History Music / DosGringos

16th Sep '17 4:43:48 PM nombretomado
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''Dos Gringos'' is an American folk rock band, whose two members (Chris "Snooze" Kurek and Rob "Trip" Raymond) are F-16 fighter pilots of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Air Force]]. Together, they're trying to keep the tradition of the "fighter pilot song" alive.

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''Dos Gringos'' is an American folk rock band, whose two members (Chris "Snooze" Kurek and Rob "Trip" Raymond) are F-16 fighter pilots of the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks United States Air Force]]. Together, they're trying to keep the tradition of the "fighter pilot song" alive.
28th Jun '17 5:27:38 PM nombretomado
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Even though their tours and album-making are severely limited by being active duty pilots, they've become quite popular in the U.S. Air Force, other branches of the American military, and even with other national militaries--[[SmallReferencePools Which of course means they're]] "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Dos_Gringos non-notable]]" at TheOtherWiki. You can thankfully still read [[http://web.archive.org/web/20071231070811/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dos_Gringos the article on them]] at the Web Archive. They also have a site [[http://www.dosgringosrocks.com/ here]], where you can preview some of the songs (as well as read the lyrics).

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Even though their tours and album-making are severely limited by being active duty pilots, they've become quite popular in the U.S. Air Force, other branches of the American military, and even with other national militaries--[[SmallReferencePools Which of course means they're]] "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Dos_Gringos non-notable]]" at TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki. You can thankfully still read [[http://web.archive.org/web/20071231070811/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dos_Gringos the article on them]] at the Web Archive. They also have a site [[http://www.dosgringosrocks.com/ here]], where you can preview some of the songs (as well as read the lyrics).
9th Sep '15 9:47:27 AM Divra
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* ContentWarnings: The ''entire cover'' of "El Cuatro".
27th Aug '15 6:05:46 PM TrevMUN
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''Dos Gringos''' origin starts at Luke Air Force Base, where Chris Kurek was first exposed to fighter pilot songs during his training. The instructors had the students sing a song at the bar on Friday nights--but it eventually became apparent that [[http://familymeetingplace.com/racers/songbk.htm most of these songs]] were from the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar and didn't have much relation to the things a modern USAF pilot experiences. That inspired Chris to [[StartMyOwn start writing his own]].

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''Dos Gringos''' origin starts at Luke Air Force Base, where Chris Kurek was first exposed to fighter pilot songs during his training. The instructors had the students sing a song at the bar on Friday nights--but it eventually became apparent that [[http://familymeetingplace.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20080805074813/http://www.familymeetingplace.com/racers/songbk.htm most of these songs]] were from the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar and didn't have much relation to the things a modern USAF pilot experiences. That inspired Chris to [[StartMyOwn start writing his own]].
23rd Jan '15 11:14:34 PM RebelFleetTroper
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** During [[TheEighties the 1980s]] an [[TruthInTelevision external gun pod for the F-16 that contained the same GAU-8 30mm cannon used by the A-10 was developed and tested]]. It was used in combat by the New York Air National Guard during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 but ultimately was not adopted for general use.

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** During [[TheEighties the 1980s]] an [[TruthInTelevision external gun pod for the F-16 that contained the same GAU-8 30mm cannon used by the A-10 was developed and tested]]. It was used in combat by the New York Air National Guard during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 but ultimately proved [[AwesomeButImpractical impractical under operational conditions]] and was not adopted for general use.
19th May '14 3:03:36 PM foxley
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* SoapPunishment: Referenced in the second verse of ''Jeremiah Weed'' after the narrator at a tender age told his parents of his life ambition to "fly the fucking F-16".
15th Apr '14 3:16:39 PM LongLiveHumour
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''Dos Gringos''' origin starts at Luke Air Force Base, where Chris Kurek was first exposed to fighter pilot songs during his training. The instructors had the students sing a song at the bar on Friday nights--but it eventually became apparent that [[http://familymeetingplace.com/racers/songbk.htm most of these songs]] were from the VietnamWar and didn't have much relation to the things a modern USAF pilot experiences. That inspired Chris to [[StartMyOwn start writing his own]].

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''Dos Gringos''' origin starts at Luke Air Force Base, where Chris Kurek was first exposed to fighter pilot songs during his training. The instructors had the students sing a song at the bar on Friday nights--but it eventually became apparent that [[http://familymeetingplace.com/racers/songbk.htm most of these songs]] were from the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar and didn't have much relation to the things a modern USAF pilot experiences. That inspired Chris to [[StartMyOwn start writing his own]].
28th Aug '13 11:24:48 AM RebelFleetTroper
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* OldSchoolDogfighting: ''Going In For Guns''.
25th Aug '13 10:40:01 PM RebelFleetTroper
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* GargleBlaster: ''Jeremiah Weed'', a drinking song about the eponymous bourbon whiskey liqueur that's 100 proof (roughly 50% alcohol). It tastes ''awful'' (the song describes it as "something in between Lysol and alcohol, with a touch of gasoline"), but the drink is [[http://www.check-six.com/lib/Drinks/JeremiahWeed.htm part of the USAF fighter pilot culture]]. As the song explains, fighter pilots drink it '''''because''''' it tastes so bad.



* GargleBlaster: ''Jeremiah Weed'', a drinking song about the eponymous bourbon whiskey liqueur that's 100 proof (roughly 50% alcohol). It tastes ''awful'' (the song describes it as "something in between Lysol and alcohol, with a touch of gasoline"), but the drink is [[http://www.check-six.com/lib/Drinks/JeremiahWeed.htm part of the USAF fighter pilot culture]]. As the song explains, fighter pilots drink it '''''because''''' it tastes so bad.
24th Aug '13 11:18:28 PM RebelFleetTroper
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-->Contents: Wildly varying musical styles, simple melodies, kick-ass guitar solos, off-key singing, foul language, extreme sarcasm, total defilement of the Queen's English, bathroom humor, political incorrectness, disregard for authority, juvenile behavior, excessive references to genitalia, occasional wit.
-->Contains 1% or less of the following: Intelligence, class, subtlety, good judgment, concern.
-->Warning: Produced in places that routinely process pure filth and garbage.

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-->Contents: Wildly -->'''Contents:''' ''Wildly varying musical styles, simple melodies, kick-ass guitar solos, off-key singing, foul language, extreme sarcasm, total defilement of the Queen's English, bathroom humor, political incorrectness, disregard for authority, juvenile behavior, excessive references to genitalia, occasional wit.
-->Contains
wit.''
-->'''Contains
1% or less of the following: Intelligence, following:''' ''Intelligence, class, subtlety, good judgment, concern.
-->Warning: Produced
concern.''
-->'''Warning:''' ''Produced
in places that routinely process pure filth and garbage.''
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