us
into undeclared wars, introduced
draconian workplace legislation,
sold our media and culture down
the drain, and encouraged rampant
Frustration that we have not
moved closer to a Republic (other
than the USA), and frustrated that we
stand under a cloud of conservatism
that defi es our larrikin spirit of
independence and fair play.
Stand Up & Shout contains 22
hard-hitting songs for social change
and a new Australia that range from
satirical to gut-wrenching, thought
provoking to celebratory.
Contributors include The
BordererS, Pat Drummond,
Bernard Carney, Mike McClellan,
Kuta Beach Band, Eric Bogle, Jim
Low, Dermot Dorgan, Steve Bevis,
Jack Mancor, Rachael Gadd, Judy
Small, Jim Lesses, Working Voice
Choir, Peter Hicks, Solidarity
Choir, Bruce Watson, Blarney
Pilgrims, Wheeze & Suck Band,
Touchwood, Margaret Walters &
John Warner and Danny Spooner.
Stand Up & Shout is a testament to
the continuing role of song in political
Every track has been independently
produced and many have neverbefore
been commercially available.
All artists have donated their artist
royalties to the politically non-aligned,
grassroots, possum stirring GetUp
Stand Up & Shout is a must-have
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 July, 2008.