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Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?

GUEST,Ragnar the relaxed 29 Aug 14 - 07:10 PM
GUEST,Rahere 29 Aug 14 - 07:45 PM
Don Firth 29 Aug 14 - 09:08 PM
LadyJean 29 Aug 14 - 11:49 PM
mayomick 30 Aug 14 - 04:31 AM
Big Al Whittle 30 Aug 14 - 08:46 AM
JHW 30 Aug 14 - 10:17 AM
MoorleyMan 30 Aug 14 - 10:20 AM
MoorleyMan 30 Aug 14 - 10:21 AM
Big Al Whittle 31 Aug 14 - 08:28 AM
Lighter 31 Aug 14 - 08:36 AM
Big Al Whittle 31 Aug 14 - 08:53 AM
GUEST,Woodsie 31 Aug 14 - 09:07 AM
GUEST,gillymor 31 Aug 14 - 09:25 AM
Lighter 31 Aug 14 - 09:58 AM
GUEST,Rahere 31 Aug 14 - 11:57 AM
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Subject: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Ragnar the relaxed
Date: 29 Aug 14 - 07:10 PM

Why is it assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal music ?

Why is anything these days the least bit associated with the vikings
saddled with a heavy metal sountrack ?

What if some of them actually preferred the calming mood of 'easy listening' like James Last
or Ray Conniff, or the Carpenters,
on their long hazardous sea voyages and brutal rampages ?


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 29 Aug 14 - 07:45 PM

Try reading the banquet scene from the start of Beowulf..."þæt he dogora gehwam dream gehyrde hludne in healle; þær wæs hearpan sweg,
swutol sang scopes."

Sweetly sang the scopes - but gehyrde hludne in healle, the din in the mead-hall. My own assistant Roland, not long after this was written, was contracted to perform a leap and a fart in the face of the King at the Christmas feast. No, life in the Court was not about softness, it would be fifty years before Queen Eleanor created Courtliness and the music of Gentility, learned from the Arabs during the Crusades. Life in court was about power plays, strength and devil take the hindmost - not least in England, for twenty years and more split by war between Stephen and Matilda.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 Aug 14 - 09:08 PM

Ever swing a Viking battle ax?

That is heavy metal!!

(I'll go now....)

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: LadyJean
Date: 29 Aug 14 - 11:49 PM

Vikings didn't have the kind of isntruments you could ues to make really loud music. I have a friend who made a vikin lyre. It's a beautiful instrument, but not loud.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: mayomick
Date: 30 Aug 14 - 04:31 AM

you don't get more genteel than elderberry wine, which was apparently the Viking tipple of choice.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Aug 14 - 08:46 AM

Cyril, the dysfunctional viking
Said being rough is not to my liking
I'm an AC/DC man
Not a horned helmet fan
In silk panties, I'm awfully striking!


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: JHW
Date: 30 Aug 14 - 10:17 AM

viking awful


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 30 Aug 14 - 10:20 AM

Musical form and structure were probably not the Vikings' strong point, for, being Scandinavian, their songs were probably more ABBA than ACDC.

(And take a listen to Jez Lowe's recent opus Vikings for further fun speculations...)


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 30 Aug 14 - 10:21 AM

Oh and remember, the Norse rather liked O Din, so heavy metal would have been highly appropriate!


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 08:28 AM

Viking Poem

When you've rowed to America in a boat of wood
Matallica starts to sound quite good.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Lighter
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 08:36 AM

Hey, guys! Vikings did not like heavy metal music, because *it did not exist.*

It's just music (so to speak) movies use to make Vikings look extra cool and relevant to kids' lives today.

Perhaps you've noticed that Viking movies don't actually show Vikings playing heavy metal. It's only in the soundtrack. A subtle distinction, I know.

