Megaphone’s are great for protests. In fact, there is a good chance that if someone is singing a protest song, walking in a demonstration, or marching for a cause, a ThunderPower Megaphone is probably somewhere nearby. Almost daily, ThunderPower, the most powerful bullhorn in the industry, is being used by protesters demonstrating against everything from politics to petroleum.
But why are ThunderPower Megaphones so popular with people who have something to say and need to be heard? It’s probably because ThunderPower bullhorns are considered one of the best voice amplification tools on the planet, able to project the range of the human voice much further than non-battery powered megaphones. In addition, because ThunderPower Megaphones are so well made, they can take the punishment of even the most chaotic environment.
The ThunderPower Lineup of Megaphones
Since its founding more than 22 years ago, ThunderPower Megaphones has been a big supporter of free speech and public demonstrations. We believe that protests and demonstrations have been an important part of American history going all the way back to the famous Boston Tea protest in 1773.ThunderPower Megaphones
ThunderPower Megaphone line-up includes several models of high-quality battery powered bullhorns that have a variety of unique features that can be used during any size demonstration when you want to lift your voice above the crowd.
The ThunderPower collection of battery powered bullhorns include:
- ThunderPower 120 – 15 Watts w 700 Yard Range w $49.00
- ThunderPower 150 (Ultra compact) – 15 Watts w 600 Yard Range w $59.00
- ThunderPower 250 – 25 Watts w 800 Yard Range w $79.00
- ThunderPower 450 (Palm Mic) – 35 Watts w 1200 Yard Range w $109.00
- ThunderPower 1200 – 45 Watts w 2000 Yard Range w $189.00
ThunderPower Believes in Free Speech and Helps People be Heard
Since its founding more than 22 years ago, ThunderPower Megaphones has been a big supporter of free speech, protest songs, and public demonstrations. We believe that protests and demonstrations have been an important part of American history going all the way back to the famous Boston Tea protest in 1773. Throughout the years, protests and demonstrations have been a powerful strategy for Americans to leverage when they need to be heard, and ThunderPower Megaphones is proud to be a favorite choice for people when they have the need to be heard.
Ten of America’s Most Famous Protest Songs
Because ThunderPower bullhorns are so popular at rallies, demonstrations, and marches, we thought it might be interesting to share some of the top protest songs in America’s history according to a recent poll by RollingStone Magazine.
Number One: “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan
While it was President Dwight D. Eisenhower that warned the country about the dangers of a “military-industrial complex”, it was Bob Dylan who wrote his protest song that funneled his anger at arms dealers who were making a fortune and spreading their money all around Washington, D.C.
Number Two: “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
After Neil Young saw a photo of a 14-year-old girl kneeling over the dead body of a Kent State student, he poured his rage and sadness into the song he called “Ohio”. A day after he wrote the song, he called his bandmates (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) into the studio to record the new song.
Number Three: “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield
While many people think that Stephen Stills wrote “For What It’s Worth” about Vietnam, it was a protest song in support of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip hippies who fought the police over a potential new curfew.
Number Four: “The Times They Are a Changin” by Bob Dylan
Written just a few weeks after John F. Kennedy’s death and just a few months before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, Bob Dylan beautifully summed up massive cultural changes he was witnessing in a three-minute folk song.
Number Five: “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire
When P.F. Sloan wrote the “Eve of Destruction” in 1965, Barry McGuire quickly took the song to reflect the early days of the Vietnam war, the Cuban Missile Crisis and widespread fear of a nuclear war that would destroy the world.
Number Six: “Killing in the Name” by Rage Against the Machine
“Killing in the Name” combines a unique fusion of rap and rock and was released in 1992. It’s a furious song about racism, police brutality and defiance, culminating in a furious cry. This song stirs a crowd like no other song in human history.
Number Seven: “Blowing in the Wind” by Bob Dylan
“Blowin’ in the Wind” is considered one of the most popular protest songs of all time. It’s been translated into at least a dozen languages, featured in many movies and played live 2,500 times by Dylan alone.
Number Eight: “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
John Fogerty wrote “Fortunate Son” 45 years ago, but it continues to move people. Ironically, the artist actually served in the Army Reserves and wrote the song about how rich families made sure their own children never made their way to Vietnam. Like most great protest songs, it’s as relevant today as it was on the day of its release.
Number Nine: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan
After ten years from writing his last protest song, Bob Dylan returned again to write about Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a professional boxer in jail for a murder he claimed he didn’t commit. The tune is an impassioned eight-minute piece about Hurricane’s ordeal.
Number Ten: “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” by Country Joe and the Fish
A straightforward and simple song, Country Joe McDonald spoke for young people all over America when he released the anti-Vietnam classic “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag.” “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” he sang. “Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn/Next stop is Vietnam.” The song exploded when the artist sang an impromptu rendition at Woodstock.
For more information on how you can add a ThunderPower Megaphone to your next protest, call 866-927-7955.