I first became a soldier in a war zone on Veterans Day Nov. Army tours of duty in Vietnam, which meant that Uncle Sam would send me back home exactly days later — on Nov. Needless to say, the date is etched in my mind and will always be. But I knew one thing for sure. Music was going to get me through my year in Vietnam. Did it ever. Craig Werner and I discovered the power of music from a decade of interviews with hundreds of Vietnam vets. Denton Mogie in uniform, with siblings Candy and Randy,
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Some anti-war songs lament some aspects of war, while others satirize war. Most promote peace in some form, while others sing out against specific armed conflicts. Still others depict the physical and psychological destruction that warfare causes to soldiers, innocent civilians, and humanity as a whole. Many of these songs are considered protest songs , and some have been embraced by war-weary people, various peace movements , and peace activists.
Of all the subjects that inspire songwriters, war and love are a couple of the main contenders. Here are 30 of the greatest songs about war. It would be very easy for our generation to forget the true horror of war, without the likes of Harry to remind us. I hope we do not forget. The song also referenced the IRA and warned of history repeating itself. War: Vietnam War The message: The song called for an end to conflict, specifically the Vietnam War, and for the world to unite in peace instead. The title referred not to drugs but to an unchanging bond between people.
Although it was never officially declared a war, the "troubles," first as part the Republic of Ireland's battles for independence and then as violence between factions in Northern Ireland, amounted to drawn-out civil war. This anthem expressing frustration with the violence helped bring U2 to world attention. The lead track from the album "War," it hit the top 10 on rock radio in the U. The incident that spurred the title to the song became known as "Bloody Sunday. It was the most people killed during a single shooting incident in the entire conflict. In punk legend John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols got together with hip-hop godfather Afrika Bambaataa to record this cross-genre classic. The video makes extensive use of clips of President Ronald Reagan speaking about nuclear war. Bambaataa was already perceived as a pioneer of hip-hop when he put together the band Time Zone in