View Full Version : CW with a modern soundtrack

12-22-2007, 07:08 AM
OK, I just read these posts on the thread about dreams...

Posted by Rob Weaver...
<q> I turned to the drum major and asked, "Give us a tune for the lads." He saluted smartly with his mace and replied, "Fine, sir, How about something by Rick James." I woke up in a cold sweat.
</q>YOW! For some reason, I can't see the battle line moving in a quiet steady motion forward to the tune of "She's a very kinky girl!"
:shock: ... and I suddenly was inspired (or twisted up a little further, however you may look at it) and came up with this idea:

OK, I know this will be heresy to some, but if you were to do a music video with visuals of the Civil War, but it had to have modern music as a soundtrack, what would you do?

My choices:

Sherman's March to the tune of AC/DC's "H*ll's Bells."



"I'm rollin' thunder, pouring rain...."

12-22-2007, 07:19 AM
Now that is inspired; but I'm a big AC/DC fan so I'm rather biased.

I immediately thought about the USCT assualt on New Market Heights set to the tune of "Back in Black." :D


...cut loose from the noose...

12-22-2007, 07:20 AM
Pretty appropriate. How about Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" for Hood's assault on the Union lines at Franklin or Grant's assault on Confederate lines at Cold Harbor?

12-22-2007, 12:44 PM
1. ''Home'' Chris Daughtry. for a confederate walking back home after the surrender.
2. ''So Far Away'' Staind. Right after the first battle. Seeing the elephant.
3. ''Blaze Of Glory'' Bon Jovi. Pickets charge.
4. ''Times Like These'' For the entire war. Such destruction can make you appreciate what you really got.

12-22-2007, 01:39 PM
Andersonville - "500 Miles" by Peter, Paul and Mary.


Not a shirt on my back
Not a penny to my name
Lord, I can't go home this-away


12-22-2007, 01:54 PM
"Burning Down the House" for Sherman's March to the sea.
"Psycho Killer" for the Quantrell/Blooy Bill/Red Legs.

12-22-2007, 02:07 PM
Y'all are awesome...

Here's another, good for the Pratt Street Riot in Baltimore, the New York City Draft Riots, or the Richmond Bread Riots.

"I Want to Riot" by Rancid

See how we do this? (hail, yeah!) see how we riot?
Throw a brick, light the fuse, dodge a bullet, duck inside
A sadistic hammer on my brain
Branded with a another numbered pawn in the game

Oh.... yeah.... I wanna riot
Oh.... yeah.... I wanna riot

Oi... Oi... Oi... Oi... Oi !!!

In front of me, de-bauch-er-y!
Crying in line and dying burning debris
My Face is burning, (oh!) so quick (so quick!)
Like a candle at the end of its wick

Well, I turn the dial, I turn the channel
I turn into a monster fighting the eternal battle
I need some help, man, there is no doubt
If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna take somebody out!

Oh.... yeah.... I wanna riot
Oh.... yeah.... I wanna riot
Oh.... yeah.... I wanna riot
Oh.... yeah.... I wanna riot



12-22-2007, 02:53 PM

White Zombie's "More Human Than Human"

12-22-2007, 05:38 PM
Sherman's March- Devil went down to Georgia.

12-22-2007, 06:16 PM
Sherman's March- Devil went down to Georgia.

While the title might be very appropriate for some people, I don't think that the lyrics fit.

12-22-2007, 07:26 PM
True, from my very pro union standpoint, I think that I wanna rock by Twisted Sister would be more appropriate.:p

Appomattox- We are the champions.

I'm putting way too much thought into this thread.

12-23-2007, 01:07 PM
I'm putting way too much thought into this thread. Me too, but it helps counteract the Christmas depression.

For the confederates, the Appomattox theme would be, "Hold Your Head Up" by Argent:

And if it's bad
Don't let it get you down, you can take it
And if it hurts
Don't let them see you cry, you can take it

Hold your head up, hold your head up
Hold your head up, hold your head high



12-23-2007, 01:14 PM
Appomattox- We are the champions...

Then you'll love this. Turn up your speakers and click:



12-23-2007, 02:05 PM
I've always like that painting too.

I have three that might make good battle music...

Ringo Star-It dont come easy....


Paul McCartney & WINGS - Live And Let Die


Jethro Tull "The Third Hoorah !"


12-23-2007, 02:33 PM
How about civil war by guns and roses.

12-23-2007, 03:34 PM
I don't really care for the song, but this is interesting nonetheless:


12-23-2007, 03:52 PM
Silly thread, but this song at least tries to memorialize the veterans.


Some might recognize David Kincaid as the lead singer.

12-23-2007, 04:01 PM
Speaking of Kincaid, here is one of the finest songs ever IMHO.


8th TexCav
12-24-2007, 12:17 AM
OK, silly yes but I'll play.

From one of my favorite bands of the early eighties--XTC, Generals and Majors

Generals and majors ah ah
They're never too far
From battlefields so glorious
Out in a world of their own
They'll never come down
Till once again victorious

Generals and majors always
Seem so unhappy less they got a war

Generals and majors ah ah
Like never before are tired of being actionless.

Calling generals and majors
Generals and majors everywhere
Calling generals and majors
Your world war iii is drawing near

Generals and majors ah ah
They're never too far
Away from men who made the grade
Out in a world of their own
They'll never come down
Until the battles lost or made

Generals and majors ah ah
Like never before, are tired of being in the shade


12-24-2007, 04:07 AM
Pictures of veterans' graves at various cemeteries with Mansions of the Lord from "We Were Soldiers".

I've also thought that the contrast between a raging battle scenario with the sound muted and Enya's very soothing "Watermark" would make an excellent opening credits intro to a CW movie.

12-24-2007, 04:40 AM
Shermans march- War Pigs, or Warpalegs both by Black Sabbath... I guess that would be appropriate for the whole war....

Rainning blood- Slayer- for shiloh (the bloody lake paints a good picture to this song...)

But, that's to my musical taste......

12-29-2007, 03:43 PM
Battle-scarred John Bell Hood taking opium and then ordering a suicidal assualt to the tune of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" ("Go ask Alice)".

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head"
Remember what the Dormouse said
Feed your head, feed your head