All time greatest protest songs ever played on the Paradigm Shift!


Listeners may be interested in the music played on Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon).

Here is a list of music played on PShift from Nov 2012 till June 2015 in chronological order. Thanks is due to others for this great selection of music – guests and people who have hosted the show over the years … with especial thanks to Andy whose knowledge of protest songs and music in general is encyclopaedic and who has taken most of the load of data entry of the playlists in recent times. Of course whenever I get a chance I play Jumping Fences who are my inspiration for political music and their consistency in standing up for progressive music by hosting Foco Nuevo on the first Friday of every month at Kurilpa Hall in West End.

It is not a bad list of political and protest music, aye.

The songs played on Paradigm Shift exceeds 4ZZZ standards for New, Local, Indigenous and gender balanced content.


AustralianLocalFemale leadIndigenousNew


Artist NameTrack NameArtist NameTrack Name
The ParametersPig CityThe SufferjetsWhitehaven Sux
Billy BraggRule Nor ReasonSmall FantasyDSS
Depeche ModeMaster And ServantInsurgeWelfare State
Ball Park MusicCry With One EyePeter Joseph HeadBad Budget Blues (Keep It In The Family)
Blank RealmWorking On LoveJeffrey LewisDo They Owe Us A Living?
Pear And The Awkward OrchestraHold On, Bold OneHedley JohnsonRock On Down To Musgrave Park
The Fight To Save KimberleyNowhere Else But HereSeize The DayUnited States
The Painted LadiesStranger In My CountryYothu YindiMabo
Paul Kelly / Kev CarmodyThis Land Is MinePhil MonsourGhosts Of Deir Yassin
John ButlerKimberleyPhil MonosurWho Killed Reza Berati?
George MannI’m At The End Of My RopeAdam RyanCan’t See The Forest For The Coal
Kev CarmodyThis Land Is MineMel WhoNewtown Jail
BeatlesNowhere ManKevin DevinePrivate First Class
Susana BacaMisterio Do PlanetaPJ HarveyShaker Aamer
Susana BacaEl MayoralMarie MasonTake It Down
BeatlesNowhere ManEzekiel OxPoliceman
Rudd Widens The GapNowhere ManLocal RemedyThree Meals
The HerdSalary CapGeorge TelekWest Papua
The DronesSixteen StrawsBilly BraggMarch Of The Covert Battalions
Tom WaitesWaltzing MatildaRun Pig RunScream
Ian CurrLast Train To MirabadTom GabelAnna Is A Stool Pigeon
Tony MockeridgeArticle 14Andy PaineWith My Hammer
Ian CurrLast Train To MirabadThe LurkersPost-Post Feminist Revolution
James BonnerTraditional Owner – James Bonner – Supports Tent Embassy In Musgrave ParkMyrtle PlaceAll The Enemy
Sinead O’ConnorDon’t Cry For Me ArgentinaUnited Struggle ProjectFrom Where?
Ani DifrancoWhen I’m GoneThe (International) Noise ConpiracySmash It Up
Natalie MerchantCarnivalQELDACAB
Sam CookA Change Is Gonna ComePaul SpencerHe’s Gotta Go (Tony Abbott For Ex PM)
Joni MitchellBig Yellow TaxiCraig StewartCome On Tony, Come On Mate
Bob DylanThe Times They Are A ChanginThings Of Stone And WoodShare This Wine
Phil Monsour and Rafeef ZiadahGhosts Of Deir YassinCombat WombatAlternative Energy
Sinead O’connorBlack Boys On MopedsTest Their LogikBling Is Dead
Billy BraggThatcheritesKev CarmodyDirty Dollar
Elvis CostelloTramp The Dirt DownGovernment YardMining Daughter
Lorna Munro3 ColoursGlitter RatsWeevils In The Flour
Phil MonsourSong For GazaCopy ScamsCopy And Destroy
Joan BaezTears of RageMoonsign8
Kev CarmodyPillars of SocietyAlekkaHooray for Everything
KRKFree West PapuaBikini KillRebel Girl
DeskemWork Don My FrenHeaps TuffDon’t Ask Me What I’m Doing After The Revolution
Formidable Vegetable Souns SystemOilFlangipanisGlobal Warming Makes My Beer Warm
Limbus Feat. LoreliSILENTJAYAlbion GoldHail! Hail! The Dead Can Dance!
