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Rock Against Hate Volume 4 Featuring NJ Artists Is Released


originally published: 06/24/2022

Rock Against Hate Volume 4 Featuring NJ Artists Is Released

In a show of support for women’s right to choose, RockAgainstHate.org, released its fourth compilation on June 24, 2022 to raise funds for Planned Parenthood to voice their concern for the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The compilation, bringing together exclusive, previously unreleased songs from artists from New Jersey and around the world, is available to download for a donation of $10 or more at www.RockAgainstHate.org. All proceeds for Volume 4 go to Planned Parenthood.

“Rock Against Hate is a myriad of people, who may not agree on all things, but we all agree that today’s Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization puts women’s health, and their right to choose what they do with their bodies, at risk.,” says Lazlo (founder of BlowUpRadio.com and curator of 'Rock Against Hate' Compilation). “We can’t change the decision, but we can voice our disagreement with the verdict and raise money for Planned Parenthood, an organization that has been at the forefront of women’s health for over a hundred years.”

Artists contributing songs to the compilation include: Amanda Rose Riley, Bern Strong, Bruce Donnola, Catherine Wacha, Chris Fox & the Beasts, Ciara Zwicker, Dansped & The Carpool to Oblivion, Defecting Grey, Diego Allessandro, driving underwater, Ferocious Designs, Greg McGarvey, Happy Joe Canzano, Irish Fitz, J. Thoubbs, Jeff DeVito, Jim Testa, Katye Kellye & The Interruption, Keith Monacchio, Loner, Lupe Dragon, Mark Parker, MHB Instrumentals, Motherface, Neil Howell, Pearl Manhattan, Pete Jager, Quiz Show, RP, Shotgun Bill, Smallpox, Steam Enginess, Sunblossom, The Cucumbers, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Gattsville Creeper, The Get Away Gang, The Maravines, The Mighty Alrighty, The Random Hubiak, Tony Appleseed, & Vincent Brue.

"I feel so grateful to be able to express myself via this collective statement, rather than sitting by feeling depressed about the whole thing," said The Cucumbers. "A Woman has the right to choose when they want children, like a man has the right to be free, like all life has the right to live," added The Maravines.

The mission of Planned Parenthood is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures. Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the U.S. as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world. Each year, Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people.



 
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RockAgainstHate.org was established in 2017 in the wake of what was considered a divisive election with musicians coming together to release original exclusive songs to raise funds towards anti-hate efforts and equal rights. To date, thousands have been raised for organizations such as Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), The Trevor Project and Planned Parenthood from the first three volumes.

"'Friend of a Friend' is based on a couple of real stories I heard from older female relatives. Prior to the Roe decision in 1973, in many states, women who needed an abortion had to gamble they’d live through the procedure, remain free of infection, and not get arrested for a felony. We can’t go back to those days. As a woman, a mother, and a grandmother I have to support other women and this song is a start." - Katye Kellye & The Interruption

"The Rock Against Hate series not only gathers some of the most dedicated members of the music scene, but also seeks to help others by consciously providing support to communities who need it. In these uncertain times, it's refreshing to see such an involved assortment of individuals come together for a common goal. Thanks for letting me be a part of it once again!" - J. Thoubbs

"'Forgotten Child of an Absent Father' is a true story - and I submitted it in response to the argument that a fetus is a living child and the Christian God cares for all children. To this day (and I'm 56 years old) I cannot find one person to explain why God never rescued me from horrible physical, sexual, and mental abuse I suffered from birth to well into my 40's. If they are going to force births, they need to provide the same diligence to lifetime care. This isn't a debate about when life begins, it's a patriarchal religious power grab." - Pearl Manhattan

"When I heard about this project, I knew I wanted to donate a track, I also wanted to make something new so I can put my heart into it. I looked for vocal samples under the term 'women power' and found the sample, 'the people are the power' I sat right up in my chair and the flow was on, over the next several hours, I worked on the track and believe I found something powerful to help promote the message that women have a right to choose what happens to their bodies. We are the power, men and women, we need each other. It's silly we even need this project, however I'm more than happy to add to it. Thank you Lazlo for coordinating this and creating this opportunity to help Planned Parenthood during a time they need it most." - Irish Fitz



Rock Against Hate Vol. 4 track listing:

Katye Kellye & The Interruption - Friend of a Friend (Demo)

Catherine Wacha - Say No To Fear

Ferocious Designs - Looking for the Light (Demo)

Vincent Brue - No Lives Matter

Dansped & The Carpool to Oblivion - Theocracy of America



 
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Mark Parker - Leave Me Where You Found Me

Bern Strong - Title TK

Greg McGarvey - Future Tense (Casio Demo)

The Mighty Alrighty - Imaginary Love (Live From Giving A Second Chance)

Amanda Rose Riley - Electric Lights (Demo)

Tony Appleseed - Backwards in Time

Neil Howell - Calling Grace

Smallpox - Kiss It Up To God

Quiz Show - Mannequin Sun

Loner - Clever Girl

driving underwater - Angry (Live at Hidden Fortress)

Happy Joe Canzano - Fight

The Fisherman & The Sea - The Burglars Are Back In Town (Live at Semifinal April 9th 2022)

The Maravines - Sentinel

The Cucumbers - Just Don't Tell Me What To Do (acoustic)

Sunblossom - The Open

Keith Monacchio - Waterboarding (Demo)

Pearl Manhattan - Forgotten Child of an Absent Father

J. Thoubbs - The Mirage

Chris Fox & the Beasts - Soft Rain

Motherface - Cutthroat

Pete Jager - (You Can’t) Walk On Water

RP - Take Some More

Defecting Grey - Politik (Demo)

Irish Fitz - The People Are The Power

The Gattsville Creeper - Secret Hearts

The Get Away Gang - Point of View

MHB Instrumentals - Above Water

Diego Allessandro - Dreaming Of A Stranger

Jim Testa - Greetings From Asbury Park 1996 (Foggy Otis Mix)

Jeff DeVito - Bullets On My Brain

Lupe Dragon - Distance [slowed down mix] (feat. Samad Savage)

Ciara Zwicker - Evil Man

Shotgun Bill - She (Extended Live Version)

Steam Enginess - Red Lion



 
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Bruce Donnola - Bountiful

The Random Hubiak - These Are Trying Times (Too Much Heaven Mix)






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