Fight Songs (Billy Bragg album)

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Fight Songs
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Compilation album by Billy Bragg
Released October 19, 2011
Label Bragg Central Ltd
Billy Bragg chronology
Pressure Drop
(2010)Pressure Drop2010
Fight Songs
Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
(2012)Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions2012

Fight Songs is a compilation of songs by Billy Bragg that had previously been released as free digital downloads. This album was released in October 2011.[1][2] Most of the songs are political in nature, but a Christmas song, "We’re Following the Wrong Star", is also included.[3]

Describing why he decided to release this album, Bragg said... "Since I started giving away music for free on the internet in 2002 with The Price of Oil, I’ve felt a little bit like I’ve been pissing in the wind, so to speak, that the ideas that I’ve been putting out there have not really been in keeping with what’s going on in the music industry. But the last couple of years, since the crash in 2008, I think the idea of polemical songs has become more and more relevant, so it now seems like a good time to collect these together and make them available for people who may only have tuned in a few years ago."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Never Buy The Sun" - 3:43
  2. "Last Flight to Abu Dhabi" - 2:04
  3. "The Battle of Barking" - 2:18
  4. "The Wolf Covers Its Tracks" - 4:23
  5. "The Big Lie" - 2:03
  6. "Bush War Blues" - 3:39
  7. "Constituition Hill" - 2:29
  8. "Old Clash Fan Fight Song" - 2:33
  9. "The Price of Oil" - 4:49 -
  10. "The Lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie" - 4:51
  11. "We're Following The Wrong Star" - 4:09


  1. ^ "Billy Bragg announces 'Fight Songs' compilation". NME. October 19, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Murray, Robin (October 19, 2011). "Billy Bragg Download Album". Clash. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Sandle, Tim (Dec 23, 2011). "Op-Ed: Fight Songs, a new Billy Bragg album for troubled times". Digital Journal. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Peters, Aaron (January 24, 2012). "Nothing to Bragg about". The Student Newspaper. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 

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