14 January 2008

Recommended Music to Rock Out to

Iraq: The Purgatorium has a post up about the obligations as an infantryman to listen to metal. I find this heartening, since I recently heard a marine say that "Guns N' Roses sucked" and "Emo was pretty cool!". I was a little concerned about this blasphemy regarding musical tastes, so it's nice to see that there are still some youngsters out there who know how to rock out. Good on you TheUsualSuspect. Unfortunately, I took a look at the playlist he had on Iraq: The Purgatorium and realized that I didn't know any of these new bands. I must be getting old as evidenced by my travels in and out of Kuwait with people who were probably in middle school when I joined the Navy. So here's a list of tunes for your various situations or needs that may be considered relics in this day and age, but I still find myself listening to on a regular basis.

  • On Submarine Duty - Alice in Chains "Down in a Hole"
  • On anything to do with Aviation - Iron Maiden "Aces High"
  • On artillery usage - Slayer "Raining Blood"
  • To get offended - GG Allin "I'm infected with AIDS"
  • When you get orders for your 4th deployment to Iraq - Black Flag "Nervous Breakdown"
  • For the late-night convoys - Iron Maiden "2 Minutes to Midnight"
  • On traveling to the Middle East - Mercyful Fate "Egypt"
  • On Al-Qaeda - Megadeth "Holy Wars"
  • For countries on the State Dept. "no-go" list - Dead Kennedys "Holiday in Cambodia"
  • For those serving life without parole - Skid Row "18 and Life"
  • For vehicle maintenance - Megadeth "The Mechanix"
  • On PTSD - Metallica "One" or Alice in Chains "The Rooster"
  • For those considering military service - Metallica "Master of Puppets"
  • On partying post-deployment - Guns N' Roses "Nighttrain"
  • If you find yourself in Michigan for some reason - Kiss "Detroit Rock City"
  • For feeling down at church - Black Sabbath "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
  • When your girlfriend won't return your emails - Anthrax "Black Lodge"
  • On not killing yourself on staff duty - Merle Haggard "If we make it through December" (I know Merle isn't metal or punk, but he rules!)

Eddie doesn't tolerate whiny hipsters!


Bag Blog said...

Funny, my daughter just gave her dad a Merle Haggard CD for his birthday, he's not even a real Merle fan.

LT Nixon said...

Really?!? How could someone not like Merle?

Kiyum said...

What? No "Peace Sells, but who's buying?"

Bag Blog said...

There is nothing wrong with Merle. It is just funny that he has become popular with the younger generation when he represents such a red-neck in my generation. And there is so much better music out there.

LT Nixon said...


That's a good one, off the legendary "Rust in Peace" album. Whatever happened to flying V-guitars and huge hair!

Sketchy Mutant #2, by bar said...

For "When you get orders for your 4th Deployment to Iraq", I recommend "Hello" by Rollins Band.

Oh yeah, don't forget "Disposable Heroes" for those considering military service...same band and same album as "Master of Puppets".

Great List!

LT Nixon said...

Thanks Sketchy! I forgot about disposable heroes. Cliff Burton, R.I.P.