Tom Morello

Hear Tom Morello’s Cover Of AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”


Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage guitarist Tom Morello‘s cover of AC/DC‘s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” has arrived online below. It is taken from a new compilation celebrating the 21st anniversary of Appleseed Recordings that is due out on October 19th. That comp has been dubbed ‘Appleseed 21st Anniversary: Roots And Branches‘ and will also feature various protest-themed music, including tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez and more.
Jim Musselman, the founder and president of Appleseed, commented of Morello‘s cover:

Tom is someone I deeply admire for his music and commitment to social justice. ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ is a parody of the original song; Tom wrote it to reflect US foreign policy. It hits at the core of so many things our country is dealing with.

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With the new songs on the first CD of Roots and Branches, I wanted to cover many major issues facing this country: gun control, heroin deaths, the US border, anti-war and violence, the environment, racism and so much more. We as a label have taken stances on so many issues over the 21 years we have been around. We are proud of being on the right side of so many of those issues with our music and our artists.”


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