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What were YOUR Theme songs this BMan 08?

Post by Samsa Bee » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:56 pm

Whether they were just in your head the whole time, or if it was something you heard at a large sound camp, or passing by a small camp, or on BMIR radio, anything that represents Bman 08 for you. So far my theme songs are:


Dead Can Dance: American Dreaming
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Cities in Dust
The Cure: Just Like Heaven
Madonna: Like a Prayer
Random Cover band: Tomorrow Never Knows
Yonder Mtn String Band: Winds of Fire
Beck: Hot Wax, Cellphones Dead, Emergency Exit
T'pau: heart and Soul
Peter Murphy: Cuts You Up
The Levellers: Burn America Burn, Life Less Ordinary
I know theres more....


I am so song sensitive I would LOVE to read others lists!
~8~ buzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by EB » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:19 pm

Family Feud theme song, TV'S GREATEST HITS VOL. 2
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Post by Kenny Z » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:47 pm

Team America Soundtrack - America, Fuck Yeah!

The Clash - I'm So Bored With The USA

The Clash - Know Your Rights

Korn - Politics (Claude Lagache Mix)

Smile Empty Soul - This Is War

Devo - Freedom Of Choice

Vast - Free

The Guess Who - American Woman

Big B - White Trash Life

OMD - Southern

KMFDM - WWIII

Ministry - New World Order


If you don't know any of these, you can probably listen to them on You Tube.

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Post by CLARKcon » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:56 pm

Nine Inch Nails- "Survivalism" (Saul Williams Remix)
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:55 pm

I cranked a lot of Dean Martin from the boat this year.
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Post by Joshatdot » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:35 am

Not sure why, but I heard alot of DEVO around the city.

Devo - Girl U Want

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Post by Samsa Bee » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:29 am

Oh, I know all of thsoe. :) I am a huge music geek.

We kept singing Team America, but I didnt hear it!! Would of loved to.

Also:

Who sings "Im afraid of Americans!" is is Soul Coughing?
~8~ buzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by Samsa Bee » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:29 am

Oh, I know all of thsoe. :) I am a huge music geek.

We kept singing Team America, but I didnt hear it!! Would of loved to.

Also:

Who sings "Im afraid of Americans!" is is Soul Coughing?
~8~ buzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:53 am

Bloodhound Gang Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss







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Post by AKAparttime » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:00 am

Love is a many splendid things...........

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Post by mars » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:04 am

I'm afraid of americans is by david bowie, i believe, unless there are two songs with the same name.

Our camp theme song this year was White Out Blues (which we wrote during monday's white out):

http://sezg.com/mp3/white_out_blues_in_station.mp3
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Post by ygmir » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:10 am

The Bager song......from that video..........hahahaha

Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager, Mushroom, Mushroom, Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,Bager,

etc, etc..........

hahhahahaa........
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Post by Kenny Z » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:25 am

mars wrote:I'm afraid of americans is by david bowie, i believe, unless there are two songs with the same name.

Our camp theme song this year was White Out Blues (which we wrote during monday's white out):

http://sezg.com/mp3/white_out_blues_in_station.mp3
You are right, David Bowie. I believe there is a version featuring Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

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Post by mars » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:31 am

what can i say, i'm a big bowie fan!
Live as if everyone loves you and thinks you look great. Dance as if no one is watching.

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Post by Fried_Eagle_Mind » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:37 pm

Justice-genesis
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Post by DoriumLux » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:18 pm

Johnny Cash every freaking year. The perfect "driving out there" music. Especially, Highwayman.

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Post by mars » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:47 am

DoriumLux wrote:Johnny Cash every freaking year. The perfect "driving out there" music. Especially, Highwayman.
Oh yeah! Ring of Fire by the burned man on Sunday morning was awesome!!!
Live as if everyone loves you and thinks you look great. Dance as if no one is watching.

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Post by Samsa Bee » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:18 pm

OH SHIT! I titally forgot to blast this Johnny cash tune this year! Im sure its been played out at BMan before, check it:

Johny Cash: Ive Been Everywhere
was totin' my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road,
When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load.
"If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride."
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"

[Chorus:]
I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to:
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.
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And a big DUH on my part not realizing "Im afraid of Americans' is by Bowie. :::shoots self in foot::::
~8~ buzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by Badger » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:18 pm

Mongoloid. by Devo

MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
HAPPIER THAN YOU AND ME
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
AND IT DETERMINED WHAT HE COULD SEE
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
ONE CHROMOSOME TOO MANY
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
AND IT DETERMINED WHAT HE COULD SEE
AND HE WORE A HAT
AND HE HAD A JOB
AND HE BROUGHT HOME THE BACON
SO THAT NO ONE KNEW
MONGOLOID, MONGOLOID
HIS FRIENDS WERE UNAWARE
MONGOLOID, MONGOLOID
NOBODY EVEN CARED
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
ONE CHROMOSOME TOO MANY
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
AND IT DETERMINED WHAT HE COULD SEE
AND HE WORE A HAT
AND HE HAD A JOB
AND HE BROUGHT HOME THE BACON
SO THAT NO ONE KNEW

--Solo--


MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
HAPPIER THAN YOU AND ME
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
AND IT DETERMINED WHAT HE COULD SEE
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
ONE CHROMOSOME TOO MANY
MONGOLOID HE WAS A MONGOLOID
AND IT DETERMINED WHAT HE COULD SEE
AND HE WORE A HAT
AND HE HAD A JOB
AND HE BROUGHT HOME THE BACON
SO THAT NO ONE KNEW
MONGOLOID
Desert dogs drink deep.

