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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Torture Song Playlist

I actually like a couple of the songs, Prince's Raspberry Beret and The Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive, on the list that CIA interrogators used to torture terrorist subjects. But I can see how having to listen to the Meow Mix song being played over and over could be cruel and unusual:
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...


Although the remix version would have been worse:

1 comment:

Reader said...

When I first heard this I assumed the singer was Libby Davies, but it is actually Meredith Monk singing The Tale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAQcja-vFQ4