Years of video game use have taught me the value of being prepared for every possible eventuality. By which, I mean, having an approprite soundtrack mix ready for the occasion. (Yeah…)
So, that leads me to my question…does anyone have any suggestions for music to listen to while rollin’ around in a tank?
My list, so far…
•My Tank—The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
•All for the Love of Sunshine—Hank Williams (Do I have to say why?)
•Burning Bridges—The Mike Curb Congregation (ibid)
•The Battle and Barbarian Horde from the Gladiator soundtrack
•Immigrant Song—Led Zeppelin
•Kyrie des gueux—As performed by the French Foreign Legion
•“Tiger Tank” track from the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault soundtrack
•The Panzerlied—(As seen in Battle of the Bulge)
•Battle on the Ice—from Alexander Nevsky
…Anyone else have any suggestions?
I’m sorry - this is one of those occasions where you DON’T mess with the classics.
“Ride of the Valkyries” by Richard Wagner. No other alternatives.
That’s for Helicopters.
Instruments Of Destruction, from the Transformers: The Motion Picture soundtrack is about right.
Anything from this thread should work - Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Hate Eternal, Emperor, etc.
Stationary Tank Music is different, more classical methinks (Judas Priest, Sabbath)
Track 1 from Conan the Barbarian.
Fuel - Metallica.
Anything from side 1 of Nephilim by Fields of the Nephilim.
AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. It also works well for helicopters.
Sister Ray - Velvet Underground
Twenty or so minutes of utterly disorienting chaotic noise, with the radio screaming barely intelligible nonsense - “I c-c-c-couldn’t hit it sideways” - “He cocks it BANG he shoots between three and four”, becoming more garbled towards the end until silence. No more fuel, ran out of ammunition or dead.
“Mars, the Bringer of War” from Gustav Holst’s Op. 32 (“The Planets”).
Excellent choice. That’d be Anvil of Crom by Basil Poledouris. I’m reaching back a bit but I think he studied under Carl Orff of Carmina Burana fame.
Garry Owen, done Sousa-style
Pipes, Boondock Saints
Sympathy for the Devil, Stones
Paint It Black, Stones
Magic Carpet Ride, Steppenwolf
You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
Holy Fool, Boondock Saints
Hands All Over, Soundgarden
Don’t Fear The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
Stuck In The Middle With You, Stealer’s Wheel
All She Wants To Do Is Dance, Don Henley (but only if you know who “she” is )
Weapon of Choice, Fatboy Slim
Bullet The Blue Sky, U2
Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel
Burning Down The House, Talking Heads
Princes of the Universe, Queen
When The Tigers Broke Free, Pink Floyd
Run Like Hell, Pink Floyd
Bara Bara, Rachid Taha
Battle Without Honor Or Humanity, Tomoyasu Hotei
Take Me Home, Phil Collins
This War Is Over, Melissa Etheridge
Waterloo by ABBA, of course.
“Lets’ Go,” sung by the Soviet Army Choir can be downloaded from the ‘L’ page"
Along with hundreds of others
“I Drove a Tank” by Robert Pollard.
“Seven Nation Army” - White Stripes
“Wild Blue Yonder” - The Screaming Blue Messiahs
“Run Like Hell” - Pink Floyd
“Rebel Yell” - Billy Idol
“We’re a Happy Family” - The Ramones
“Tank” - Yoko Kanno
“March Of The Pigs” - Nine Inch Nails
The 1812 Overture, perhaps?
Seek and Destroy - Metallica
And here’s a link to 3 versions:
The soundtrack for the original Mechwarrior 2 pc game.
“Panzer Division” by Marduk. Do not Google *anything * about Marduk from work, many of their song titles are really NSFW. They’re a black metal band from Sweden for those interested.