Favorite song for me would have to be Drink Drank Punk by Anti-Flag. I enjoy alcohol but I can't stand when my Facebook feed has pictures of everyone holding up a beer or empty bottles. All of those pictures basically baost that "I can drink more than you" just like the Anti-Flag lyrics. Every time I see these idiots thinking they're cool by showing off a beer bottle or a mixed drink, I just remember that song. There have been times where I actually commented on these pictures with the lines "I'm so cool. I can drink so much. I can drink more than you!" I saw A-F play that song once on their 2007 tour with Alexisonfire, Big D and Set Your Goals. Amazing show. Would love some NYC tickets to see them again!
Definitely one trillion dollars by anti flag because not only is it a song with a message, their crowd engagement with the song (and their performance) is incredible (when I last saw them at the highline)
I remember pat set up his kit in the crowd and drummed right next to us. It was awesome and I hope I get to witness that again.
Mine would have to be "Power to the Peaceful" by Anti-Flag...
I know it sounds nothing like what you'd imagine when you think of this band, but "Power to the Peaceful" has such a direct/no-nonsense message and the instrumentals were poppy enough for me to really enjoy it at 10 or 11 years old. It really spoke to me when I was that young, and it helped open the door to my interest in both punk rock and government.
I listened to A-F a lot in middle school and high school, but I couldn't have ever felt comfortable listening to an angry record like Die for the Government without having heard "Power to the Peaceful" first -- it's an out of the ordinary sound for A-F, but the song also somehow represents a lot of my mental image of the band and what it stands for.