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Gil Scott-Heron

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (3:06)

It first appeared on the 1970 album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, on which Scott-Heron recited the piece, accompanied only by congas and bongo drums.

A re-recorded version, this time with a full band, appeared on the 1971 album Pieces of a Man and as the b-side to the single "Home Is Where The Hatred Is".

All these releases were issued on the Flying Dutchman Productions label. The piece's name was also used as the title to Scott-Heron's "Best… read more

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You will not be able to stay home, brother
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag
And skip out for beer during commercials

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Lyrics


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  • Revolution.mp3 http://musicnoow.com/v/n38Z-YwbONA/the-love-revolution-revival-2015
  • One of the most powerful pieces of music ever.
  • Pretty sure it won't star Steve McQueen, alhough that would be cool
  • feeling the rage.. boiling in my mind. got to listen to this song whenever i hear some bigot crapping nonsense. don't know why and i should know better really.. not to stumble upon washington post piss stain
  • The Revolution will not go better with Coke.
  • So F**king good .........
  • Right On ! Close but no cigar - but next time ... and never forget Fred Hampton ! Thanks Gil , and may your light long shine and inspire !
  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cool!

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