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"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
"Single by Gil Scott-Heronfrom the album Pieces of a ManA-side "Home Is Where the Hatred Is"Released 1971Format 7" promotional singleRecorded April 19, 1971RCA Studios(New York, New York)Genre Soul, funk, proto-rapLength 3:07Label Flying DutchmanFD-26011Writer(s) Gil Scott-HeronProducer Bob ThieleGil Scott-Heron singles chronology"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"(1971) "The Bottle"(1974)Audio sample
file info · help"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is a poem and song by Gil Scott-Heron. Scott-Heron first recorded it for his 1970 album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, on which he recited the lyrics, accompanied by congas and bongo drums. A re-recorded version, with a full band, was the B-side to Scott-Heron's first single, "Home Is Where the Hatred Is", from his album Pieces of a Man (1971). It was also included on his compilation album, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1974). All these releases were issued on the Flying Dutchman Productions record label.In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the “Top 20 Political Songs”.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
""""You will not be able to stay home, brother.You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,Skip out for beer during commercials,Because the revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be televised.The revolution will not be brought to you by XeroxIn 4 parts without commercial interruptions.The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixonblowing a bugle and leading a charge by JohnMitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eathog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by the
Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star NatalieWoods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.The revolution will not make you look five poundsthinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.
There will be no pictures of you and Willie Maypushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32or report from 29 districts.The revolution will not be televised. """""