Washington, DC - According to declassified reports, video evidence and testimony from whistleblower guards and soldiers, the US government used music to torture detainees in a number of different ways.
In some cases, songs would be played in repetition for hours or days on end, as to drive the prisoner to insanity. Music was also used to prevent detainees from sleeping, which is another way of creating delirium and vulnerability in the detainees.
Some songs were chosen because they were annoying, while others were chosen because they may have been offensive to the prisoner’s culture or religion.
Below are some of the songs that have been identified most often as being used by the US military in their torture programs. Some of the songs are annoying and could understandably be considered torture, specifically the Barney & Friends theme song and the Meow Mix commercial.
However, some of the artists featured like 2Pac, Rage Against The Machine and (hed)pe are actually pretty good, and are actually philosophically opposed to what the military is doing.
- Deicide: Fuck Your God
- Dope: Die MF Die, Take Your Best Shot
- Eminem: White America, Kim
- Barney & Friends: theme song
- Drowning Pool: Bodies
- Metallica: Enter Sandman
- Meow Mix: commercial jingle
- Janeane Garofalo/Ben Stiller: chapter from the Feel This Audiobook
- Sesame Street: theme song
- David Gray: Babylon
- AC/DC: Shoot to Thrill, Hell’s Bells
- Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
- Tupac: All Eyez On Me
- Christina Aguilera: Dirrty
- Neil Diamond: America
- Rage Against the Machine: unspecified songs
- Don McLean: American Pie
- Saliva: Click Click Boom
- Matchbox Twenty: Cold
- (hed)pe: Swan Dive
- Prince: Raspberry Beret
courtesy of: TheAntiMedia.org