Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: US Forces

Jérémie Mandonnet jeremie.mandonnet@mnh.fr
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:27:03 +0100

Kate & all,

If you look at the video, you can see Peter and others miming a military
walking during Rob's drums solo.
If I remind well, Giffo is wearing military shoes on that clip.


Kate Parker Adams a écrit :

>  I don't know why it took me so long to figure it out, but I realized
> in a dream last night that US Forces is cleverly written in the style
> of what is sometimes called a "Jody" or military marching song.  If
> you pull the guitar patterns and some of Pete's artistic license with
> the meter, it has the right cadence and call-response patterns for a
> good mile or so of marching single time.
> Anyone else with ... um ... military exposure notice this?  Just think
> about the movie Stripes and you can get the picture.