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Patrick Dodd and Small Revolutions | War Crimes (feat. Michael Zimmerman)

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War Crimes (feat. Michael Zimmerman)

by Patrick Dodd and Small Revolutions

War Crimes is my favorite CD. Why? Michael Zimmerman. Amazing lead guitar, nice harmony, the best recording engineering yet... The best mandolin play I know of in the NW, Jeremy Wagner joins in with monster drummer KC Case, and Salley Cowen on....
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  Song Share Time Download
1. War Eagle (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
5:16 $0.99
2. Anti-Corporate Rant (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
4:30 $0.99
3. Barren Ground (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
3:24 $0.99
4. God Looks Down
4:12 $0.99
5. Gone Without a Kiss (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
5:46 $0.99
6. Who Gives a Damn? (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
5:45 $0.99
7. Prayer from the Rubble (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
7:28 $0.99
8. Sacred Groves (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
3:51 $0.99
9. Madeline's Graveyard (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
3:29 $0.99
10. Seven Souls (feat. Kristen Zimmerman & Michael Zimmerman)
4:21 $0.99
11. The Verdict (feat. Michael Zimmerman)
5:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
During the winter of 2006, I gathered up a group of remarkable artists for a very special recording project. We came together in the joy of creation, but also with grim purpose. Wars and the rumors of wars raged like killer storms all around us during that dark time, and to our dismay war was once again popular with the masses. As always anti-war voices were reaching out to one another; trying to resist the battle cry of the blood lusting masses; trying as Lennon said, to “give peace a chance” and my partner M. C. and I were doing anything would could to advance that slim thread of sane dialogue. Those who know us were not surprised that original music would be part of what we offered. We decided that even though it would be unpopular at the coliseum, the time was right to do a recording of the ant-war songs that I had written. As a composer I shy away from peace songs, because I think the struggle for survival of our tribes and of Earth will not be a peaceful time, but I also believe that war plays no positive role on our long tough road to peace. So, with our friends and loved ones, we created a collection of anti-war songs. We decided to call the Cd “War Crimes”. We recorded songs about working people duped into killing other working people because their respective bosses couldn’t decide how to split up the booty they had stolen from the very people they sent to their deaths. We recorded songs about the wars we declare upon Earth in the name of comfort and vanity. We did it knowing that war, in all of its awful ramifications, is tough to talk, or sing about minus its trappings of patriotism and religion, but, during these days of high definition 24 hour fascist news cycles, our callous, battered souls bear witness daily to the inescapable fact that the truth about war must be spoken in every town hall, church, bar room, dinner table and town square on Earth. So, with the aid of some of the finest musicians a song writer was ever blessed to work with: Jeremy Wagens on mando et all, Sally Cowens on multi-focus percussion, K. C. Case on traps, Ian Finneran on bass, Kristen Zimmerman on lead and backing vocals and my friend and producer Michael Zimmerman on electric and acoustic rhythm guitar; M. C. and I have done what we could to resist. We loved the way it turned out and feel we have, as the man said, “…tried in our way to be true”. The idea at the core of this project was not popular when we recorded it, but anti-war music, like all things that resist that madness, is often the last idea standing when once again war proves, at great cost to ourselves, our tribes, our nations and our Earth, that killing the innocent sows only the bitter seeds of the defeat of us all. We very much hope you will enjoy these songs and that they will in some way help you to resist this war, and the next, until War is no more. As always we will see you in the streets.

Patrick Douglas Dodd 12/12/12



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