Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm so glad that someone else has thought about this

Phil at Random Nuclear Strikes asks one of life's important questions. If you were about to be overrun by a necrotic tide of shambling zombies...
As you load your last mag into your chosen weapon, what song comes up your MP3 player/IPOD?
It's good to know that others have put serious consideration into this.

For me, it depends... Does the universe go into Zach Snyder-esque synchronized slow-mo as I dual-wield my 1911s into the hordes of the brain-eating undead, à la the apotheosis of Tallahassee in Zombieland? ‘Cause if it does, then it’s “For Those About To Rock”.

Otherwise, it’s “Bodies” by Drowning Pool.
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158 comments:

Joseph said...

Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down

Marko said...

The Prodigy - "One Man Army":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9bwH2L2JBo

perlhaqr said...

New Model Army - "Here Comes The War"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AkD5Pi75-M

chiefjaybob said...

"Yakity Sax." That sound track fits most of my life, why change now?

Chris said...

Ozzy: "I Don't Wanna Stop"

Tirno said...

Blue by Yoko Kanno.

But it's a long song, so I'll have to be rocking a C-Mag into my M-14.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Being Olde Skool, Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyries" works for me.

Anonymous said...

Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen.

Shootin' Buddy

ToddG said...

No contest...

Tango Juliet said...

Molly Hatchet -- "Flirtin' with Disaster"

North said...

No iPod. At a time like that Holst's "Mars" would be playing in full symphonic quality and detail in my head.

As it is right now.

Zac said...

No question: Slayer's "Raining Blood."

Miguel said...

Classic of Prog Rock and most appropriate for the occasion:
Karn Evil 9 (Impressions 1,2 & 3) from Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...

Anonymous said...

Jethro Tull - Broadsword

Gerry

Wayne said...

Aqua "Dr Jones" Works for Spinning class, works for zombies

Anonymous said...

Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave.mp3

Shrimp said...

Wow. I'm sure it's either Metallica's "Harvester of Sorrow" or Red 7's "Heartbeat." Or "It's a Dead Man's Party."

But then, I'm weird, so, "Pull Me Under" might start right then too....




VW:clamadee

Why, yes, that would be a clamadee. A zombie apocalypse certainly qualify as a clamadee. But we have guns, we can deal with it.

westofthewest said...

Mailman by Soungarden

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

"I'm a little teapot, short and stout... Here is my handle, here is my spout... When I get all steamed up, hear my shout... Tip me over, and pour me out..."

Cemetery's Gun Blob said...

The Dictators rendition of 'California Sun'.

Midwest Chick said...

Welcome to the Jungle or Don't Fear the Reaper.

Rob Reed said...

"Another One Bites the Dust."

Not Queen's best, but was my favorite song when it came out, and it's appropriate for the event.

Heck, I'm already planning on having it played at my funeral, along with Weird Al's "I'll be mellow when I'm dead."

BobG said...

"Momma Told Me Not to Come" Three Dog Night.

aczarnowski said...

We. Salute. You.

That would punctuate nicely.

I knew I was going like Zombieland when they opened the credits with For Whom the Bell Tolls. Salute your Solution in the end credits is also an MP3 staple. Oh, and Blur's Song 2.

More of an end-game playlist...

Courer du Bois said...

Hmmm. As I slide the last magazine in, "Dragula" by Rob Zombie. As I drop my Para after it's empty and and pull out my two handed mace, "Battery" by Mettalica.

Either that or the theme from the Rocky and Bullwinkle show...

Anonymous said...

disturbed - down with the sickness

scofflaw

Britt said...

March of Cambreadth.

Anonymous said...

A few more suggestions:

Jon Bon Jovi, "Blaze of Glory"

Johnny Cash, "When The Man Comes Around."

Within Temptation, "Stand Your Ground," "Our Solemn Hour."

...Really, we need a few more magazines' worth of ammo to get all these tunes in...

--Wes S.

Jay G said...

Nazareth - "Hair of the Dog"

Themadlemming said...

That's a tough one. Probably "Suicide Messiah" by Black Label Society, though "Peace Sells" by Megadeth and "Fueled" by Anthrax are both near the top.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

as it is for Les, it's "Ride of the Valkyries" for me, or it's "Night on Bald Mountain". They both work for this.

Anonymous said...

"Seven Deadly Sins" by Flogging Molly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plfVQV-klZo&feature=relmfu

Best line of the song:
"Pavlov's Dogs keep chewin'
On the legs they never trust"

Might as well laugh during the mayhem.

