It’s time to take stock:
Ok, I think that Metalica kills it, but that’s just me.
Some of you may recall the War Tunes post from St. Patrick’s Day. There was come contention. What do you haters think of Thin Lizzy playing The Emerald?
And for this historical record, the first time I heard “The Emerald” was at Plymouth, England in the barracks of 62 Commando circa 1976 and they LOVED IT. See, the War Tunes among people who were killing Irish for a living (or throwing them in prison hulks – which was the same thing), were popular. They were more popular when the lads were tipping the bottle a bit. And everyone loved Thin Lizzy (a pro-IRA band). Who doesn’t love The Boys are Back? Disco was big and when anyone returned from leave, we had that played before we busted the club up – and the Bobbies were called – and we left out the back with the young birds and groupies who wanted to do it all night long.
|LL Circa 1976|
I realize that some of you may see it differently, but you may not have been at the point of the spear at that time.
In those days Ford was president and you could DO SHIT under the rubric of counterterrorism and everyone back home thought that was cool including Democrats. The USGOV decided to second some officers and a few senior enlisted to go to the UK and watch what was going on first hand and report.
That evolved into other jobs with the Brits, and more exotic jobs ending America’s enemies — until they almost ended me. And I decided to become civilized rather than kill people for Uncle Sam. If you’re going to ask how all that worked out, the jury is still out. Civilization is over rated. Whatever you do, don’t fear the reaper.
Go ahead and vote. Thin Lizzy or Metalica?