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Missy Higgins is aiming for the heart with her protest song Oh Canada. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

Missy Higgins, Tim Minchin and the new political pop song

A short tour of Australia’s protest song history shows that protest music didn’t so much disappear as morph from the mainstream. In other words, it’s still very much with us.
Tim Minchin’s song-craft is direct yet sophisticated, and artfully constructed. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Tim Minchin’s Come Home Cardinal Pell is a pitch-perfect protest song

Tim Minchin’s latest musical offering, Come Home Cardinal Pell, is provoking strong reactions because of its blunt and direct message to Cardinal George Pell. But in terms of song-craft, it’s a winner.

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