Elvis CostelloDear Sweet Filthy WorldThings Of Stone And WoodShare This Wine
Big VillageMurdaSeize The DayUnited States
RIPOdio a Mi PatriaBad Day DownHaditha: Democracy Assassinated The Family Here
EskbortuoMucha Policia Polca DiversionLe TigreNew Kicks
Leon Chavez TexerioDe Nuevo Otra VezRun Pig RunScream
Aerolines FederalesSoy Una PunkJumping FencesView From A Wooden Chair
Seasta ChaniWomen Of The WorldRivermouthPropaganda
Lou ReedThe Original WrapperPhil MonsourWho Killed Reza Berati?
The PixiesBone MachineAndy PaineThe Blood Of Empires
Sinead O’ConnorDon’t Cry For Me AgentinaShane HowardRise Up
Mercedes SosaGracias A La VidaJumping FencesCandile De Nieve
Victor JaraTe Recuerdo AmandaRobert BurnsScots Wha Hae
Rusty DatsunsBilly BobAndy PaineThe Blood Of Empires
Artist NameTrack NameArtist NameTrack Name
GurrumulCrocodile ManThe Painted LadiesGet Back Into The Shadows
We All Want ToStreets Of Your TownThe LurkersGet Foxy News
Crooked Fiddle BandThe Vanishing Shapes Of A Better WorldSteve TowsonWe Will Rise
Mark LaneganI’m Not The Loving KindThe DisablesASIO
FronteraPegale Le Duro Al Fiero (Strike The Beast Hard)Bad Day Down‘Australian’ Is A State Of Mind
Jumping FencesSueno Con SerpientesBridge And TunnelWartime Souvenirs
Phil MonsourBlackfella, WhitefellaThese Dirty BonesSongs Of Our Own
Phil MonsourNo More Lies, No More SilenceMyrtle PlaceAll The Enemy
FronteraPegale Le Duro Al FieroDucks In The MudMachine Hearts
Jumping FencesStrike The Beast HardShane HowardRise Up
PShiftRoadmap To ApartheidIntentionsHuman Resource
Joan BaezIt Ain’t Me BabeXTCGenerals And Majors
Joni MitchellRiverThese Dirty BonesLay Me Down
PShiftRain Of FireInsurgePolitical Prisoners
Police StateThe Great ShamePaddy Mchugh And The GoldminersArthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
Combat WombatPolice BrutalityWarumpi BandJailanguru Pakai Yu (Out From Jail)
Paul SpencerSeptember 12 (When The Cops Came Out To Play)The Painted LadiesGet Back Into The Shadows
Shane HowardRise UpTest Their LogikTurtle Island
CC The CatFreeTiddasAnthem
Combat WombatHuman ShieldsAncestressOne By One
Seize The DayUnited StatesMC TriksFist Like This
The LovebombsFlowers In The GunsKev CarmodyBlack Deaths In Custody
George TelekWest PapuaGeorge Telek Featuring NgairreWest Papua
Arnold ApSup MowiyaThe Lani SingersPeperra
Black ParadiseAye NanaweBlue King BrownAll Nations
Blue King BrownRize UpArchie RoachBeautiful Child
Tom GabelAnna Is A Stool PigeonThese Dirty BonesBones In My Marshmallows
The LurkersCouldn’t Be BetterBad Day DownIf This Is Humane, Then Fuck Humanity
Utah PhillipsA Trooper’s LamentFrenzal RhombGreyhound
Punxie And The Poison PensCampbell Newman SongPaddy Mchugh And The GoldminersGamblin’ Man
Mel WhoNewtown JailPhil MonsourLet Them Eat Money
