Occupy Wall Street getting an album

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter

New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Last year was quite a year for demonstrators. Time magazine named ‘The Protestor” its Person of the Year, and “occupy” was named “The Word of the Year.”

While things have quieted down a bit, they are about to get louder. Occupy Wall Street is about to get an album.

Featured will be artists who support the movement including Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, Crosby and Nash, Devo, Jackson Browne, Debbie Harry, Joan Baez and Third Eye Blind.

Many artists will be contributing to the benefit compilation titled “Occupy This Album: a compilation of music for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%.”

Proceeds from the record will go “directly towards the need of sustain this growing movement,” according to The Wrap website.

The full lists of artists contributing to the album are: Aeroplane Pageant, Alex Emmanuel, Black Dragon, Chroma, Cosmonaut, Crosby and Nash, Dangerfield, Devo, DJ Logic, Dylan Chambers, Global Block, Harry Hayward, Immortal Technique, Jackson Browne, Jay Samel, Jennie Arnau, Joel Rafael, Joseph Arthur, Julie B. Bonnie, Junkyard Empire, Ladytron, Lloyd Cole, Los Cintron, Loudon Wainwright III, Lucinda Williams, Matt Pless, Mike+Ruthy, Mike Rimbaud, Mogwai, My Pet Dragon, Mystic Bowie, Our Lady Peace, Richard Barone, Ronny Elliot, Stephan Said, Taj Weekes, Tao Rodriquez Seeger, the Guthrie Family, the Middle Eight, Third Eye Blind, Thievery Corporation, Tom Morello, Toots and the Maytals, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Yoko Ono, and Yo La Tengo.

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