Friday, July 8, 2022

VA - Anti War Songs (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3



VA - Anti War Songs (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

An anti-war movement (also antiwar) is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict, unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. The term anti-war can also refer to pacifism, which is the opposition to all use of military force during conflicts, or to anti-war books, paintings, and other works of art. Many activists distinguish between anti-war movements and peace movements. Anti-war activists work through protest and other grassroots means to attempt to pressure a government (or governments) to put an end to a particular war or conflict or to prevent it in advance. Some musicians have taken the call for peace seriously and penned so strong and reflective songs that all take us to a place of questioning what is right.

Some anti-war songs lament aspects of wars, while others satirize war. Most promote peace in some form, while others sing out against specific armed conflicts. Still others depict the physical and psychological destruction that warfare causes to soldiers, innocent civilians, and humanity as a whole. Many of these songs are considered protest songs, and some have been embraced by war-weary people, various peace movements, and peace activists.

Here are 66 such tracks...


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Track lists


01 David Baerwald The Postman 5:34

02 Edwin Star War 3:20

03 Bob Dylan Masters Of War 4:34

04 Cranberries Zombie (Acoustic Version) 4:01

05 Timmy Thomas Why Cant We Live Together 4:21

06 Buffy Sainte-Marie Soldier Blue 3:22

07 Pete Seeger Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) 3:07

08 Bob Dylan John Brown (Live) 5:55

09 Richie Havens Handsome Johnny 3:56

10 Paul Simon The Side Of A Hill 2:15

11 Buffy Sainte-Marie The Universal Soldier 2:18

12 Marvin Gaye What's Going On 3:55

13 John Lennon Imagine 3:07

14 Association Requiem For The Masses 4:00

15 Donovan Legend Of A Girl Child Linda 6:54

16 Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers 4:00

17 Phil Ochs There But For Fortune 2:14

18 Radiohead Harry Patch (In Memory Of) 5:32

19 Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust 5:00

20 Byrds Draft Morning 2:44

21 Yes Yours Is No Disgrace 9:41


22 Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son 2:21

23 Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter 4:32

24 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lucky Man 4:38

25 Barry Mcguire Eve Of Destruction 3:35

26 Cat Stevens Peace Train 4:11

27 Joni Mitchell The Fiddle And The Drum 2:49

28 Grace Slick They All Look The Same 3:54

29 Monkees Zor And Zam 2:09

30 Paper Lace Billy, Don't Be A Hero 4:05

31 Glen Campbell Galveston 2:49

32 Kate Bush Army Dreamers 3:14

33 Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower 3:58

34 Bob Marley & The Wailers War, Nomore Trubles  (Previously Unreleased) 7:44

35 Steve Miller Band Never Kill Another Man 2:42

36 Elvis Presley If I Can Dream 3:17

37 Alice In Chains Rooster 6:15

38 Kinks Some Mother's Son 3:25

39 Mitch Ryder Bang Bang 3:57

40 Grand Funk Railroad People Let's Stop The War 5:09

41 Gary Moore After The War 4:21

42 Animals Sky Pilot 7:32


43 Emerson, Lake & Powell Lay Down Your Guns 4:23

44 Black Sabbath War Pigs 7:54

45 Metallica One 7:25

46 Pink Floyd The Dogs Of War 6:05

47 David Bowie How Does The Grass Grow 4:34

48 Doors The Unknown Soldier 3:23

49 Idle Race Don't Put Your Boys In The Army, Mrs. Ward 2:14

50 Edwin Starr Stop The War Now 3:36

51 Graham Nash Military Madness 2:48

05 Billy Joel Shades Of Grey 4:11

53 Gordon Lightfoot The Patriot's Dream 6:04

54 George Harrison Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 3:38

55 John Lennon; Plastic Ono Band Give Peace A Chance 4:54

56 Electric Light Orchestra Kuiama 11:31

57 Pink Floyd The Gunner's Dream 5:18

58 Midnight Oil Put Down That Weapon 4:40

59 Yes Harold Land 5:45

60 Melanie Peace Will Come (According To Plan) 4:50

61 Joy Division Walked In Line 2:47

62 Bob Dylan Blowin' In The Wind 2:48

63 Elvis Presley Life 3:15




  1. nice set i was playing my transitor radio listening to alot of these songs in the 60's and 70's and didn't know they were anti war songs, just knew they were good tunes I guess thats what being young is... thanks bb for these blast from the past songs to enjoy again

    1. Hi doors97426.
      Putting the songs into context makes them more interesting sometimes.

  2. amazing set of songs, thanks ! I'll just add Hendrix's Machine Gun on this compilation.
    Best greets from Germany

  3. Thanks, Oldcapellon.
    I didn't think of that one. Good idea.

  4. Thanks, Butter! So sad these are still relevant.

    1. Hi djmcblues2.
      Maybe it's the cynic in me but these songs would have been relevant 1000's of years ago and will still be 1000's years in the future.

  5. Thanks BB
    I remember once hearing that peace should not just be the gap between wars.

    1. Hi lemonflag.
      Unfortunately, we all have a different version of peace.
      I hate the saying "We fight for peace", when all we do is fight for Control.

  6. Just a spectacular compilation, BB. My wife and I love kicking back and listening to your thoughtful, eclectic mixes.

    1. Thank you John.
      Its really nice to hear that my compilations offer enjoyments to those who pick them up.