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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

“The Torture Playlist”

posted by on February 26 at 13:25 PM

From Mother Jones:

Music has been used in American military prisons and on bases to induce sleep deprivation, “prolong capture shock,” disorient detainees during interrogations—and also drown out screams. Based on a leaked interrogation log, news reports, and the accounts of soldiers and detainees, here are some of the songs that guards and interrogators chose.

Among the torture tunes: the Barney theme song, the Meow Mix TV jingle, Eminem’s “Kim,” Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” Christina Aguilera’s “Dirty,” Prince’s “Raspberry Beret,” and “Babylon” by David Gray.

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Rasberry Beret?

Posted by trent moorman | February 26, 2008 3:00 PM

I remember in that movie "Das Experiment" they used "Wouldn't it be Nice" by the Beach Boys. I always thought that contrast of happy melody vs. miserable conditions was particularly cruel and devious...same principle as using the Barney song, I guess.

Posted by Hernandez | February 26, 2008 3:25 PM

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