Rise Against has released a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic “Fortunate Son.”
“We actually used to cover ‘Fortunate Son’ in our early basement days,” the Chicago punks say. “To me, the song represents one of the best examples of mixing music and politics together so seamlessly that nobody questions it.”
“Fortunate Son” has a long history of being misunderstood as a patriotic, flag-waving anthem. It was originally written amid the Vietnam War as protest song about wealthy people avoiding the draft at the expense of the poor. Perhaps not coincidentally, the cover arrives on Veterans Day.
Rise Against’s “Fortunate Son” will appear on their upcoming EP, Nowhere Sessions, which drops Friday. The collection also includes live-in-studio recordings of tracks off the band’s new album, Nowhere Generation.
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