[pullquote quote=”While I’ve played hundreds of demonstrations, I’ve never seen anything quite like Madison.” credit=”Tom Morello”] Tom Morello was inspired by the site of 100,000 Wisconsin-folk hitting the streets to stand up against anti-union legislation that was being put forward by the state’s governor, so much as to write and record a new EP within days of the demonstration. “I was inspired by the solidarity of students, steel workers and firefighters of all ages, colors and creeds who had occupied the Capitol building,” says Morello.
Morello added, “…I was inspired by the fact that there was something in the air that made nurses, teachers, farmers and musicians realize that it was time to get off the sidelines and make history. I recorded the album in four days because I wanted to capture the energy I felt in the streets of Madison before my frostbitten fingers had thawed.”
Pick up your copy of Union Town EP here. All proceeds go to the America Votes Labor Unity Fund.
Also, Morello added that a new full-length Nightwatchman album World Wide Rebel Songs would be released later this summer, as well as a tour in support of it.