Dé Luain, Nollaig 14, 2009

In Honor of The Decade: Remembering the Clear Channel post-9/11 Censored List

Here's some songs on the list that never would of reminded any sane person of the attacks, but now make you giggle darkly and feel like a horrid bastard afterwards. (Or perhaps I should speak for myself)

Barenaked Ladies "Falling for the First Time"

Pat Benatar "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"

Boston "Smokin"

Dave Matthews Band "Crash into Me"

Dio "Holy Diver"

Filter "Hey Man, Nice Shot"

The Gap Band "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"

Elton John "Rocket Man"

John Mellencamp "Crumblin' Down"

The Smashing Pumpkins "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"

Sugar Ray "Fly"

Van Halen "Jump"

And finally the one in which the black humor is undeniable to even the most patriotic and God fearing

Elton John "Bennie and the Jets"

I think "Bennie and the Jets" really catches the deranged, meth-high feeling of liberation that is the true inspiration for terrorist acts, that joy of anti-sex, destroying what has been created. "Bennie" is the obvious anthem for any hyper-intelligent merry prankster terrorist in the vein of a Joker or a Tyler Durden. It would certainly be my theme song if I were a terrorist, unless Ween's "Push the Little Daisies" hasn't already been taken.


Anonymous said...

i don't know, something about imagining "the terrorists" listening to holy diver as they ceremonially slit the throats of the pants-shitting americans on the planes en route to the towers makes even the staunchest of patriots want to burn this fucker to the ground.


Joshua Beran said...

I prefer artfully deranged to straight brute/thug/badass myself. But that's just me.