Songs of Fire: Songs of a Lesbian Anarchist

Songs of Fire: Songs of a Lesbian Anarchist

Kathy Fire FW08585 / FS 8585

Kathy Fire, self-proclaimed lesbian anarchist, used her songs to fight battles (many of which are still being fought today): of labels like "lady, dyke, commie, sinner, and crazy," of "this woman’s game," of conforming to the limitations of "mainstream America." This singer-songwriter-guitarist uses her musical voice, modeled on the tradition of American folk ballad singing, to make plain her political persuasion and anti-authoritarian ideals. She challenges, "Will you coldly close yourself off from change and life, will you flow along like water with everything and challenge nothing, or will the flames of truth and justice rise up in you to make your anger a force for freedom in the world?"

Year Released 1978
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1978 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Protest songs

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101 Crazy Kathy Fire 3:48 Not Available for Download
102 City on Fire Kathy Fire 4:07 Not Available for Download
103 Goodnight Children Kathy Fire 4:04 Not Available for Download
104 Icy Winds Kathy Fire 4:25 Not Available for Download
105 I Want to Come Like a Lady Kathy Fire 3:04 Not Available for Download
201 Kara Kathy Fire 5:02 Not Available for Download
202 Whethermen Song Kathy Fire 3:59 Not Available for Download
203 Poetry Kathy Fire 4:24 Not Available for Download
204 Mother Rage Kathy Fire 4:25 Not Available for Download
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