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Post by regynalonglank » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:23 pm

[youtube][/youtube]

just dance...gonna be ok

I hated this song when I first heard it, and then the fucking thing got stuck in my head...it became my theme song. my friends all hate it, no one will listen to it with me, and I don't care. I think its funny :)
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Post by EtherNinja » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:14 pm

EAT STATIC provided the soundtrack for our vehicle. I'm not sure about what songs or albums 'cause it's all UNTZ-UNTZ-UNTZ, but I have learned to love it.

At camp, HALF MACHINE LIP MOVES by CHROME was a popular selection. It's kind of fukt up, but it's groovy and you can dance to it.
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Post by thirt33n » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:19 pm

milkshake
blow.

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Post by Cywren » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:01 pm

I actually spent considerable time making my soundtrack for the Burn, here is a selection:

U2- New Years Day
Gladiator Soundtrack- Now We are Free
Rasputina- Saline the Salt Lake Queen
Infected Mushroom- Dracul
Bauhaus- Double Dare
The Dresden Dolls- Modern Moonlight
Siouxie and the Banshees- Israel
Gogol Bordello- My Strange Uncles from Abroad
The Church- Under the Milky Way
David Bowie- Rebel Rebel
VNV Nation- Kingdom
Muse- Knights of Cydonia
The Alarm- Thoughts of a Young Man
Blonde Redhead- Spring and By Summer Fall
Elliot Smith- Wouldn't Momma be Proud
Juno Reactor- God is God
The Cruxshadows- Cruelty

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Post by Mosin » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:01 pm

Insane In the Membrane :twisted:

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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:13 pm

I keep coming back to Bowie too after a burn. I defy you to listen to the Ziggy Stardust album right now and not get playa-misty.

Another song that jumped out and made me and others smile was mentioned previously-- Just Like Heaven by The Cure.

I'm biased, but this one still blows my French maid skirt up:
http://www.mutantvehicle.com/ZsuZsuSong.mp3
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:17 am

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:I keep coming back to Bowie too after a burn. I defy you to listen to the Ziggy Stardust album right now and not get playa-misty.
Meh. I just don't enjoy the man's work.
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Post by Mosin » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:05 am

For me this version of this song (esp. the vocal improv after 3:45) encapsulates it... flashes of the drive between Gerlach and the Playa pre-Burn dawn on Saturday...my wife n' friends at the Flaming Lotus Girls...storms... dustbunnies... lost friends and the temple....all the sweet, funny, creative, giving people...my relationship/s, trips, baggage....

Live - The Dolphin's Cry (2000-05-21 - #2)


"Love will lead us...she will lead us...see the road rise up to meet us... in the air we breathe tonight...love will lead us she will lead us... to the lotus she will lead us... surrender...to the lotus...love receive us... receive us....."

(Complete/original lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/live/thedolphinscry.html )

:lol: :cry: :lol:
Come down with fire - Lift my spirit higher -Someone's screaming my name - Come and make me holy again....

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Post by zorro sings » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:03 am

The State Mobile Observation Unit(MV)seemed to please the Popular Masses of the outer streets by broadcasting a variety of musical selections.
In order of poularity judged by response of bicyclists,pedestians and those seated comfortably under assorted shade structures:

1-Battle of New Orleans.....Johnny Horton
2-Rocking In The Free World.....Neal Young
3-Rush Rush(Buzz Buzz).....Debbie Harry
4-Golden Years.....David Bowie
5-Ballad of The Green Beret.....SSgt Barry Sadler
6-Ca Plane Pour Moi.....Plastic Bertrand
7-SOS(dance club remix).....Abba
8-Big John.....Jimmy Dean
9-Bottle Poppin.....Yung Joc
Be careful. You can spend all your money in there..............................Oriental Visitor

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Theme music during exodus

Post by yumba junkie » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:01 am

The girl I was driving with had some random mix cds and a bunch of perfect BM songs were on them, this was my first burn and the songs took on new meaning for me and I had the strange sense that they had been written just for burning man. It was wierd and profound, just like my experience at BRC. A few that I can recall;

Box of Rain by the Dead; "such a long long time to be gone, and a short time to be there."

Friend of the devil

Broke down palace; "momma momma many worlds I've known since I first left home, goin home goin home..."

Madame George by Van Morrison; "sitting in the corner playing dominoes in drag" something that happened in our camp during the Sat dust storm, awsome!

Ring of Fire by the man in black.

many more that I don't recall just now.
What a surreal and magical finale to an unbelievable week!
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2008 songs

Post by Purrjian » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:18 am

"Dust in the Wind" - Kansas
"Windy" - The Association
"Blowin' in the Wind" - Bob Dylan

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