Fellow Workers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fellow Workers
Studio album by Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco
Released May 18, 1999
Genre Folk
Indie rock
Length 51:28
Label Righteous Babe
Ani DiFranco chronology
Up Up Up Up Up Up
(1999)
Fellow Workers
(1999)
To the Teeth
(1999)
Utah Phillips chronology
The Telling Takes Me Home
(1997)
Fellow Workers
(1999)
Moscow Hold
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars [4]
Spin (6/10) [5]

Fellow Workers is an album by American folksinger Utah Phillips and American singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco. It was released May 18, 1999, on Difranco's own Righteous Babe Records. Fellow Workers is DiFranco's and Phillip's second collaboration, following The Past Didn't Go Anywhere. "Fellow workers!" is the phrase with which members of the Industrial Workers of the World traditionally begin their public addresses.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Joe Hill" (instrumental) – 2:36
  2. "Stupid's Song" – 2:43
  3. "The Most Dangerous Woman" – 3:43
  4. "Stupid's Pledge" – 0:14
  5. "Direct Action" – 4:52
  6. "Pie in the Sky" – 3:29
  7. "Shoot or Stab Them" – 2:43
  8. "Lawrence" – 3:29
  9. "Bread and Roses" – 1:45
  10. "Why Come?" – 6:05
  11. "Unless You Are Free" – 0:22
  12. "I Will Not Obey" – 2:00
  13. "The Long Memory" – 5:33
  14. "The Silence That Is Me" – 0:41
  15. "Joe Hill" – 1:37
  16. "The Saw-Playing Musician" – 4:43
  17. "Dump the Bosses" – 1:14
  18. "The Internationale" – 2:48

Referred historical figures and events[edit]

This album refers heavily to historical figures and events, often in the context of labor struggles:

  • "The Most Dangerous Woman"

Refers to Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

  • "Shoot or Stab Them"

Refers to Lucy Parsons

  • "Joe Hill"

Refers to Joe Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. Fellow Workers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. pp. 236–7. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe