Soundtrack to Civil Power

In the new year a revised version of Civil Power, a tactical-level game I designed on urban riots and mayhem, will be published by a company called Conflict Simulations. I first designed this game back in 1991-92, and it came with a set of scenarios taken from history and then-contemporary headlines… this new version has a lot of changes informed by over 25 years of designing in between, and a whole new cast of global angst and violence.

So I thought, why not make a playlist to serve as a sort of soundtrack to playing it? The above is 78 minutes of anti-authority music of many genres (most of them loud and snotty), in an easy-to-handle 44K VBR. Hope you enjoy, even if you don’t order my game!


Track listing:

Glory to Hong Kong – anonymous student rebel orchestra
Tommy Gun – The Clash
Fist – Test Department
Solidaritätslied – Ernst Busch Chorus (film clip)
Landlord – Test Department
Ready to Blow – KMFDM
Babylon’s Burning – The Ruts
Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine
Riot – Dead Kennedys
Ghetto Defendant – The Clash
All That I wanted – Belfegore
Smash It Up – International Noise Conspiracy
Kick Out The Jams – MC5
Fight The Power – Public Enemy
Rise Above – Black Flag
Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
Guns of Brixton – The Clash
Police Truck – Dead Kennedys
Wild in the Streets – Circle Jerks
General Strike – DOA
Clampdown – The Clash


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10 Responses to Soundtrack to Civil Power

  1. Got some catchy titles on there!

  2. I love this one (Fight The Power – Public Enemy), feel like I ever heard to this track before but I forget where.

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  5. Srynerson says:

    I’m late to the party, but would suggest Gordon Lightfoot’s “Black Day in July” about rioting in Detroit in 1967 as a worthy, if less raucous, addition to the list. (My recollection is that Lightfoot actually wrote the song while trapped in a hotel in Detroit during the riots.)

    • brtrain says:

      I actually was trying to work that one in, but I make up these playlists via harmonic mixing and couldn’t fit it in wrt key and BPM.. it would have sounded out of place, despite being on-theme.
      Good song though, and one I remember being played on the radio a lot.

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