Runner Up: Blue by Yoko Kano

Terry

DirtCrashr said...

The CSNY tape in my Walkman jammed again...

Anonymous said...

Give the people what they want.
The Kinks

CIII

NJT said...

Britt beat me to March of Cambreadth.

So to stay original I'll have to go with The Body of an American by the Pogues.

Sport Pilot said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tmc8rJgxUI

Knockin' on Heavens Door by G&R...

Ed Foster said...

I'd go for "Ride Of The Valkyries" until the ammo ran out, then "Seven Deadly Sins" when I reached for the handle of the claymore and started swinging.

Brandon said...

This would work.

Leatherwing said...

Pink Floyd, Great Gig in the Sky

AuricTech said...

For the last magazine, I'd go with the fight scene music from the ST:TOS episode "Amok Time." When it's time to go cold steel on the undead, I'd be listening to "Spartacus" by Triumvirat.

Of course, for optimal zombie nuking, there's always Prism's "Armageddon"....

DaveFla said...

As suggested by "Shaun of the Dead", I'll be listening to Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now." And grinning like an idiot, undoubtedly.

John said...

Thought about Pink Floyd's One of These Days, but for that kind of thing, the Anthrax version of Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun.

RandyGC said...

March of Cambreadth

If it's a last stand to buy time for my family to escape, then Winterborn by Cruxshadows.

Ken said...

Well, MP3 players play hob with my situational awareness, so I probably wouldn't have one. (I have a cheap one, but I never use it.)

But if I did, I would -- in that particular circumstance -- have to go with "Men of Harlech," preferably by a full Welsh choir.

And I'd sing along while I had breath in my body, or until my last grenade (whether it's zombies or xenomorphs, save the last grenade for yourself an' go to your Gawd like a soldier) went off.

TheCabinetMan said...

"Sway", by Coal Chamber

TCM

mongo78 said...

I'd have to go with the Crystal Method's "Get Busy Child", but Ministry's "NWO" would do in a pinch.

Marty said...

No Question: Carmina Burana - O Fortuna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eEwsGPf3s

theirritablearchitect said...

Chopin's Raindrop Prelude.

og said...

Jesu, joy of Mans desiring.

North said...

Og: I have the Jingle Cats version of that. It would have to be that version.

Odysseus said...

Preliator by Globus

http://youtu.be/fNYc0Unossc

Newbius said...

Either "Gimme Three Steps" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM3jgkChV6M

Or, "Time" by Pink Floyd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUt7qmSvxLI

Hey, I am an optimist. :)

Erin Palette said...

Hmm, excellent question.

I suppose I’d want to go out in an ironic, self-referential manner, and since I’ve always been a big fan of juxtaposition, I must choose "Let There Be Peace On Earth." Because really, if I’m going to die, then dammit, I’m going to die smirking at my own cleverness.

mikee said...

Psycho Killer, by Talking Heads

I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
Don't touch me I'm a real live wire

Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

Cuz them zombies only gonna kill me if I'm darn tired and can't run any more.

TerriLiGunn said...

Daft Punks "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
Or possibly Lordi "Devil is a loser(and he's my bitch)"

Ed Foster said...

Ken's quote of Kipling reminds me that there really isn't all that much difference between zombies and some of the people our guys have to face ("When yer wounded an' left on Afganistan's plains, and the womin come out to cut up what remains....").

alphadog said...

The Nuge, Great White Buffalo. The long version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMZwS0ZonEU

Joe in PNG said...

Og-was that an "End of Evangelion" reference?

I'd go with "Libre Me (from Hell)" off of the Gurren Lagan soundtrack... and see if I can't work into a "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!!" speech.

Because if you got to go, you may as well go out on a Crowning Moment of Awesome.

Chris said...

If You Want Blood, You Got It

Ancient Woodsman said...

One of two things: either the theme from the original Disney Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger too!) or just maybe No Quarter by Led Zepelin.

Either would have to be beyond-11 loud, as when the magazine on the firearm runs dry I'll fire up the 460 Magnum. Stihl, not S&W. That tends to be pretty loud, too, and we don't want to drown out that beautiful music. The Stihl runs about an hour on one tank, so that'll do for a while if the soundtrack is on a Muzak-like endless loop.

WV: quear. No joke.

Anonymous said...

The intro of Hell's Bells-AC/DC

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

Metallica. "Creeping Death" or "Blitzkrieg." Either would get me good and revved up to go hand-to-hand with the zombies.

