Red Foley's war effort.
April 9, 2008 8:15 PM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (20 comments total)
Just the other day I was thinking about World War 2-era propaganda songs, so of course I gave a listen to Smoke On the Water
. Say what? You didn't know it was about kickin' Hitler's ass? Or Hirohito's? Guess you weren't listening well enough when ol' Red Foley
sang: "...there'll be nothing left but vultures to inhabit all that land, when our modern ships and bombers make a graveyard of Japan..."
I tell you, they just don't write songs like that anymore, friends. Anyway, by 1951 Red was looking forward to Peace in the Valley
More from Red Foley:
Hot Rod Race
: What a cool little guitar solo!
Pin Ball Boogie
: Complete with pinball sound effects!
Crazy Little Guitar Man
: As might be expected, this live TV spot features some slick plucking from stringman Speedy Haworth. Nice!
Freight Train Boogie
: Another live spot. Jumping little tune!