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Title: Best Ever War Song
Post by: ZombieCake on May 16, 2019, 12:19:23 am
I'll start with the following, but you won't believe me until you listen.  It's actually a Belinda Carlisle song, the wiki page doesn't seem to want to link so look it up. As ever comment and other vids.

And of course a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssIZOBV9i4
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: prahja on May 16, 2019, 11:50:45 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeG5Pl-5e1Q
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: droid on May 16, 2019, 03:21:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-TrKy041Sk
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: mrodoc on May 16, 2019, 06:05:27 pm
There are some excellent songs on PJ Harvey's album Let England Shake.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Madness on May 16, 2019, 06:42:03 pm
https://youtu.be/00O-9fWTTwo
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: grahams on May 16, 2019, 06:42:23 pm
Bonnie Dobson singing her song Morning Dew backed by Danny Thompson and Robert Plant. This is the best version of a much covered song IMHO. It's on Youtube.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Madness on May 16, 2019, 06:44:56 pm
https://youtu.be/EqFoqtpUFY8
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: markpot on May 16, 2019, 07:48:20 pm
https://youtu.be/_DboMAghWcA
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: markpot on May 16, 2019, 08:12:39 pm
https://youtu.be/fiDsuG_LIno
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: paul on May 16, 2019, 08:22:46 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTLc22RWDVY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTLc22RWDVY)
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: markpot on May 16, 2019, 08:41:46 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:top selection paul
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: prahja on May 16, 2019, 08:44:52 pm
One of my favourites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9thvHDskYvA
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: ogofmole on May 16, 2019, 08:45:11 pm
Groundhogs - Thank Christ for the Bomb.
https://youtu.be/n1wfoMKd_M4 (https://youtu.be/n1wfoMKd_M4)
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Tim H on May 16, 2019, 10:45:14 pm
Twelfth Night, Sequences.


https://youtu.be/kqqykA0QzSI (https://youtu.be/kqqykA0QzSI)
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: al on May 17, 2019, 08:16:56 am
Green Fields of France (AKA No Man's Land - Eric Bogle)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GxLOenKHjE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GxLOenKHjE)
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: AR on May 17, 2019, 09:44:55 am
There's Eric Bogle's other classic war song to consider, "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda", as covered by the Pogues and many others....
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: paul on May 17, 2019, 12:02:37 pm
Not the best song, but a good one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPUJhy0Dz4
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Pitlamp on May 17, 2019, 07:07:41 pm
Is that really Lemmy Kilminster singing that 1916 song?

I'll look on Motorhead's music in a slightly different way in future.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Pitlamp on May 17, 2019, 07:10:31 pm
On a different note, does anyone else remember the late "Big Roy" Mundy singing The Green Fields Of France from time to time in the New Inn at Clapham, with great feeling?
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: AR on May 17, 2019, 08:43:08 pm
Is that really Lemmy Kilminster singing that 1916 song?

I'll look on Motorhead's music in a slightly different way in future.

It certainly is Lemmy - he could step outside of his usual territory when he wanted to, but he didn't often feel the urge which is a bit of a shame, I wonder what else he might have come up with.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Madness on May 17, 2019, 10:09:41 pm
When I first heard 1916 I found it hard to believe that it was Motorhead. I'm not afraid to admit that it brought tears to my eyes and in some undefinable way it changed my life ever so slightly.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Stuart France on May 19, 2019, 11:22:08 pm
M*A*S*H

It was the 1960-70s and the Vietnam war.  The TV programme version had sounds of a flying helicopter in the intro and of course Those Lyrics.   You can find them online or keep your mouth shut “if you please”.  Here is a nicely done but little viewed modern version that is true to the original tune:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbBnapXGQNI

Then there is the Bill Evans jazz trio version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCxs3Syfzvo

Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: paul on May 20, 2019, 12:05:16 pm
To be pedantic, M*A*S*H was based in the Korean War (1950- 53) , not Viet Nam.  :)
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Post by: Graigwen on May 22, 2019, 12:02:10 am
Not the best song, but a good one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPUJhy0Dz4



Maybe not the best song melodically, but you can actually sing it while engaged in serious street fighting, as I remember from South Audley Street and Grosvenor Square in the late 60s.


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Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: ZombieCake on September 16, 2020, 02:41:51 am
A very old topic, but this popped up in my YouTube feed, so apologies for that.  It's actually a WW1 song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRgtzZ-mOQo
 

Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Duck ditch on September 19, 2020, 04:42:17 pm
https://youtu.be/5_jEOj0Exi0
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Slug on September 19, 2020, 05:23:37 pm
 The " Vietnam" song is actually called " I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die ", though that's just one of many he did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2lGZgYnYEs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8x5omoKgkg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBS01EasTtc&pbjreload=101

 Mike Harding's "Bombers Moon" is another good tune.

 One song, a particular favorite  my old squadron, usually sung when in the company of the Luftwaffe was "Wir Fliegen Gegen Engerlnd" and when with the Heer, Panzerlied.

 Out of all of them though, one artist alone wrote, to me, and many other British Forces personel the ONLY  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOuTNE4_m6ksong
 

 
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: tamarmole on September 19, 2020, 05:30:52 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p_2qGAA5J4
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Slug on September 19, 2020, 05:36:33 pm
 Hmm, doesnt seem to have worked, I'll try again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOuTNE4_m6k

 Harvey Andrews, "The Soldier"

 I saw him perform this at the U,F,I,CYP,  base at R.A.F. Nicosia, in front of an audience of seven different nationalities, including British, Irish (on R&R from Lebanon), Australian and Canadian.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: pwhole on September 19, 2020, 08:05:36 pm
Well if Country Joe's up here, this might work too - it is Saturday night. They don't make them like this anymore. I can escape in all the confusion  :halo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAJJE5Wo_OY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAJJE5Wo_OY)
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Hunter on September 19, 2020, 09:18:12 pm
A couple of Mike Harding songs, The Accrington Pals and Christmas 1914 and of course Dire Straights, Brothers in Arms.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Hunter on September 19, 2020, 09:35:14 pm
Not a song but a poem by Martyn Herbert written in 1947, Goodnight Dad, see you in the morning.
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Laurie on September 21, 2020, 08:44:47 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4hny_XRaw4
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: Slug on October 01, 2020, 12:01:59 am
 another fave toon for those of us who listened to BFBS in the early 80's 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqfelQI5Lm0
Title: Re: Best Ever War Song
Post by: ZombieCake on October 07, 2020, 02:07:41 am
A bit of Saxon never goes amiss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcW7rQoCnJg