Hey, if you gotta go down, hoss, go down swingin'.

BGMiller said...

Weeeeelllllllll now......
I'd probably just hit cue up my pre-game playlist from when I was playing beer league hockey and hit shuffle.

Sooo.....
There's plenty of The Clash, some Beastie Boys, oh yeah....
and this....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ToNZHG5KHw

heh,singing along to that one in the locker room while I strapped on my pads kinda set my rep for being a bit....off.


BGM

Joseph said...

AC/DC "Thundrstruck"

Cybrludite said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DeOjB_1vZc&list=PLD0B582DC957F9551&index=9

Butch_S said...

Slo-mo:

Craig Safan's "Confrontation"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPbkCOSjUgU

Otherwise:

Tangerine Dream's "Dr. Destructo"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2zrtSm52WI

Ygolonac said...

If it's just running down the last dribs'n'drabs before Götterdämmerung'ing the assorted containers of boomy and flamey, might as well go with GWAR's cover of "School's Out". (If I wasn't behind the nannywall here, I'd find a source to link.)

Bob H said...

Since March of Cambreadth has already been taken I would have to go with something a bit older and smoother. Probably Paul Anka's My Way"
"And now the end is near
So I face the final curtain"
With 50 rounds in my wife's PS90 I could probably hear the whole song.

Anonymous said...

Ipods are for chumps. My wingman will be playing it live.

jf

MJM said...

I'd be preparing for Valhalla with Ride of the Valkyries for sure. But, since there are so many zombies, and a guy might get tired, for a needed boost in heroism, I'd switch next to The Gael (the Celtic theme used in Last of the Mohicans) found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pCv7k_Hzvg . Then---once ammo ran low and things were turning tragic and more fatalistic--I'd go to Over the Hills and Far Away, performed by John Tam (no relation that I know of) for the Richard Sharpe series based on Bernard Cornwell's books. If you can't fight and die to that baleful, soulful, droning fiddle...? "Along the road to come what may...."

45er said...

So many options above. Ride of the Vakyries gave me pause, but probably Johnny Cash God's Gonna Cut You Down

Twycross said...

Gotta go with 'The Unsung War.'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Qkzj5bStU

Anonymous said...

Artie Shaw "Nightmare"

dave said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgeI0NeOjhI

Dave said...

Clutch - A Shogun Named Marcus

David said...

The Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin have provided the sound track that has been playing in my head throughout my entire life.

Zombies or not, I don't want to change it now.

Anonymous said...

What, no one has a zombie proof lair to shoot from?
Sheesh, I woulda thought about that a long time before I start counting down to the final rounds.

Gmac

FWIW, I'm surprised no one mentioned the Doors "This is the End"

Stingray said...

Tom Waits "Goin' Out West." The parts before where I'm still well fed for ammo and slaughtering ghouls like an almighty ninja robot pirate can be handled by "Shoot to Thrill."

Robert said...

Hoodo Gurus - 'Kamikaze Pilot'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gs22Ifu3xs

Followed by...

'Dig it up'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRhyu-4b-L8

bluesun said...

No one said "Adagio For Strings" yet? Isn't that the classic "Everyone is going to die" song?

MonteG said...

Alice in Chains "Over Now" from the Unplugged album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPshJRxxf9s

Larry said...

The Offspring Keep 'Em Separated

WV: toxersis. The bacterium that causes zombification.

North said...

Can I change my answer?

Looney Tunes theme (extended) including Porky Pig's "That's All, Folks"

MonteG said...

And here's my alternate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-jOEAufDQ4

Anonymous said...

Gots no player, but the theme song from BtVS while the ammo lasts, and then the music playing during the final fight scene of the final episode when the scythe comes out.

BoxStockRacer

Stretch said...

Agree on Men of Harlech with full brass band and massed choir.
Play list also includes:
All the Blue Bonnets ...
High Road to Linton
Brian Boru's March
Finish with Tolkien reading Theoden's speech "Then since we must look for fell deeds ..." backed by Bo Hansson's The Horns of Rohan and the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
http://www.amazon.com/Music-Inspired-Lord-Rings-Hansson/dp/B000002R8K

Damn! I came up with that way too easy. Guess we all have an idealized "way to go" in our minds.

Mad Saint Jack said...

Wish- Nine Inch Nails


(Works on Aliens too.)

Bob in Houston said...

