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Levellers

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Biography

The Levellers are a popular English rock band influenced by punk and traditional English music. They are based in Brighton, England where they were founded in 1988. There are several stories regarding how they got their name; from the Levellers, a radically democratic faction of Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army; as a reference to "The Level", a flat open space near where members of the band used to live in Brighton; or simply, according to guitarist, Simon Friend, a word they chose from a dictionary. Strongly interested and outspoken about green anarchism issues the band have built up a strong and devoted fanbase, despite being nearly universally ignored by mainstream critics. The band have been spokespeople for a number of issues including campaigning against the Criminal Justice Act (and its measures against rave parties) and various anti-capitalist and environmental issues. They continue to tour extensively around Britain and Europe but maintain a mutual dislike with the music press which stems from their early days. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    There's only one way of life
    And that's your own
    My father when I was younger
    Took me up on to the hill
    That looked down on the city smog
    One Way  -  142,203 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    What a beautiful day (hey hey)
    I'm the king of all time
    And nothing is impossible
    In my all powerful mind
    It was the fifth of November, when time it went back
    What a Beautiful Day  -  95,236 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    When you're standing by the road side
    And it's a long way to go
    Oh to carry me
    To carry me
    Carry me
    Carry Me  -  63,520 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    It's warm by the river, the weir keeps us clean
    The woodsmoke and cigarettes are all that we need
    Marking the dirt with twigs and simple words spoke
    Kicking the dust so we can just
    Dance the dance that plays with fire
    Far From Home  -  56,594 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Do you fancy a drink,
    Just the one,
    To clear your head,
    We won't be long.
    It's a beautiful day,
    Just the One  -  42,957 plays
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