History ThePowerOfRock / RealLife

31st Dec '16 7:13:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh3hj9-J76Y The Power Of Rock]]--or rather, the power of rock fans--was enough to win Finland the 2006 [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] contest. Traditionally the voting is mostly done around political boundaries regardless of actual music quality, but the year Finnish rock/metal band {{Lordi}} entered, Finland not only won their first victory but got a record 292 points.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh3hj9-J76Y The Power Of Rock]]--or rather, the power of rock fans--was enough to win Finland the 2006 [[EurovisionSongContest [[Series/EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] contest. Traditionally the voting is mostly done around political boundaries regardless of actual music quality, but the year Finnish rock/metal band {{Lordi}} entered, Finland not only won their first victory but got a record 292 points.
30th Jul '16 1:30:52 PM igordebraga
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** During the US military's invasion of Panama to oust Manuel Noriega, psychological warfare specialists blasted rock music at the building he was holed up in, which ran counter to Noriega's personal taste for opera. One of the songs played was Music/TheClash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?", the irony being the band ''opposed'' U.S. military interventions in Central America. Noriega eventually surrendered.

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** During the US military's invasion of Panama to oust Manuel Noriega, psychological warfare specialists blasted rock music at the building he was holed up in, which ran counter to Noriega's personal taste for opera. One of the songs played was Music/TheClash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?", the irony being the band ''opposed'' U.S. military interventions in Central America. Another, Music/VanHalen's "Panama", seems oddly adequate. Noriega eventually surrendered.
30th Jul '16 1:29:19 PM igordebraga
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* Music has been used surprisingly often as an instrument of siege warfare:

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* Music has been used [[LoudOfWar surprisingly often as an instrument of siege warfare:warfare]]:
4th Jun '16 7:50:23 PM gewunomox
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** During the US military's invasion of Panama to oust Manuel Noriega, psychological warfare specialists blasted rock music at the building he was holed up in, which ran counter to Noriega's personal taste for opera. One of the songs played was TheClash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?", the irony being the band ''opposed'' U.S. military interventions in Central America. Noriega eventually surrendered.

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** During the US military's invasion of Panama to oust Manuel Noriega, psychological warfare specialists blasted rock music at the building he was holed up in, which ran counter to Noriega's personal taste for opera. One of the songs played was TheClash's Music/TheClash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?", the irony being the band ''opposed'' U.S. military interventions in Central America. Noriega eventually surrendered.
23rd May '15 6:54:01 AM marmota-b
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*** You left out the most awesome part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The Music/VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.

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*** You left out Of course, it was not just Havel, but a whole group of people involved in culture, some of whom were so old they probably never listened to rock in their life: but they all agreed that persecuting someone just because they liked a specific genre of music was the most awesome last straw after which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_77 they could not remain silent]].
*** The awesomest
part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The Music/VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.
9th Mar '15 6:37:47 PM bt8257
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** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and Jimi Hendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.

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** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] Music/JohnLennon and Jimi Hendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.
9th Mar '15 6:37:22 PM bt8257
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* According to Andras Simonyi, Hungarian ambassador to the United States and former dissident leader, the music of Music/TheBeatles, JimiHendrix, and Cream, helped give Eastern European youth the resolve to stand up to their oppressive governments. Said Simonyi, "By keeping in touch with the music scene in the West, it kind of kept me sane and with the feeling I was part of the free world." That's right, boys and girls. Rock n' Roll defeated Communism.
** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and JimiHendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.

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* According to Andras Simonyi, Hungarian ambassador to the United States and former dissident leader, the music of Music/TheBeatles, JimiHendrix, Music/JimiHendrix, and Cream, Music/{{Cream}}, helped give Eastern European youth the resolve to stand up to their oppressive governments. Said Simonyi, "By keeping in touch with the music scene in the West, it kind of kept me sane and with the feeling I was part of the free world." That's right, boys and girls. Rock n' Roll defeated Communism.
** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and JimiHendrix Jimi Hendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.



* The leading singers of Brazil's psych/prog-rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth. They also took inspiration, naturally, from their own native music.

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* The leading singers of Brazil's psych/prog-rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', ''Tropicalia'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth. They also took inspiration, naturally, from their own native music.
4th Jan '15 11:41:26 AM Quag15
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* The leading singers of Brazil's progressive rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth.

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* The leading singers of Brazil's progressive rock psych/prog-rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth.youth. They also took inspiration, naturally, from their own native music.
12th Aug '14 9:33:18 AM Willbyr
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*** You left out the most awesome part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.

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*** You left out the most awesome part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The VelvetUnderground Music/VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.
1st May '14 9:16:45 AM Fawfulster
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Scottish clans used to use the eerie sound of bagpipes to demoralize their enemies, especially the non-Gaelic ones who didn't know whatthehell that sound was.

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* Scottish clans used to use the eerie sound of bagpipes to demoralize their enemies, especially the non-Gaelic ones who didn't know whatthehell what the hell that sound was.
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