Strummin' up Support
is a booklet of original songs and bastardised cover versions that tell tales
of eco-resistance and other related matters. It was produced because the
environmental movement, indeed any (counter) culture, needs its cultural
representations just as much as its directly political messages. A song can
say far more than a thesis, and indeed is much more accessible than a thick
tome on a dusty shelf.
Any comments, criticisms or additions to the collection, perhaps for
"Strumming Up Support Vol II" should be sent to:- SUS c/o South Downs
EF! or emailed to savage at the address below. This is equally applicable for
anyone with a fat recording contract to give to a budding wordsmith and
How to Play the Chords in these pages:-Guide for complete
Do not be intimidated by these boxes with dots in. All basic chords
require you to put your fingers in logical and, with practice, comfortable
positions. With a little perserverence, you will be playing the chords with
confidence in no time, and not relying on multinationals to provide your
To read these chord charts, imagine that the first string is the fattest
one on your guitar (preferably acoustic). Play around with other finger
positions. The G- chord is perhaps the least comfortable in these songs, so if
you master that the rest is plain sailing.
Here's a new version of
"The Passenger" by Iggy Pop
Not a Wonderful World (borrowed from Louis
You'll Never Walk Alone (D-lock mix)
In the Eco- Wars (A revised version of
'Between the Wars' by Billy Bragg)
More to follow.
South Downs Earth First!
c/o PO Box 2971
to an eco-action