When I was 16, the woman whose bedroom was above mine in our apartment building was forced to move because I wouldn’t stop playing Led Zeppelin’s “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” at warp sound. I mean, I feel bad about it now, but at the time I felt such a sense of…victory! Behold, the power of rock.
Five years ago on this date, the AP reported that the U.S. military was blasting certain songs 24/7 to Guantanamo Bay prisoners to “create fear, disorient, and prolong capture shock.” These tunes included: Springsteen’s “Born In The USA,” AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells,” Eminem’s “America,” the theme song from Sesame Street, and “I Love You” from the Barney and Friends show. What song would YOU blast in order to drive someone nuts? It can be a sappy tune you detest, OR, one that’s so ear drum-shattering it would make an enemy confess to almost anything. Yer blogger wants to hear from YOU!
Now, check out this nuclear bomb of a song that rocked my apartment block. I don’t think Robert Plant ever looked or sounded as good as this. Rocks off to Jimmy, John Paul, and Bonzo, too.
© Dana Spiardi, Dec 10, 2013