#1075: 1985, The Redskins, Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)

by George_East on May 2, 2016

Today is May Day.  International Workers’ Day.  Well  by the time this post is up, the Bank Holiday to celebrate it.  So time for a proper socialist song.

This is from an era, the mid-1980s, when even the pop bands like Wham! and Simply Red were political. The Redskins were the real thing though, giving up being in a band because it interfered with their activism.  Sadly, that activism was as members of the SWP. But you can’t have it all.

And it is a cracking song.  A soul classic.

Paper sellers of the world unite!



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