As a cinematic device, soundtrack music is expressive, not historically reliable.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 08:53 AM

Viking Poem

When you've rowed to America in a boat of wood
Metallica starts to sound quite good
When you've been ashore, and had a fight
it soon goes back to sounding shite.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 09:07 AM

This song does it for me Song Of The Ages - Roy Harper


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 09:25 AM

Lighter: "Hey, guys! Vikings did not like heavy metal music, because *it did not exist.*"
WRONG!
Those dudes could rock out and used their axes for more than just shredding monks.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Lighter
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 09:58 AM

Hence the jazz term "ax."


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 11:57 AM

Watch it! Eric Bloodaxe was a blood ancester of mine, per the genealogists. Mind you, as a maritime family, that's probably a dodgy claim - me grandpa was CPO Mess Steward in charge of the Officers Mess at Pompey, so I'm certainly descended from at least one bar-steward. Why is it Officers live in Mess?


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 02:14 AM

According to archaeological evidence they liked playing lyres with their Viking sagas. Not exactly heavy metal was it? Although the after concert parties must have been a riot!


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 03:56 AM

There are a lot of myths about the Vikings. They didn't have horns on their helmets; they weren't raiders, they were on a geriatric cruise, hence the Sagas*. They liked nothing better than to listen to some classical music in the evenings drinking fruit teas and doing needlepoint.

RtS
*non-UK 'catters may not know that SAGA [sex and games for the ancient] is an organization in the UK offering holidays and services to the over 60s).


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 08:16 AM

I believe it is for the over 50s - not that I have taken up any of the many offers that have flooded through my letterbox over the years. How do they know how old I am anyway?


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: EBarnacle
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 03:23 PM

Please bear in mind that the root word of Viking is the same as for vacation.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 03:38 PM

From your quack, Topsy. I returned with private insurance from many years overseas, still haven't registered with the NHS, and don't get bothered.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 03:43 PM

Next term's study includes "De aluminibus et salibus" by pseudo al-Razi, which dates from the early 10th Century. We obviously also had light metal at the time the Vikings were around.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 06:51 PM

how to relax your viking friends at a party

plenty of spam sandwiches
picture of magnus magnusson displayed prominently
saga holiday brochure on the coffee table
nail a priest to the front door


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 08:35 AM

Spam sandwiches? Have you never heard of that famous protest song, "Whale meat again..."? You just get the image of the most rapid crossing to Vinland being pulled by an outboard humpback...


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Ragnar the relaxed
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 09:39 AM

And another question, did the vikings do any team formation dancing like Morris or Line Dancing.
Or did they actually realy only just do Headbanging, crowd surfing, and mosh pit diving ?


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 12:45 PM

They weren't much for formation dancing but were expert at break dancing (which actually involved the breaking of bones, skulls etc.).


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 01:03 PM

To get back to your original question, Ragnor, why heavy metal with film about Vikings -- nobody has touched on an important aspect.

Heavy metal sound is cheap and effortless to stick into the production. Just find a failed garage band and buy or steal a few of their cuts. They'd be thrilled!


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Claire M
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 02:28 PM

Hiya! Can you rec some Sagas??

Re BEOWULF – I was a mermaid in my middle school's version of it, also part of chorus. When we sang the Requiem, my friend was making faces @ me & I don't know how I didn't crack up w/ laughter. I loved the dirge we sang, "Requiem Aeternam, Et lux perpetua"

Well, I can listen to a lyre/screaming guitar.

Re songs – song great, prefer this…….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig-79E6VD1c

/ this…………..

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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 02:43 PM

Why does Ragnar the Relaxed talk utter shite ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 02:49 PM

Dancing? Mummy told them to take their hankies just in case. Nothing more fearsome than a Side of Viking Morrismen wanting to teach you rapper.


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST,Ragnar the Relaxed
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 02:58 PM

Now come on Mr Hanson, don't unsettle my relaxed state of mind with belligerent confrontation.
I've still got my battle axe within easy reach of the Ikea futon hanging over the Bang & Olufsen Music Centre....


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 03:29 PM


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Subject: RE: Why assumed Vikings liked Heavy Metal ?
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 03:31 PM

Oops! fingers in too much hurry. Try again:

A Viking Moris side at Sidmouth?


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