Anarchism in Music: In this volume we focus on the vehicle of music. From early folk music to the rise of rock ‘n’ roll; to cabaret and the classical avant garde; to anarchist punk and every other cliché-ridden adjective slapped onto the art form by a parasitic music press keen to impose marketing demographics, we examine the phenomenon of music as protest and song as insurrectionary oral tradition. We hear from street musicians and singer-songwriters, players and performers, ranters, ravers and racket-makers from a variety of genres and traditions who promote a libertarian ideal, sing confrontational songs of freedom or simply ‘make an art form out of cheek’. Every revolution needs a soundtrack after all. Daniel O’Guérin is the editor of back2front magazine, a periodical journal which examines, promotes and critiques radical music, arts, politics and culture since 2003. He runs an independent music label and has also contributed to dozens of other publications since the 1980s when he had this daft idea that things could be much better. CONTENTS Introduction, Daniel O’Guérin —What’s in (A) Song? An Introduction to Libertarian Music?; David Rovics — Busking Memories; Phil Strongman — No Future, Nature Boy; Petesy Burns —The Social Space; Robb Johnson — What I Do; Norman Nawrocki — From Rhythm Activism to Bakunin’s Bum; Boff Whalley — In Defence of Anarchy; ‘Boff’ Whalley —Anarchism and Music: Theory and Practice; Penny Rimbaud — Falling Off the Edge.