We're Not Gonna Take It!

Protest Karaoke-Style

We're Not Gonna Take It is an interactive public art project that allows you to record your own protest songs using the telephone.

You can create a song about issues you wish to protest (such as corporate globalism, your landlord's poor repair record, or bad produce at the supermarket). You record your song by using the telephone like a karaoke machine, singing along to rock music. Your personal protest song will then be delivered to the politicians of your choosing.

Recordings 1 - 12 of 24

Date ↑ Description City Sent To
05 Nov 2008 Play Song A song protesting not having tech people, and doing things that don't make sense. Protest song by Nick. Philadelphia
29 Oct 2008 Play Song A protest song by Britney and Nick. They really hate something, but it's hard to make out what it is exactly. Philadelphia
22 Oct 2008 Play Song A protest song dedicated to a bad 11th grade English teacher. Song by Vienna. Philadelphia George W. Bush
22 Oct 2008 Play Song A protest against grades and teachers. Song by Riley. Philadelphia George W. Bush
25 Sep 2008 Play Song Protest against $700 billion bailout. Song by Dawn. Philadelphia
06 Sep 2008 Play Song An excellent protest against the Bush administration. Song by Joshua. Philadelphia Arlen Specter
Dick Cheney
George W. Bush
Michael Mukasey
Robert Gates
05 Sep 2008 Play Song A protest against an exboyfriend who lives upstairs. Song by Cole. Philadelphia Dick Cheney
30 Aug 2008 Play Song A passionate but almost incomprehensible protest song. Song by Dara. Philadelphia Michael Nutter
28 Aug 2008 Play Song A protest against crappy roommates by Krysta. Philadelphia
06 Oct 2006 Play Song A song protesting torture by the US government. Song by David. San Francisco Alberto Gonzales
28 Sep 2006 Play Song A heartfelt plea for neighbours to put out their garbage at the right time. Song by Grace. Toronto David Miller
03 Aug 2006 Play Song A song protesting Howard Moscoe's decision to rip up St. Clair Ave. Song by Steven. Toronto David Miller

City: All Philadelphia San Francisco Toronto

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How To Participate

1. Call the local phone number for your location. (Currently: Toronto, San Francisco, Philadelphia)
2. You'll be asked to record your name and a song dedication.
3. Record your protest song. It will be sung to the tune of Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It. You should sing along with the choruses and make up your own verses. See the lyrics to prepare your song.
4. Select one or more politicians to receive your protest song.

Created by Amos Latteier. Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Music by Ralf Youtz.