Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Music as Torture

Hey there faithful readers! Breaking news - the United States military is using rock and roll as torture. Check it out here or here. The good fellas at DC Rock Club covered it too.

It seems they basically blast Pantera, AC/DC, Nine Inch Nails. Probably Motorhead too. Maybe Ween's debut, GodWeenSatan: The Oneness?
We at The Rockist Society don't like to be explicitly political, nor are we interrogation experts. I can't speak for all of us, but personally I am against torture (which seems sort of like McCain repeatedly letting us know that he was against a second Holocaust). Frankly, I think I could listen to My Bloody Valentine or the Truckers (thinking of particularly loud bands here) for hours and hours on end. There are, however, an endless number of acts who could easily be used to torture me if played at loud volumes for hours or days in a row. Among them:

Contemporary James Taylor
The Ting Tings
Ten Years After
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
mid-late period Chicago
Desaparecidos
Kid Rock's recent single that rips off both "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Werewolves of London"

How about you all?

1 comment:

Nite Owl said...

Oh man, that Kid Rock song makes me sick. Yeah, I can't think of an original song, so I'll pretend I want to pay "tribute" to people who can actually write music. Makes my brain squirm when I hear that...