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* In Times Square, [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=times%20square%20all%20you%20need%20is%20love&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmxoVis_6yNA&ei=uPoRUoDsO8js2wXOhoDwAg&usg=AFQjCNE4CHuD8sBDqogSHl3zaDxJ7HxrVA&bvm=bv.50768961,d.b2I protestors]] counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones by singing the Beatles' All You Need Is Love.


* A lighter use of Power of Rock involved TinaTurner songs being used as bird distress signals in Gloucestershire airport.

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* A In the UK, a lighter use of Power of Rock involved TinaTurner Music/TinaTurner songs being used as bird distress signals in Gloucestershire airport.


* Vaclav Havel, playwright and leader of the Czechoslovak anti-communists and first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia, was drawn into active resistance because of the Czechoslovak government's suppression of a band called the Plastic People of the Universe. He was also such a huge Zappa fan that he offered him a Cabinet post--but the US government, which didn't like Zappa after his testimony to Congress regarding content warning labels on recordings, intervened to prevent it. Most importantly, the revolution Havel led was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the only completely non-violent one]].

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* Vaclav Havel, playwright and leader of the Czechoslovak anti-communists and first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia, was drawn into active resistance because of the Czechoslovak government's suppression of a band called the Plastic People of the Universe. He was also such a huge Zappa fan that he offered him a Cabinet post--but the US government, which didn't like Zappa after his testimony to Congress regarding content warning labels on recordings, intervened to prevent it. Most importantly, the revolution Havel led was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified the only completely non-violent one]].


* In Times Square, [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=times%20square%20all%20you%20need%20is%20love&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmxoVis_6yNA&ei=uPoRUoDsO8js2wXOhoDwAg&usg=AFQjCNE4CHuD8sBDqogSHl3zaDxJ7HxrVA&bvm=bv.50768961,d.b2I protestors]] counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones by singing the Beatles' All You Need Is Love. Seemingly, they thought the pastor's opinions were more deserving of a protest than the thousands of deaths and wide-scale oppression inflicted upon Christians and other religious minorities under Islamic regimes.

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* In Times Square, [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=times%20square%20all%20you%20need%20is%20love&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmxoVis_6yNA&ei=uPoRUoDsO8js2wXOhoDwAg&usg=AFQjCNE4CHuD8sBDqogSHl3zaDxJ7HxrVA&bvm=bv.50768961,d.b2I protestors]] counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones by singing the Beatles' All You Need Is Love. Seemingly, they thought the pastor's opinions were more deserving of a protest than the thousands of deaths and wide-scale oppression inflicted upon Christians and other religious minorities under Islamic regimes.


* In Times Square, [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=times%20square%20all%20you%20need%20is%20love&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmxoVis_6yNA&ei=uPoRUoDsO8js2wXOhoDwAg&usg=AFQjCNE4CHuD8sBDqogSHl3zaDxJ7HxrVA&bvm=bv.50768961,d.b2I protestors]] counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones by singing the Beatles' All You Need Is Love.

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* In Times Square, [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=times%20square%20all%20you%20need%20is%20love&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmxoVis_6yNA&ei=uPoRUoDsO8js2wXOhoDwAg&usg=AFQjCNE4CHuD8sBDqogSHl3zaDxJ7HxrVA&bvm=bv.50768961,d.b2I protestors]] counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones by singing the Beatles' All You Need Is Love. Seemingly, they thought the pastor's opinions were more deserving of a protest than the thousands of deaths and wide-scale oppression inflicted upon Christians and other religious minorities under Islamic regimes.


*** And David Koresh and his Mighty Men (that was the name of their band - it's from 2 Samuel) responded with loud Christian rock UpToEleven, until the power was cut off.

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*** And David Koresh and his Mighty Men (that was the name of their band - it's from 2 Samuel) responded with loud Christian rock UpToEleven, UpToEleven until the power was cut off.



** Even more awesome because the band knew how the system worked and entered the contest primarily to increase their name recognition in Finland- now they have fans world-wide.

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** Even more awesome because the band knew how the system worked and entered the contest primarily to increase their name recognition in Finland- Finland -- now they have fans world-wide.worldwide.



* According to ''Series/MythBusters'', plants in fact do grow better when exposed to classical music... but grow even better when exposed to death metal!
* Not quite rock, per se, but the Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad used a variant of this trope: as they closed the noose around the Germans, loud speaker phones were set up to play ''tango'' of all things, mainly because it was felt they sounded sinister enough to demoralize the Germans. They would periodically interrupt with demands for the enemy to surrender, and then went right back to playing more tango tunes.

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* According to ''Series/MythBusters'', plants plants, in fact fact, do grow better when exposed to classical music... but grow even better when exposed to death metal!
* Not quite rock, per se, but the Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad used a variant of this trope: as they closed the noose around the Germans, loud speaker loudspeaker phones were set up to play ''tango'' of all things, mainly because it was felt they sounded sinister enough to demoralize the Germans. They would periodically interrupt with demands for the enemy to surrender, and then went right back to playing more tango tunes.



** Plastic People of the Universe started out as a cover band; of 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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** Plastic People of the Universe started out as a cover band; of which band? The Music/VelvetUnderground - inspired 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 the late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.



