Charleston Rock Band Never Better Releases Two Protest Songs

With accidental perfect timing, Charleston rock band Never Better recently released their two protest songs on the exact day the John C. Calhoun statue was removed from Marion Square.

The track “Kill Calhoun” expresses lead singer DJ Edwards’ disgust with the looming monument, and the surrounding racist oppressions in his home of Charleston.

With the first lines, “Took a piss on the Hotel Bennett / Won’t change shit but damn I meant it,” he tears into revisionist history and the pseudo-progress being made in downtown Charleston.

The other song is called "Anti-Pacifism." You can listen to both tracks via Spotify.

“If you live and work in Charleston and interact with other people that live and work in Charleston, it becomes quickly apparent that malicious long-term planning has been oppressing black locals for centuries," Edwards said. "Without old money resources, it can seem hopeless that my peers and I can do anything against the waves of gentrification that erode the true heart of this city. These two songs are about wielding whatever power you may have, and actively using it to chip away at the problems in your community. If higher powers are going to attack us; they aren’t going to get away unscathed.”

2 comments

  1. Anonymous 30 June, 2020 at 16:38 Reply

    Do you people even read, you going to try to take history that doesn’t even belong to you get alife you can take and take but history is already written, so we going to take from you about Malcom x Or Martin Luther King.all roads named after him bridges and hey stautes too. Oh and Charleston about that little festival from Africa. How you handle that lf the leftie want to take just like the north did way back 100 or fifty years ago .it wasn’t about slavery then and it’s not now .you just want to get Trump out.The demarcates are pulling your anger buttons.well it won’t work you’ve tried to take Jesus down who do you think you are God’s watching and make sure you don’t make it.Oh by the way most of us already know Jesus is not white he is from the East.

  2. Patricia West 30 June, 2020 at 16:38 Reply

    Do you people even read, you going to try to take history that doesn’t even belong to you get alife you can take and take but history is already written, so we going to take from you about Malcom x Or Martin Luther King.all roads named after him bridges and hey stautes too. Oh and Charleston about that little festival from Africa. How you handle that lf the leftie want to take just like the north did way back 100 or fifty years ago .it wasn’t about slavery then and it’s not now .you just want to get Trump out.The demarcates are pulling your anger buttons.well it won’t work you’ve tried to take Jesus down who do you think you are God’s watching and make sure you don’t make it.Oh by the way most of us already know Jesus is not white he is from the East.

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