Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Billy Bragg's Ode to Joy

In our new book, Kerry Candaele describes his trip to England to interview Billy Bragg about the folk/punk singer's bold rewriting of the lyrics to the "Ode to the Joy" -- and then performing it for the Queen, with the London Philharmonic backing him.  It's a helluva story, if I say so myself,  a full chapter in our story.  Of course, we also learn how this fits into Billy's career and musical/political goals.  Here's Billy's full version:

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