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Brainwaves – August 23, 2022 – War and peace

Written by on 22/08/2022

With the fighting still raging in Eastern Europe, Brainwaves looks at “war and peace” through music. An hour of songs about fighting and warfare, followed some peace songs to even the balance. On the war side: Edwin Starr, Talking Heads, Rilo Kiley, The Three O’Clock, Nada Surf, Carl Douglas and more. On the peace side: Fountains of Wayne, John Lennon, Elvis Costello, Boston, Cat Stevens and Jeff Lynne.

Edwin StarrWar
Good Old WarLooking for Shelter
Talking HeadsLife During Wartime
Rilo KileyLove and War
Matthew SweetHoly War
Lords of the New ChurchHoly War
Arcade FireSuburban War
The DecemberistsThis is Why We Fight
The Three O’ClockJet Fighter
Nada SurfLet the Fight Do the Fighting
Carl DouglasKung Fu Fighting
The ShinsFighting in a Sack
The Foo FightersNext Year
MatisyahuOne Day
Fountains of WaynePeace and Love
Jeff LynneGive Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) cover: George Harrison
John LennonGive Peace a Chance
Sam BakerGo in Peace
Elvis CostelloWhat’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding (cover: Nick Lowe)
Cat StevensPeace Train
BostonPeace of Mind
Imagine DragonsAmerica
Matt NathansonPretty the World
Gin BlossomsFollow You Down
Josh PykeBreak. Shatter. Make. Matter
Belle and SebastianAct of the Apostle
Beit HaBubot (Dollhouse)Sigapo
Stuart ValentineMelody’s True
The KillersMr. Brightside (extended version)
Judah the Buddhamt400
Elliot SmithA Fond Farewell
BlackfieldEnd of the World
Deaf SchoolWhat a Way to End it All