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Old 10-02-2013, 17:10
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Looking for songs or artists that have a History theme. Any suggestions
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:13
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We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:39
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Barenaked Ladies - Big Bang
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:55
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Pink Floyd -The Final Cut, whole album
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:03
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The whole of the Kinks' Arthur
Choice cuts:
Victoria (Queen Victoria's Britain)
Drivin' (The Interwar Years)
Some Mothers Son (The Death of a Son in the Trenches)
Mr Churchill Says (Battle of Britain)
Yes Sir, No Sir (Conscription)
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:43
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Swedish power metal band Sabaton. All their songs are on a theme of historical battles. Their latest albumCarolus Rex is all about the rise & fall of the Swedish empire in the 17th/18th centuries. The Swedes had an Empire - who knew? Well I didn't until this album.

Previous tracks have mostly covered WW1/WW2 with tracks such as Cliffs of Gallipoli & 40:1 about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943.

Pretty good if you're interested in military history.

Songs are in English btw

I love that people actually have historical discussions in their Youtube comments
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:17
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Alan Price - Jarrow Song about the Jarrow March of 1936.
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:23
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Alan Price - Jarrow Song about the Jarrow March of 1936.
This is my 2nd fave song of all-time!

I thought of Mai Tai's History. The Revolution have just played Gladys Knight & the Pips' The Way We Were.
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:46
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Folk-Rocker Al Stewart does a lot of history themed songs............check him out on Wiki for a list
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:55
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Is it like today - World Party
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:57
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Pachendale....Iron Maiden....WWI
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:18
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Swedish power metal band Sabaton. All their songs are on a theme of historical battles. Their latest albumCarolus Rex is all about the rise & fall of the Swedish empire in the 17th/18th centuries. The Swedes had an Empire - who knew? Well I didn't until this album.

Previous tracks have mostly covered WW1/WW2 with tracks such as Cliffs of Gallipoli & 40:1 about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943.

Pretty good if you're interested in military history.

Songs are in English btw

I love that people actually have historical discussions in their Youtube comments
I'll follow that with Waterloo!
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:34
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Boney M - Rasputin

I prefer the cover by Finnish folk metal band Turisas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdkBs0VCSX0
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:38
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The Civil War (musical) cast album

Includes the song Tell My Father
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:41
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Civil War by Guns N' Roses
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:49
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I'll follow that with Waterloo!
lol
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:50
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Swedish power metal band Sabaton. All their songs are on a theme of historical battles. Their latest albumCarolus Rex is all about the rise & fall of the Swedish empire in the 17th/18th centuries. The Swedes had an Empire - who knew? Well I didn't until this album.

Previous tracks have mostly covered WW1/WW2 with tracks such as Cliffs of Gallipoli & 40:1 about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943.

Pretty good if you're interested in military history.

Songs are in English btw

I love that people actually have historical discussions in their Youtube comments
Although the latest album, Carolus Rex, is available in two versions, English and Swedish.
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:51
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Although the latest album, Carolus Rex, is available in two versions, English and Swedish.
And even a 2 disc special with one of each
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:30
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elo - the battle of marston moor....
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:49
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Swords of a Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor
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Old 11-02-2013, 22:04
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Boadicea - Roisin Murphy ft Mason
Trophy - Bat For Lashes (I think there's a historical theme there somewhere "the queens and the court jesters clapped, adored, their heart swelled to overdrive and mercy soared...")
And I couldn't resist mentioning Whole Lotta History by Girls Aloud
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:58
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PJ Harvey's Let England Shake album.

Frank Black - St Francis Dam Disaster

Woody Guthrie - The Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done

Hope these help with your homework.
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Old 12-02-2013, 13:02
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gordon lightfoot - the wreck of the edmund fitzgerald.
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Old 12-02-2013, 14:24
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gordon lightfoot - the wreck of the edmund fitzgerald.
One of my absolute favourite songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:57
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Rush:
Manhattan Project (about the A-bomb)
Bastille Day (about the French Revolution)
Heresy (about the Berlin wall)
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