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Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops

“Freedom Don’t Come Easy”

Times are weird, y’all. We’ve seemingly no end of bizarre, mean shit to read about each day, and it’s so bad, that when people are actually nice to one another, some of us practically burst into tears. It’s messed up. It’s hard to summarize, and it can be hard to find a footing to make a stand, unless you’re Gasoline Lollipops.

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Clay’s penchant for open roads and troublemaking are the backbone of the Gas Pop’s sound.”

The band is Clay Rose, Don Ambory, Scott Coulter, “Bad” Brad Morse, and Kevin Matthews, five Colorado musicians from kind of all over the place, combining their experience and impressive musicianship to create what they call “an all-new tapestry of bleeding rock n’ roll.” Their latest track is a protest song, nods to Woody Guthrie and responsible parents and standing up for decency at its core.

The band pulled out a different quote for this story, but I like this one here, because I’ll be damned, too.

I was taught the KKK and the Nazis were all gone. Now I know that some things I was taught are just plain wrong. All they did was change their clothes, their country and their song. I’ll be damned if I’m gonna stand, hat in hand, and sing along.

“Freedom Don’t Come Easy” is Gasoline Lollipops’ direct response to the January 6th Insurrection, spearing greed, racism, hate, and oppression with words that will stick in your head. Here’s the official video. It’s powerful stuff.

Featured photo courtesy of Tuned Management.

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