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Best Ever War Song
« 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:



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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 03:21:09 pm »
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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 06:05:27 pm »
There are some excellent songs on PJ Harvey's album Let England Shake.

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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 08:22:46 pm »
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2019, 08:44:52 pm »
One of my favourites:


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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2019, 08:45:11 pm »
Groundhogs - Thank Christ for the Bomb.

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2019, 10:45:14 pm »
Twelfth Night, Sequences.



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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 08:16:56 am »
Green Fields of France (AKA No Man's Land - Eric Bogle)

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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #15 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....
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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2019, 12:02:37 pm »
Not the best song, but a good one!

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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2019, 07:07:41 pm »
Is that really Lemmy Kilminster singing that 1916 song?

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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #18 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?

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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #21 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:


Then there is the Bill Evans jazz trio version:



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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #22 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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Re: Best Ever War Song
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2019, 12:02:10 am »
Not the best song, but a good one!





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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