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Into the Lungs of Hell was an instrumental, anyway

TPM has one of those periodic articles where a rock band tells a politician to stop using their damn music. This time it's Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It (Dee Snider: "There is almost nothing he [Ryan] stands for that I agree with except the use of the P90X.").

But i actually thought some of the comments on this one were funny. It starts with:

Here's a simple flowchart for all Republican politicians to consult when wondering if it's okay to use a rock n roll artist's music:

Is it by Ted Nugent?

Yes --> You can use it.

No --> You can't use it.

End of flowchart.

But then someone brings up Megadeth:

Romney and Ryan just need to play Megadeth and Dave Mustaine won't have a problem with it. Think of the. possibilities:

"Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!"
"Set the World Afire".
"Into the Lungs of Hell".
"Holy Wars... The Punishment Due".
"Symphony of Destruction".
"Train of Consequences".
'99 Ways to Die".

And the first response to that.

Holy Krap! Are those real song titles? Geez, has anyone suggested a valium for this guy?

Someone responds to her saying "You're sweet".

But just to stick up for one of my childhood favorites here, Megadeth's songs were typically anti-war, especially anti-nuclear war, and their song titles and lyrics depict the horror of war, not a celebration of it.

Mustaine's crazy right-wing (or maybe just crazy) views are a recent, post-religious conversion development (the latest: "Back in my country, my President is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all these murders like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, and all the people who were killed there and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.").

It's bad enough that Dave Mustaine is a kook now, but i don't like it when these ignorant political junkies attack his back catalog! And i don't think valium would have mixed well with the other things in Mustaine's system at the time.


By fnord12 | August 23, 2012, 7:41 AM | Liberal Outrage & Music | Comments (1)| Link



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