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Thread started 02/10/03 9:49am

Jasziah

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What songs define your beliefs on war?

I have an hour long radio show each week (which is repeated twice), and I get to play music for youth. Usually, my show is full of punk rock, but occasionally I do theme shows which may include a bigger variety of music.

Next week's show is about WAR and social injustice (focusing on more than just race). I'm asking for your help in creating a playlist. If it speaks to our current situation with Iraq and the MidEast, then I'm all for it. I need more punk and rock, maybe something else from Sly, and some funk. Positive music would be cool too. This is what I have so far to choose from:

Sound effects: guns, bombs, screams, planes, etc.
Soundbites: on Iraq, bombings, on battlefield, the prez, CNN, movies
"I Fought In A War" by Belle & Sebastian
"Dixie" -- Civil War Songs (with bombs & screaming)
"Old War Chant" -- Damian Jr. Gong Marley
"Make War" -- Bright Eyes
"Party Up" -- Prince (fade in final verse and ending chant)
"State of the World" -- Janet Jackson (with tv interlude)
"War Isn't Working" -- Sheila Nichols
"War?" -- System of a Down
"Rhythm Nation 1814" -- Janet Jackson (excerpt)
"The Knowledge" -- Janet Jackson
"The War" -- Prince (excerpt)
"Dance On" -- Prince (fade in and out)
"Sign O' The Times" -- Prince (about the Columbia as well)
"Everyday People" -- mix of many artists
"Right Now" -- Chris Gains aka Garth Brooks
"The Walk" -- The Time (excerpt)
"Civil War" -- Guns'n'Roses
"War of 1812" -- Arrogant Worms (excerpt)
"America" -- Prince
"1999" -- Prince ("why does everybody have a bomb?")
"Crawling In My Skin" -- Linkin Park (9/11 version)
"Groove News" -- ?? (with Dan Rather)
"Yesterday" -- Beatles
"Freedom" -- Richie Havens

Also, I'm looking for a good poem or two (maybe an essay) to read over a three-minute instrumental called "An Epitaph to War" by James Horner and part of "The War" by Prince.

Thanks for any help. If I get some decent replies, I will give credit to prince.org in my show, and I may make two different shows out of this. (Sorry, we don't have our Internet-streaming rights worked out yet, otherwise I'd share the final product).

edit: adding on
[This message was edited Mon Feb 10 11:16:10 PST 2003 by Jasziah]
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Reply #1 posted 02/10/03 11:05am

Jasziah

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Reply #2 posted 02/10/03 11:19am

famosA

what about:
-Live4Love / Prince
-War / Bob Marley (best from "Babylon(!) by Bus")
-Chimes of Freedom/ Bob Dylan, also covered by B.Springsteen
-Ball of Confusion / Undisputed Truth (1971! )
-War / Frankie goes to Hollywood ?

Peace & be funky
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Reply #3 posted 02/10/03 11:34am

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the War song - Culture Club

War was stupid, and people are stupid, and love means nothing, in some strange quarters. War was stupid and people are stupid, and I heard the banging, of hearts and fingers. WAR!.

thats the chorus, but the other lyrics are cool too.

Now were fighting in our hearts, We are fighting in the streets, want somebody help me!. No more war, no more war, no more war!
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Reply #4 posted 02/10/03 11:42am

jthad1129

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'What's Going On' - Marvin Gaye

That says it all in a nutshell. Just play that, over and over, and over...
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rainbow Funny and charming as usual
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Reply #5 posted 02/10/03 11:59am

sojourner

I add a very old song but a very fine one.
It was sung by Marlene Dietrich and i prefer it in German (it is also in a English version).
The title is 'sag mir wo die Blumen sind'.
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Reply #6 posted 02/10/03 12:04pm

Jasziah

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...mercy, mercy, me, indeed.

Thanks for the songs. Looks like most of the things I'll be playing will be excerpts and shortened versions all woven together with soundbites and sound effects, like the first two minutes of "The War Song" by Culture Club, a segment from "Live 4 Love," "Ball of Confusion" by Anthrax, and the entire "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye.

Also, I just thought of "Tea Leaf Prophecy" by Joni Mitchell which says, "Study war no more... lay down your arms."

Oh, and how about "Koo Koo" and "The World is High" by Sheila E?

Keep the suggestions coming... Thanks!
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Reply #7 posted 02/10/03 12:16pm

Jasziah

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sojourner said:

I add a very old song but a very fine one.
It was sung by Marlene Dietrich and i prefer it in German (it is also in a English version).
The title is 'sag mir wo die Blumen sind'.


I can only find this in German by her and a couple other German artists. I also found "Where Have all the Flowers Gone?" by Marlene Dietrich, but I like the Kingston Trio version best: "Where have all the soldiers gone? Into the grave, every one. When will they ever learn?"
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Reply #8 posted 02/10/03 12:43pm

MiaBocca

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What songs define your beliefs on war?

W.I.T - Surrender.
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Reply #9 posted 02/10/03 12:50pm

Supernova

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"War"/Edwin Starr
"War"/Bob Marley
This post not for the wimp contingent. All whiny wusses avert your eyes.
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Reply #10 posted 02/10/03 4:42pm

mistermaxxx

"Get Up Stand Up"Bob Maley&The Wailers,"What's Going On" Marvin Gaye,"The Revolution Will Not be Telivised"Gil Scott Heron,"Future Shock"Curtis Mayfield.
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Reply #11 posted 02/10/03 4:53pm

mrdespues

WAR! WAR! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?!


ABOLUTELY NUTHIN'!
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Reply #12 posted 02/10/03 6:27pm

Jasziah

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Thanks everyone. I'll grab them all and work with them from there.
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Reply #13 posted 02/10/03 8:23pm

alandail

Money don't matter 2nite
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Reply #14 posted 02/10/03 8:43pm

Jasziah

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ah yeah, thx

Hey now, maybe we can find a good reason
2 send a child off 2 war
So what if we're controllin' all the oil,
Is it worth a child dying 4? (is it worth it?)
If long life is what we all live 4
Then long life will come 2 pass
Anything is better than the picture of the child
In a cloud of gas
And u think u got it bad

Money don't matter 2 night (no, don't matter)
It sure didn't matter yesterday (yesterday)
Just when u think u've got more than enough
That's when it all up and flies away (flies away, flies away)
That's when u find out that u're better off
Makin' sure your soul's alright (make certain that your soul's alright)
Cuz money didn't matter yesterday,
... it sure don't matter 2 night

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Reply #15 posted 02/11/03 4:51pm

NWF

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And how could you forget the Clash classic, "The Call-Up"?

"Hut, two, three, four, I love the Marine Corps"
NEW WAVE FOREVER: SLAVE TO THE WAVE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE.
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Reply #16 posted 02/11/03 5:04pm

lovebizzare

Wel, all the good ones have already been metioned, but what about "free" by Prince?
~KiKi
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Reply #17 posted 02/11/03 6:03pm

Red

So Much Trouble in the World - Bob Marley. Really give it a spin 4 Peace!!!
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