No matter what your opinion on the recent Occupy protests, it's hard to deny they have had an impact, whether by prompting a discussion of wealth distribution or by simply taking up so much of the news cycle.
But what of their musical impact? Although some might think it limited to the sound of drum circles pounding through the night, many other musicians have stopped by various Occupy protests. Now that legacy might extend to include, among other things, the sound of Michael Moore singing.
Both the drum circles and Moore's vocal stylings are to be included on a new benefit album, to be called "Occupy This Album", which will seek to raise funds for the Occupy movement both in New York and around the world. Other artists currently slated to appear on the record include Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Devo, Ladytron, Toots and the Maytals, Yo La Tengo and protest music veterans Crosby & Nash (no Stills thus far).