Battle of the Bands

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

Inside an invisible alien ship, General Fan’Alba looked down on the human music festival.

He turned to his primary commander, Rab’Kalla. “Stop worrying. We’ve defeated one-hundred alien worlds. Music is critical to us and the center of our strength. In each of our victories, we’ve defeated our opponents, demonstrating our immense power by simply playing our military music.”

“But these humans concern me,” said Rab’Kalla. He turned up the speakers just as the human music reached a crescendo.

Fan’Alba dropped to one knee. “It’s not possible!”

“General,” said Rab’Kalla. “Are you alright?”

Fan’Alba sighed. “Turn back the fleet, Commander. We are defeated!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Author’s Notes:

Okay, arguably I took the notion of music in the military a little far, but looking back on history, it’s not that outrageous. Check this: “Although technology did help play a major role in how music was expanded, the use of it goes back to biblical times. In many books found in the bible we read about how music was used by soldiers to help them win important battles. The greeks were also said to be led by flutists who played songs in order to lift up the military.”

The Importance Of Music During Wars

More info here:

Here’s a song from Doyle Bramhall II. It’s high energy music that would definitely intimidate an enemy, IMHO. 😉

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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28 Responses to Battle of the Bands

  1. ahtdoucette says:

    All this time we’ve been wondering if there is life out there – and if so why they haven’t come to visit us? I believe we may now have the answer. LOL. Rock on!

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  2. msjadeli says:

    I love the concept of a planetary battle of the bands! I am a BIG fan of Doyle Bramhall II. They are smart to turn back after hearing this.

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I wonder what other music could be used in battle? Good fun

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  4. Dear Eric,

    You are the master of out there humor. Love it. Although IMHO some music could be used as a secret weapon.

    Nanu, nanu and shalom,


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  5. Let’s not forget the bagpipes, not merely a military musical instrument but one that I think should be classified as a lethal weapon!

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  6. tedstrutz says:

    Good one, that song just might do it too.

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  7. draliman says:

    A nice bit of heavy metal soon gets the aliens (and my parents) running for cover.

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  8. trentpmcd says:

    And the walls came tumbling down… Must have been some mean horn players back then. But, yeah, I’m one for a galactic battle of the bands.

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  9. James McEwan says:

    I can understand what happened; some music these days is really, I mean really – depressing.

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  10. granonine says:

    Made me laugh. And you are correct–martial music has always been important.

    And then, of course, there’s music like “The Battle of New Orleans.”

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  11. Dale says:

    Now… how to find THE tune to set things to right in certain parts of the world (see how I skip around without saying it directly?)

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  12. Well, if military music turns away aliens, it is one military force I can stand behind …

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