What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

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What was your favorite band you were listening to during your tour?

Aerosmith
1
3%
AC/DC
10
29%
Metallica
4
11%
Def Leppard
2
6%
Manowar
1
3%
Iron Maiden
3
9%
Megadeth
1
3%
Judas Priest
1
3%
Van Halen
1
3%
Wham
0
No votes
Joe Satriani
1
3%
Steve Vai
1
3%
Whitesnake
0
No votes
Alice Cooper
0
No votes
ZZ Top
2
6%
KISS
0
No votes
Country
1
3%
Rap/Hip Hop
0
No votes
Oldies
6
17%
 
Total votes: 35
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:05 am

Those are the memories that mean the most...now if you could only get that same crew together to reminise about those times over a few cases of beer.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Redmaxx » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:01 am

I would be afraid to do that, there would be much destruction. LOL
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by achevyfan » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:00 pm

We did start a group website and have found alot of people that want to sit and talk over some beers. we had the same thought WAY too dangerous:)
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by darclegion2 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:26 pm

I didnt listen to any music in battle, but I brought tons of
Iron Maiden
Dio
Judas Priest
almost every Iron Maiden was on my person....recorded on cassette tapes, those 120 minute each side ones.

I listen to it before we attacked, but fear kept them off...but before that, it was all day and all night...those head phones for everyone was a life support system...batteries were a valuable thing, and the most common thing in packages we got.
I think eventually broke out the headphones on the cease fire, and remember listening to Judas Priest song called "One Shot at Glory" off the PainKiller album...that songs has stayed in my mind...I must have listened to it about 100 times since then. I remember listening to it and looking across the battlefield.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by redfish » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:22 pm

I got ahold of a radio as well. screwed it down on the dash. Never listened to it after g-day though. Tried to get the radio and speakers out of an abandoned mercedes. By the time I got back to it some smiling jack tracks had run over it with a tank. :lol:
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Redleg13f2h » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:16 pm

I took a few different discs, but I mostly played Zeppelin on my cd player, wired into our CVC system. Would kind of get into a trance with it just driving and following the other tanks. My Sgt. had a fiw discs to play too, but I mostly remember him popping in meatloaf. The Lt. liked his lenny kravitz, early stuff before he was real popular.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Corn » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:32 pm

I jammed on Queensryche's Empire cassette almost everynight during Desert Shield. I was 3rd Plt L Troop 3/3 Acr. We setup Camp Sheridan and had it pretty good. It will be 20 years this October that I deployed. I retired in Jan 2001. I still think about the Army alot and wish sometimes that I could go back in but...I'm content it's just that the military is still in my blood and will always be. Hooah!!!
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:30 am

Welcome Corn, glad you finally found us. How about introducing yourself and sharing some stories. Feel free to post any pics you may have too.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by xrammyx » Fri May 28, 2010 4:50 am

I so have to post what I listened too...

I had this SPC with me and the only thing we listened coming back from Kuwait was Ralph Tresvant, LOL and hell I still listen to his music today, lol

I did bring a bunch of tapes of movie soundtracks...
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Overalls » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:12 pm

When I knew I was going over it was Bon Jovi's "Blaze of Glory", when I got on the truck to the airport to come home it was "Here Comes the Sun".
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Elevenbravo87 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:47 pm

Metallica's Ride the Lightning and Justice For All.......I was listening to "For Whom the Bell Tolls" as we rolled across the border at the start of the ground war.

I also listen to alot of "Lethal Tendencies" by Hallows Eve and Slayer "Captor of Sin" "Die by the Sword" and "Raining Blood"

I still listen to metal to this day.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Vindic8 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:33 pm

I only had 2 cassettes with me. NIN Pretty Hate Machine and Led Zepplin Physical Graphiti.

I sort of had a Sundown ritual when it finally started getting cooler and the sweat soaked clothes began to dry. I would listen to Kashmere and have a smoke sitting on top of my track. Best part of my day. Still think of it everytime I hear that song.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by lmsnh » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:14 am

I listened to whatever was playing on Armed Forces Radio and that wasn't very often. I was out in the field away from the compound a lot.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by sgt Jake » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:47 am

Neil Young- Keep on rockin in the free world!
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
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Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

Post by Redleg13f2h » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:29 pm

Vindic8 wrote:I only had 2 cassettes with me. NIN Pretty Hate Machine and Led Zepplin Physical Graphiti.

I sort of had a Sundown ritual when it finally started getting cooler and the sweat soaked clothes began to dry. I would listen to Kashmere and have a smoke sitting on top of my track. Best part of my day. Still think of it everytime I hear that song.
Kashmir is definitely a favorite, but Achille's Last Stand is what gets me thinking of us popping over berms and hungering for an oatmeal cookie bar....
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