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Black Sabbath-War Pigs (Why didn't anyone get this one first)
Ozzy - Revelation(Mother Earth)
Marillion-Forgotten Son's (Try the Live CD version-Reel to Real)
Iron Maiden-2 Minutes to Midnight
Journey-Don't Stop Believing (Pants i know but it's OK)
Firstly, can I say how much we are all showing our age.
Not one mention of Britney, or Justin.
Secondly, I have just registered the 'Music to go to War to' compilation CD as a registered trade mark.
Anyone who mentions it from now on will have to pay me royalties. Probably.
Potential ARRSE money making scheme? Send in you favourite tracks, and get BFPS to do something useful. PS. The title might not ne that politically correct. Perhaps we should call it 'Music to nick someones country to' or 'Music to save Bliars ARRSE to.' PPS. These also are registered trade marks.
Ive always thought a key to music to this sort of occaision is irony - thus why that annoying awimbawe awimbawe The Lion Sleeps Tonight etc. song would be perfect - mad as a fish! Another good one i heard of a patrol playing in Iraq is that 'Where is the Love' by the Black Eyed Peas. Weird.
Having said that, almost anything from the Vietnam era seems to work very well, not cos of the war, it just sounds kick arse.
If memory serves me correct (but probably doesn't) I'm sure that BFBS in Al Jubayl during Op Granby were banned from playing certain songs during the opening night of the air war. One of the tracks was "In the air tonight" along with anything that could be considered poor taste such as Ozzy's "Shot in the dark".
their was a whole list of songs and requests they refused to play including
leader of the pack for sir peter de belliare
moving on up (giving away troop movements )
rock the casbah etc etc
in the air tonite was used in b20 film worked quite well i thought