Artist NameTrack NameArtist NameTrack Name
Bob DylanThe Lonesome Death Of Hattie CarrollTest Their LogikCrash The Meeting
MudhoneyIn And Out Of GracePunxie And The Poison PensThe Campbell Newman Song
The LurkersWho’s Got A Padlock And Chain?The (International) Noise ConspiracyUp For Sale
Bob CampbellKiller Black Coal MinesThe HousemartinsFreedom
Saw WheelParadiseKev CarmodyAttack Attack
These Dirty BonesBones In My MarshmallowsClare TowlerWater
Virginia SookBear Caught In A NetPhil MonsourLet Them Eat Money – Song For The G20
The Forty ThievesOn My GraveJonathon SriWorld Leaders, Welcome To Brisbane
Nathan KearneyMary SweeneyTest Their LogikCrash The Meeting
George TelekWest PapuaBrisbane G20 Complaints ChoirG20 Complaints
Ducks In The MudSong For DarfurMekosuchusHighly Visible Sham
Christine JohnstonThe Dream BeforeAndy PaineG20 Security
Kev CarmodyI’ve Been MovedHedley JohnsonRock On Down To Musgrave Park
Last KinectionAre We There Yet?Everything I Own Is BrokenPolice
Teila WatsonProposing AnswersTop Hat KillahzCops On Fire
The Special AKANelson MandelaCombat WombatPolice Brutality
Yung WarriorsStanding StrongKev CarmodyThe Young Dancer Is Dead
Local KnowledgeBlackfellasQELDACAB
Impossible OddsIdentityLaura MardonHail! Hail! The Dead Can Dance
DukeboxBounceVirginia SookPetrie Dish
The WaifsLiesRivermouthDig It Up
The LurkersGet Foxy NewsStringoTry
TeilaBring Buildings DownCarrie And The Cut SnakesScrubby Mountain
TriksAcapellaAncestressBringin’ Buildings Down
Laura MardonHail! Hail! The Dead Can Dance!Phil MonsourGhosts Of Deir Yassin
Glenn SkuthorpeNo More WhisperingLast KinnectionAre We There Yet?
Dawn DaylightStrengthened PridePhil MonsourMasters Of War
Leonard CohenEverybody KnowsCanorousTerrorist Is The CIA
Tony MockeridgeArticle 14Ducks In The MudFences
Bob CampbellKiller Black Coal MinesSteve TowsonChristmas Island
Christine JohnsonThe Dream BeforeDi Angelo And The VanguardBlack Messiah
The WildA Better Life In New BedfordBarge With An Antenna On ItNew Land Old Sun
Luke VasellaThe Mighty DollarLampshades On FireLampshades On Fire
Paul SpencerWhen Coal Seam Gas Was NewEmma And The Hungry TruthThe Hungry Truth Will Feast On You
PJ HarveyShaker AameerAlice EatherYour Story Is My Story
Esperanza SpaldingWe Are AmericaMidnight OilBlue Sky Mining
David RovicsSong For Bradley ManningGeorgia MaqMusings Of A 16 Year Old Georgia Mcdonald
Andy PaineWith My HammerStrange TenantsI Don’t Want To Fight Your War
DumanEyvallahCrow EaterSpit On Your Floor
Pussy RiotIn A Red PrisonSuicidal TendenciesWe Are Family
Sweet TeensKelly The NedTibet2TimbuktuHeart Sutra
DarahAustralian History 101Bob Marley And The WailersOppressed Song
Ah Fuck ThatQuirky Can DoMC Triks And Babe SunWe Still Right Here
Mel WhoNewtown JailLuke VassellaHow Long?
SpoonboyMy GenerationAdam RyanCan’t See The Forest
Paddy Mchugh And The GoldminersThe SnowmenThe LurkersPost-Post-Feminist Revolution
Little GInvasion DayAgainst Me!True Trans Soul Rebel
Kev CarmodyThou Shalt Not StealPeter Joseph HeadBad Budget Blues (Not In My Name)
No Fixed AddressWe Have SurvivedHatsune Miku And Mineoku TashiharuUmbrella Revolution
TiddasAnthemThe GameDon’t Shoot
Pete SeegerWhat Did You Learn In School TodayRivermouthPropaganda
MC Triks Ft. Black ShieldFist Like ThisProvocalzOne Land
Artist NameTrack NameArtist NameTrack Name
PRE Ft. Babe SUN And C.P.G.Why Is My History Such A MysteryLorna MunroColours
Guerilla TacticsDedicationNo Fixed AddressWe Have Survived
La’ TeilaPropose The QuestionFrank YammaShe Cried
Lorna MunroPeace LinesChumbawambaThe Candidates Find Common Ground
MC Triks And Babe SUNWe Still Right HereRamshackle GloryBallots And Barricades
Jean RitchieBlack WatersRedgumThe Federal Two-Ring Circus
Adam RyanCan’t See The Forest For The CoalDan Kelly And The Alpha-MalesDrunk On Election Night
MC Triks and bAbE Sun We still right herePaul SpencerEven That Takes A Revolution
Luke Vassella How long?The LucksmithsTo Absent Votes
Adam Ryan Can’t see the forestMouldy LoversA Town Called Apathy
The LurkersPost-post-feminist revolutionSeahorse DivorceHessian Transgression
Against Me! True trans soul rebelBilly Bragg And WilcoChrist For President
Peter Joseph Head – Bad budget blues (not in my name)Yothu YindiTreaty
Hatsune Miku and Mineoku Tashiharu – Umbrella revolutionTraditionalToia Mai Te Waka Nei
The Game – Don’t shootColoured StoneBlack Boy
  Golden OrbGhost Gums
Rivermouth – PropagandaAlphamamaIf Ya Gon Lie
The LurkersWho’s Got A Padlock And Chain?Andy PaineWith This Hammer
Warumpi BandFrom The BushMouldy Lovers6 Ft Fences
Mikaila Hanman SiegersmaIt’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s WorldLost AnimalDon’t Litter
Kev CarmodyRiver Of TearsTom WaitsBig In Japan
BryteWorld On StrikeSt VincentBad Believer
JimblahBlindJustin Townes EarleThey Killed John Henry
Jumping FencesCandombe MulatoShakey GravesDearly Departed
Against Me!True Trans Soul RebelNite FieldsPrescription
Rage Against The MachineKilling In The NameShifting SandsBoyfriend
Rage Against The MachineGuerilla RadioBen SalterWest End Girls
Bruce SpringsteenThe Ghost Of Tom JoadThe ClashKnow Your Rights
TangleLook CloserSt VincentBad Believer
Polly ChristieTony Abbott Housework SongMouldy LoversThe Incubator
Laura MardonFalling, FallenThe KramersWild Man
Teila WatsonPropose The QuestionPalace MusicThe Brute Choir
Mikaila Hanman SiegersmaIt’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s WorldNana VigilanteImpermanence
GunkDollThigh MasterAge Of Concern
ChumbawambaThis GirlEmploymentWords I Wish I’d Never Put To Paper, Now Spill Past My Teeth
Phil MonsourGirt By Sea Big Country Small HeartVirginia SookSoil, Seeds, Bellies
Ani DifrancoWhen I’m GoneFiona AppleWerewolf
Natalhia BritosYo Vengo A Ofrecer Mi Corazãƒâ³NSpeedy OrtizTiger Tank
Cisco HoustonDeporteeSleater-KinneyA New Wave
Phil MonsourWho Killed Reza Berati?Terrible TruthsHeat Then Fire
Mikaila Hermann SickesmeyerIts A Mans Mans WorldAlex TurnerStuck On A Puzzle
Midnight OilDreamworldHeirophantsFree From Myself
The Living EndAll Torn DownColoured StoneIsland Of Greed
Spanish Anarchist Song1936Stress Of LiesureGirl On A Lilo
Neil YoungCinnamon GirlJen CloherNeedle In The Hay
Neil YoungDown By The RiverBonnie “Prince” BillyNo More Workhorse Blues
Archie RoachTook The Children AwayWilcoPoor Places
PShiftAunty Hazel Talks About How DOCS Took Her Daughter’s BabiesThe Go-BetweensI Need Two Heads
PShiftGrandmother Has Grandchild Taken By DOCSKitchen’s FloorDowned It (Live At Radiothon 2012)
Andy PayneWollarThe BreedersDoe (Live In Stockholm)
Sue WarehamIraq War US Alliance And Nuclear WeaponsScreamin’ Jay HawkinsI Put A Spell On You (Live In Paris, 1998)
Dennis StephensDownsizing AnzacWill ButlerAnna
Neil YoungOhioThe DronesThe Minotaur (Live At The Hi Fi, 2011)
Neil YoungFour Strong WindsNeil Young And Crazy HorseWinterlong (Live At The Fillmore East)
Crosby, Stills NashThe Cost Of FreedomJanie Conway-HerronEddie Murray Song
Judith WrightThe TrainsPhil OchsWhat’s This I Hear?
Richard TippingMangoesMidnight OilThe Dead Heart
The LurkersNo Gods No MastersLEWKA & TRILLIONFool Time Job
Dolly Parton9 To 5Phil MonsourWho Killed Reza Barati?
Pete SeegerWhich Side Are You On?RivermouthWhite Paint
A Commoners RevoltGod Save The BossBlue King BrownEducate The Masses
The Glitter RatsAll You Fascists Are Bound To LoseWorld Of GuinessThe Southern Cross Tattoo
Noel GardenerRefugeeGonzovillainMouthbreather
Yung Warriors Ft. Dizzy DoolanStanding StrongCourtney BarnettDepreston
MC Triks And Babe SUNWe Still Right HereCombat WombatStar Wars
Bob RandallBrown Skin BabyPalmar GraspBlack Flag Tattoo
ScrumfeederNo KFCGeorgia MaqWhat Do You Mean (The Bank’s Out Of Money)
RivermouthPropagandaBad Day DownAustralian Is A State Of Mind
Andy PaineMe And Mr JonesStockadesJust Following Orders
Ah Fuck ThatQuirky Can-DoMary RattenburyPeace Speaks To Our Sad Old World
Karla HartHad To BeAndrew KennedyMurder Or Suicide
KayemteeForeverRedgumI Was Only 19
Indigeous IntrudazTake All OnThe PoguesThe Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Adam RyanCan’t See The Forest For The CoalUtah PhillipsThe Trooper’s Lament
Phil MonsourWho Killed Reza Berati?Edna St Vincent MillayConscientious Objector
Glitter RatsA Las BarricadasWarumpi BandSecret War
SpoonboyMy GenerationGlitter RatsWhich Side Are You On
The (International) Noise ConspiracyA New LanguageThese Dirty BonesSongs Of Our Own
Chris Maver And Chris AndersonWalls Came DownThe Loveless UnionLovelocked
PropagandhiNation StatesBilly BraggThere Is Power In A Union
Ollie MCCalloutJumping FencesLa Guitarra
Izzy BrownCreativityJimblahKeep The Kimberley
Ezekiel OxPolicemanMC Triks Feat Black ShieldFist Like This
Artist NameTrack NameArtist NameTrack Name
Vic SimmsGet Back Into The ShadowsProvocalz / TASK / Lady Lash / Djarmbie Supreme / Gekkz / Mad Madam / Mr. KrowStand Proud
United Struggle ProjectUnited We StruggleAncestressPropose The Question
The SufferjetsWhitehaven SuxBryteWorld On Strike
Bob CampbellKiller Black CoalKev CarmodyThou Shalt Not Steal
Fat PicnicTaking You OnPhil MonsourGhosts Of Deir Yassin
Construcao ColetivaRap Da Rua (Nao Vai Ter Copa)George TelekWEST PAPUA
MantistWhere I’m FromBlue King BrownBorn Free
The FallDas Valture Ans Ein Nutter WainThe LurkersRotten To The Core
Kylie SamboMuckatyThe Honey StompersHole In The Ground
Us MobGenocideAdam RyanCan’t See The Forest For The Coal
Kalmadyne Goombridge And Matt WilliamsonI Now KnowMaster WolfNever Question The Dopeness
Kev CarmodyDirty DollarSteve TowsonChristmas Island
The LurkersPost-Post-Feminist RevolutionTu PhamThe March Is Long
The SnatchettesOld Man MagnetHannakaEsau
Albion GoldBored And BraindeadAgainst Me!Baby, I’m An Anarchist
Heaps TuffDon’t Ask Me What I’m Doing After The RevolutionBob DylanThe Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
Polly ChristieTony Abbott Housework SongGlen SkuthorpeSacred Land
Brainbeau50c Casio RaveAncestressOne By One
MC Triks And Babe SunWe Still Right HereWarumpi BandFrom The Bush
Archie RoachTook The Children AwayPunxie And The Poison PensGina Rinehart
AncestressOne By OneEscape The FateMiles Wide
No Fixed AddressWe Have SurvivedTichawona Mashawa And Velvet PesuKedush
Karla HartHad To BeWoody Guthrie And Cisco HoustonDeportee
  Paul SpencerThe Machines Are Closing In
  John WilliamsonRip Rip Woodchip
  Great ShameOld Growth

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