2009 by Jonathan Pieslak, examination of the influence and life of music in the Iraq war. Using interviews from soldiers returning from Iraq, the author approaches the practice of music in war through numerous lenses. He looks at music both on the battlefield and off--for example, in recruitment, as inspiration for combat, as a means of expression for soldiers, and as a psychological tactic (one of the cases he looks at is use of songs from PBS's Barney and Friends in the interrogation room). He also discusses the use of music by opposing forces and its function under those circumstances. Pieslak concentrates on rap and metal--by far the most common musical forms for soldiers, as they deal with their violent day-to-day existence in Iraq--looking not only at the sonic qualities but also at ideological messages and structures.
Follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein to their escape from Iraq. Performance footage shot in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 & 2005 and Damascus, Syria in 2006. Booklet includes the article "No war for heavy metal", excerpts from Acrassicauda's blog, and the lyrics for Acrassicauda's song "Massacre."
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