Acclaimed Chicago-based socio-politically active rock/punk band Rise Against released their latest raved about album Nowhere Generation this past June via Loma Vista Recordings.
The passionate and relevant outfit have now followed that LP up with a live EP titled Nowhere Sessions, also out on Loma Vista.
One track off the EP is a stirring cover of the Credence Clearwater Revival classic “Fortunate Son.” It’s a powerful and impassioned spin on the original.
“We actually used to cover ‘Fortunate Son’ in our early basement days. To me, the song represents one of the best examples of mixing music and politics together so seamlessly that nobody questions it,” comments Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar).
The EP includes another cover, of the Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments,” as well as a different version of Nowhere Generation’s “Talking to Ourselves,” and 2009 hit “Savior.”
The accompanying performance music video of “Fortune Son” shows the band in fine form, doing what they do best with a no-frills, all-thrills delivery.