MUSIC ON TOURS. WHAT WAS/IS YOUR PLATOON/TROOP LISTENING TO?

Rudie

LE
I saw the video for Fools Gold the other day,and it took me back to the NAAFI at St Angelo,where it seemed it was never off MTV or being played constantly in the accomodation.
It got me thinking about what music I was listening to on various tours.Not just me personally with my walkman,but what sounds seemed to be being played in "boogie boxes" in the rooms and hallways of SF bases around the Province,and what tapes and cds were being passed back and forth amongst the lads.

So, what is/was your platoon/troop,etc listening to on tours?

NI 1989/90
Welcome To The Beautiful South. The Beautiful South
Stone Roses. The Stone Roses
The Raw And The Cooked. The Fine Young Cannibals
The Undertones. The Undertones
Mowtown Dance Party. Various
Snap! The Jam
Legend. Bob Marley And The Wailers

OP GRANBY 1991
Sparticus. The Farm
60's Mania. Various
Dance Craze - The Best of British Ska - Live! Various
The Number 1 Hits. Elvis Presley
The Best Of OMD. OMD
Now That's What I Call Music 17. Various
Pills,Thrills 'n Bellyaches. The Happy Mondays
Rave On. Various

NI 1992
Divine Madness. Madness
Pills,Thrills 'n Bellyaches. The Happy Mondays
Screamadelica. Primal Scream
Ultimate Rave!. Various
The Story Of The Clash. The Clash

NI 1996
A Different Class. Pulp
What's The Story Morning Glory? Oasis
Fantazia Live at Bowlers. Carl Cox
A Retrospective Of House 1991-1995. Various
Carry On Up The Charts. The Beautiful South.

NI 1997/98
Ministry Of Sound,The Annual 3. Pete Tong/Boy George
The No1 Ska Album. Various
This Is Northern Soul. Various
Forest Gump Soundtrack. Various
Urban Hymns. The Verve
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
Thread resurrection! I recall Drummad Bks NAAFI getting a big screen tv and MTV being stuck on really loud! It was 88 and I must have felt really old as I walked away never to bother again! Music? Some rap noise I think, I was listening to John Cougar Mellenkamp back in Omagh!
In 83 it was Stiff Little Fingers!
 
Telic was Cameltoe.

And "Tubthumping" (I get knocked down but I get up again).
 
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Cab Calloway - Down Among the Dead Men.

The Cranberries - Zombie.

Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces.

We were dealing with a lot of exhumations at the time.
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
Telic 6 -
Die MF Die - Dope
Bodies - Drowning Pool
Buck Rogers - Feeder

I wasnt on Telic 4 but this tour video was doing the rounds during PDT
Last Train Home - Lost Prophets
 

Daxx

MIA
Book Reviewer
I spent most of my Telic (9/10) listening to the IDF alarm, followed by outgoing phalanx, then incoming rockets, then, sometimes, outgoing AS90 and finally the all clear before it all started again. We took to taking our food to the floor with us as it happened that frequently!
From you tube.
 

BopBopBop

War Hero
1973 Northern Ireland.
Our Colonel was visiting our base and had to walk through our accommodation to get to the small Ops room.

As he did so a siren started and he immediately went into "standby to repel boarders" mode.

We had to explain it was a tune playing on the radio.
Blockbuster by The Sweet

 
A nervous Brownhat 'Whitey from Blighty,making his way up to Vehicle Park,Little Aden for the first time with the rest of C Sqn, 11H.....heard Del Shannon 'Runaway' blasting out from someone's radio,everyone joined in on the falsetto 'Wah Wah Wonder' screech.Made my mind up right then,'This is going to be OK'....I was right ,it was OK.
 

BopBopBop

War Hero
I spent most of my Telic (9/10) listening to the IDF alarm, followed by outgoing phalanx, then incoming rockets, then, sometimes, outgoing AS90 and finally the all clear before it all started again. We took to taking our food to the floor with us as it happened that frequently!
From you tube.
The outgoing phalanx.
Thats my kind of noise!
 
I saw the video for Fools Gold the other day,and it took me back to the NAAFI at St Angelo,where it seemed it was never off MTV or being played constantly in the accomodation.
It got me thinking about what music I was listening to on various tours.Not just me personally with my walkman,but what sounds seemed to be being played in "boogie boxes" in the rooms and hallways of SF bases around the Province,and what tapes and cds were being passed back and forth amongst the lads.

So, what is/was your platoon/troop,etc listening to on tours?

NI 1989/90
Welcome To The Beautiful South. The Beautiful South
Stone Roses. The Stone Roses
The Raw And The Cooked. The Fine Young Cannibals
The Undertones. The Undertones
Mowtown Dance Party. Various
Snap! The Jam
Legend. Bob Marley And The Wailers

OP GRANBY 1991
Sparticus. The Farm
60's Mania. Various
Dance Craze - The Best of British Ska - Live! Various
The Number 1 Hits. Elvis Presley
The Best Of OMD. OMD
Now That's What I Call Music 17. Various
Pills,Thrills 'n Bellyaches. The Happy Mondays
Rave On. Various

NI 1992
Divine Madness. Madness
Pills,Thrills 'n Bellyaches. The Happy Mondays
Screamadelica. Primal Scream
Ultimate Rave!. Various
The Story Of The Clash. The Clash

NI 1996
A Different Class. Pulp
What's The Story Morning Glory? Oasis
Fantazia Live at Bowlers. Carl Cox
A Retrospective Of House 1991-1995. Various
Carry On Up The Charts. The Beautiful South.

NI 1997/98
Ministry Of Sound,The Annual 3. Pete Tong/Boy George
The No1 Ska Album. Various
This Is Northern Soul. Various
Forest Gump Soundtrack. Various
Urban Hymns. The Verve
How did you get in my house? That's my music shelf.
Well, not the rave and Boy f*****g George.
 
Op Banner September 1969, 'He ain't heavy, he's my brother' - the Hollies
May -August 1971 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep cheep' - Middle of the Road (with varied lyrics to reflect the times)
 

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