I've begun compiling a soundtrack to play along with TS. I want thematic period songs that in some way relate to the period. So far I've got a bunch of vietnam era protest songs, but need some more variety. Here's what I'm looking for
Period classical music would be great as long as its not over bearing. Songs from before or after vietnam that deal with the cold war would be great too.
My russian friend is helping me with the soviet songs, Anthems, marches, and period folk songs.
So I just need help on the American side. let the suggestions roll!
Oh man I used to have a really good one! Would be so easy to do music through all the years of the game
The beatles, revolution Back in the USSR 99 luft balloons Bonzo Goes to Bitburg," by The Ramones "A Call To Arms," by Mike and the Mechanics "Crazy Train," by Ozzy Osbourne We didnt start the fire Billy Joel Der Kommisar Dunday Bloody Sunday U@ Gods of War," by Def Leppard
As someone who has been a musician for 85% of his entire existence, I agree with the above recommendations for classical music.
A few more specifics, Shosti is well known for his symphonies (strongly recommend Nos. 5, 7, 11), or his string quartets (seriously, ANY of them).
Prokofiev - you might try his 5th symphony or some of his ballet music, such as The Love for Three Oranges. All these things have a very Soviet undertone to them, some are even "thematic" in that they were written to tell a programmatic story behind the music, such as the Shostakovich symphonies I recommended.
The American recommendations are all spot on, too.
In Europe and America, there's a growing feeling of hysteria Conditioned to respond to all the threats In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you I don't subscribe to this point of view It would be such an ignorant thing to do If the Russians love their children too
How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy There is no monopoly in common sense On either side of the political fence We share the same biology Regardless of ideology Believe me when I say to you I hope the Russians love their children too
There is no historical precedent To put the words in the mouth of the President There's no such thing as a winnable war It's a lie we don't believe anymore Mr. Reagan says we will protect you I don't subscribe to this point of view Believe me when I say to you I hope the Russians love their children too
We share the same biology Regardless of ideology What might save us, me, and you Is if the Russians love their children too
How about: Stick The Fucking Flag Up Your Goddamn Ass, You Sonofabitch
My father told me “Son it’s futile to resist. You can topple the ideology but not the armies they enlist.” I questioned the intentions of the boy scouts chanting “WAR!” “Well, that’s the sound of freedom, son”, he said (free to say no more).
But wait a minute “dad”, did you actually say freedom? Well, if you’re dumb enough to vote, you’re fucking dumb enough to believe them. Because if this country is so goddamned free, then I can burn your fucking flag wherever I damn well please.
I carried their anthem convinced it was mine. Rhymeless, unreasoned conjecture kept me in line. But then I stood back and wondered what the fuck they had done to me. Made accomplice to all that I promised I would never be.
You carry their anthem, convinced that it’s yours. Invitation to honour. Invitation to war. Bette Midler now assumes sainthood. Romanticize murder for morale. Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree my friend and “Gee, Wally. That’s swell!” Fuck the troops (Insert corny but relevant/ poignant catch phrase here).
I've seen them live and they are very nice chaps. (We approached them as they were packing up their gear. Yes, no roadies for these lads!)
1. Vera Lynn - "We'll Meet Again": Old-timey song that is actually from WWII, but the lyrics take on a new meaning when you consider this is the song played at the end of Dr. Strangelove against footage of nuclear bombs exploding. (Maybe play it if Defcon 1 is reached?) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gb0mxcpPOU) 2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Who'll Stop The Rain": Mentions Five Year Plans and New Deals. 3. Leslie De Gaulle Trio - "Root 'Em Out, Joe": This was a parody song shown on the "Kids in the Hall." It champions the antics of Senator McCarthy. (Maybe play it whenever Red Scare gets played?) (Youtube over here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEGUOv68-s)