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Any Metal songs about the vietnam war?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by urinalcakemix, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. urinalcakemix

    urinalcakemix man who plays drum

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    Alright, for a US history project, I have to write a paper on music and musical influence of the vietnam war. Of course Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Ohio comes to mind, but is there any metal songs based about the Vietnam war? Anything to get a cheap whoring exploit for metal =)

    Help!
     
  2. Beelzebub

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    Sodom - Agent Orange

    I was going to mention The Trooper but I don't think they used muskets in 'nam.
     
  3. MorphineChild205

    MorphineChild205 Lt. Horatio Caine

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    I think Iced Earth's "Greenface" is about NAM. It's not a very good song, though.
     
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    Doesn't CCR's "Fortunate Son" have a lot of the anti-draft attitudes in it that were a big controversy during Vietnam?
     
  5. sknight

    sknight Are You Morbid?

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    Dream Theater- War inside my head. About PTSD and the war that remains within the soldier when the come home.
     
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    Aaahhh, nice one. I totally forgot. Cool song, too.
     
  7. Soul of Ice

    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    Alice in Chains - Rooster
     
  8. Jeremy Krull

    Jeremy Krull Destroyer of the C-List

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    I think there's one line in "Revolution Is My Name" that refers to the war...

    but I think "Greenface" was written about the Navy SEALS, at least that's what I remember him saying at the last IE show I was at...
     
  9. urinalcakemix

    urinalcakemix man who plays drum

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    Whoa, I didnt even make a correlation to War inside my head, even though thats one of the main topics of the war we discussed. Good call! Anyone got any more?

    And yea, too bad that IE song is terrible =/
     
  10. sknight

    sknight Are You Morbid?

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    Just about every Manowar song is about war. Maybe one is specific to Vietnam.
     
  11. rockmanxpr

    rockmanxpr High Speed Samurai

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    Metallica: Disposable Heros and maybe even For Whom the Bell tolls, or these could be songs about war in general....
     
  12. soundgarden

    soundgarden I know how to be cool !

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    and "One" would be good as well.
     
  13. Beelzebub

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    I think the concept of "one" was taken from the book Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (You can see this in the video, too). It was about a soldier going off into World War I and he ends up getting his arms, legs and face blown off. The anti-war people used that book as an example of the dangers of war during the Vietnam era even though it was about WWI.
     
  14. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    some parts of Redemption's self titled. but its not directly about the war, but flashbacks from a veteran....
     
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    soundgarden I know how to be cool !

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    It is a very emotional song. I will check out that book, it sounds interesting.
     
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    frozen_core cross the waters

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    well, there's sabbath's War Pigs which isn't directly associated with Nam...but Iron Man is...about a vietnam war vet who returns to the states to kill the public he once saved, which refers to the serial killings some vets did after they returned (who the public thought of as sick war criminals)...so yeah...you might look into those...or not :p
     
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    A song on Iron Maiden's X Factor-album is about Apocalypse! Now-movie. I just don't remember the song's name.
     
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    SAXON-BROKEN HEROES!!!!!!!! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

    I am so glad I was the first to mention this.
     
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    scanner313 The EYE

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    I'm probably dating myself here with this one, but there was a band called Pretty Maids back in the 80's (actually, they are still making albums) who had a song called "Yellow Rain" on the "Future World" album. It was about Vietnam and the stress and horror the soldiers faced.

    It's actually a great song and (even with a couple of cheesy tunes) a great Metal album! Download the song, it's worth it.
     
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    and if you want to go back even further... although not metal, but directly related to the vietnam war, check out "smiley" by ronnie burns; "i was only 19" by redgum; and "war or hands of time" by the masters apprentices... all classic aussie bands.
     

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