* 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'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with the 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.



* Israeli progressive folk metal band, Orphaned Land, has a petition with over 2000 signatures nominating them for a Nobel Peace Prize because they step over otherwise deep-set lines of divide to reach out to people of all nationalities and faiths, [[http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/nominate-orphaned-land-for-the-2013-nobel-peace-prize.html as found here.]] Website/YouTube comments left by fans from the Middle East often condemn the war and conflict that has been so common in the region lately.

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* Israeli progressive folk metal band, Orphaned Land, has a petition with over 2000 signatures nominating them for a Nobel Peace Prize because they step over otherwise deep-set lines of the divide to reach out to people of all nationalities and faiths, [[http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/nominate-orphaned-land-for-the-2013-nobel-peace-prize.html as found here.]] Website/YouTube comments left by fans from the Middle East often condemn the war and conflict that has been so common in the region lately.


** 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 last straw after which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_77 they could not remain silent]].

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** Of course, it was not just Havel, but a whole group of people people, usually involved in culture, culture,[[note]]for example, the non-violent nature of the revolution can in great part be laid at the door of Václav Malý, Roman Catholic priest, at the time in illegality for his anti-regime activities, who was moderating the large public gatherings - if you hear someone on the speakers in footage from the time, it's probably him[[/note]] 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 last straw after which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_77 they could not remain silent]].


* Israeli progressive folk metal band, Orphaned Land, has a petition with over 2000 signatures nominating them for a Nobel Peace Prize because they step over otherwise deep-set lines of divide to reach out to people of all nationalities and faiths, [[http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/nominate-orphaned-land-for-the-2013-nobel-peace-prize.html as found here.]] YouTube comments left by fans from the Middle East often condemn the war and conflict that has been so common in the region lately.

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* Israeli progressive folk metal band, Orphaned Land, has a petition with over 2000 signatures nominating them for a Nobel Peace Prize because they step over otherwise deep-set lines of divide to reach out to people of all nationalities and faiths, [[http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/nominate-orphaned-land-for-the-2013-nobel-peace-prize.html as found here.]] YouTube Website/YouTube comments left by fans from the Middle East often condemn the war and conflict that has been so common in the region lately.


** Vaclav Havel, playwright and leader of the Czechoslovak anti-communists and first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia, was drawn into active resistance because of the Czechoslovak government's suppression of a band called the Plastic People of the Universe. He was also such a huge Zappa fan that he offered him a Cabinet post--but the US government, which didn't like Zappa after his testimony to Congress regarding content warning labels on recordings, intervened to prevent it. Most importantly, the revolution Havel led was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the only completely non-violent one]].
*** 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 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.
*** Followed by the Velvet Divorce, which ''peacefully'' split the country into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

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** * Vaclav Havel, playwright and leader of the Czechoslovak anti-communists and first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia, was drawn into active resistance because of the Czechoslovak government's suppression of a band called the Plastic People of the Universe. He was also such a huge Zappa fan that he offered him a Cabinet post--but the US government, which didn't like Zappa after his testimony to Congress regarding content warning labels on recordings, intervened to prevent it. Most importantly, the revolution Havel led was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the only completely non-violent one]].
*** ** 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 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 started out as a cover band; of 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.
*** ** Followed by the Velvet Divorce, which ''peacefully'' split the country into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.


* Scottish clans used to use the eerie sound of bagpipes to demoralize their enemies, especially the non-Gaelic ones who didn't know what the hell that sound was.
* During the Battle of the Bulge, the Nazis would broadcast propaganda on loudspeakers aimed at American troops. A young private by the name of Mel Brooks fired back with the music of Jewish singer Al Jolson.

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* Scottish clans used to use the eerie sound of bagpipes to demoralize demoralise their enemies, especially the non-Gaelic ones who didn't know what the hell that sound was.
* During the Battle of the Bulge, the Nazis would broadcast propaganda on loudspeakers aimed at American troops. A young private by the name of Mel Brooks fired back with the music of Jewish singer Al Jolson.
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** Even more awesome because the GenreSavvy band knew how the system worked and entered the contest primarily to increase their name recognition in Finland- now they have fans world-wide.

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** Even more awesome because the GenreSavvy band knew how the system worked and entered the contest primarily to increase their name recognition in Finland- now they have fans world-wide.


* [[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 [[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{{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 [[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{{Lordi}} Music/{{Lordi}} entered, Finland not only won their first victory but got a record 292 points.


* [[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 [[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.

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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 [[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}} Lordi{{Lordi}} entered, Finland not only won their first victory but got a record 292 points.


* During the Battle of the Bulge, the Nazis would broadcast propaganda on loudspeakers aimed at American troops. A young private by the name of [[Creator/MelBrooks]] fired back with the music of Jewish singer Al Jolson.

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* During the Battle of the Bulge, the Nazis would broadcast propaganda on loudspeakers aimed at American troops. A young private by the name of [[Creator/MelBrooks]] Mel Brooks fired back with the music of Jewish singer Al Jolson.

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* During the Battle of the Bulge, the Nazis would broadcast propaganda on loudspeakers aimed at American troops. A young private by the name of [[Creator/MelBrooks]] fired back with the music of Jewish singer Al Jolson.

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