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: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/05/20/22-may-2020/
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.”
Here’s a song from Doyle Bramhall II. It’s high energy music that would definitely intimidate an enemy, IMHO. 😉