Propagandhi: "Free John Hinckley"
Contributed by crackpotdemagogue, Posted by Politics Music

Canadian punk thrashers Propagandhi have posted a re-recording of their song "Bullshit Politicians" for download by donation on Bandcamp. Originally released on 2001's acclaimed Today's Empires Tomorrow's Ashes, the song was re-recorded and retitled "Free John Hinckley" for the Rock Against Bush Vol. 1 back in 2004. But after a political disagreement between Propagandhi and Fat Wreck Chords Fat Mike, it was infamously removed from the compilation prior to release.

Vocalist Chris Hannah commented:

Remember that remake of "Bullshit Politicians" that was supposed to be on the that comp years ago but then wasn't on that comp for some silly reason that no one involved cares about anymore? Well, in honour of the total handing over of the country's keys to corporate interests by Stephen Harper's Conservative Party (i wish they'd conserve something for once), also known as Bill C-38, we dug up said track from the deep within the Propagandhi archives and put it on that thing called "band camp". you can take it for free (i think) or you can buy us a virtual beer and a smoke with a donation while you follow the link in the description to see what's so bad about favouring multinational corporations over the people that actually live here.

The song can be downloaded here. Propagandhi are hoping to release a new record later this summer. The band's most recent album was 2009's Supporting Caste.

The song's namesake - John Hinckley, Jr. - was the famously mentally ill would-be assassin who was obsessed with Jodie Foster and attempted to kill the Republican's (other) god, Ronald Reagan.