Beginning of the first P-Mag, Deep Purple's Highway Star, bottom end of the last P-Mag, Flogging Molly's Worst day since yesterday.

Joseph said...

Maybe "Rooster" by Alice in Chains...

tanksoldier said...

For Lyrics,

Cruxshadows: Winterborn

Within this moment now
I am for you, though better men have failed
I will give my life for love
For I am Winter born
And in my dying
I'm more alive, than I have ever been
I will make this sacrifice
For I am Winter born


For Melody,

Metallica: Nothing Else Matters

Gewehr98 said...

Last mag getting dumped into a zombie wave attack? I'm gonna go with Smashing Pumpkins - The Everlasting Gaze

http://www.youclubvideo.com/video/153351/smashing-pumpkins-the-everlasting-gaze

Gewehr98 said...

Of course, nothing wrong with Zep's No Quarter, either...

John said...

When I ram the last mag home...

some Oingo Boingo "Dead Man's Party"

When it comes to butt strokes and medieval weapons...

Pantera "Double Primal Concrete Sledge"

Justthisguy said...

Oh, no question: It's "The Thin Red Line" by Kenneth Alford.

I have an excellent recording of it, done by the band of H.M. Royal Marines.

As Colin Campbell said to the Original Thin Red Line, "Remember, men, there is no retreat from this place. You must die where you stand!"

raptros-v76 said...

Well, since I only listen to music as albums these days, and I'm probably not going to get lucky enough to completely finish that one last album, it'd probably be Devin Townsend's "Deconstruction" - second to last track on the album of the same name. It's nearly 10 minutes long, and hopefully, it will encourage me to hold out at least through the second guitar solo.

Anonymous said...

"Break Stuff" by Limp Bizkit
Nice and short....cause I don't think that last mag is going to last long enough for AC/DC's "For Those About to Rock" (Live) or Metallica's "One" to get to the good part.

Anonymous said...

"Another one bites the dust...".Queen

Justthisguy said...

What the hell is wrong with all of you people? Yer fixing to die, and the end of the world is imminent, and y'all want to go out to (spit!) popular music?

After thinking again, I think "Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner would sing me out quite well.

Josh K. said...

The sound track to Flash Gordon by Queen. Hell if I could of had anyone right a sound track for my life it would of been them.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

Like I said before, "Night on Bald Mountain. And I'm Chernabog!

Phillip said...

Louis Armstrong - "What a wonderful world" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TwT69i1lU&feature=related

WV: Tertl... I thought Breda had the tertl?

Tam said...

Justthisguy,

"...y'all want to go out to (spit!) popular music?"

You don't impress me. (spit!) Work on it.

My musical tastes contain yours.

I have more old music than you do, but I don't try and set myself up as some kind of artsy cultural poseur by pretending that The Day The Music Died was 3/26/27.

kishnevi said...

Maybe this one is too obvious:
the Verdi Requiem, specifically the opening of the Dies Irae through the Tuba Mirum. It's amazing how easy it is to sound like the Day of Judgment when you have some offstage brass.

Phillip said...

I don't get it, and a google search yields no answers. Who died on 3/26/27?

I picked "What a wonderful world" because I like the song and the way Armstrong sings it. I figure if I'm going out, I should go happy.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

Or, "Duel of the Fates", from "Star Wars"

Mike said...

This gave me a good laugh, because Pandora kicked "Bodies" up right before I read this!

For me? 7 Nation Army by the White Stripes. 'Cause I'm gonna take 'em all!

Phil said...

Pennywise "Set Me Free"

Cond0010 said...

"If you were about to be overrun by a necrotic tide of shambling zombies...As you load your last mag into your chosen weapon, what song comes up your MP3 player/IPOD?"

...and there was no one remaining so I could go into full Berserker mode?

Hmmm...

Something with a good 'galleyship' tempo (Muppet music is too slow...). The key word for the type of song would be 'relentless'.

Plus a pot of coffee. Black.

This song comes to mind when (back in the day) I was doing alot of running:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1StgzVYJNrs

I always seemd to be able to stay on afterburner longer when this was playing.

Spud said...

Iron Man

North said...

"I don't get it, and a google search yields no answers. Who died on 3/26/27?"

"Inquiring minds want to know."

Ross said...

I'm thinking that Scotland The Brave is awesome music to fight to, but I'd much rather hear the finale to the William Tell Overture... as the Lone Ranger comes riding in to save my butt! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZCdK9dkeOk&feature=fvst

WV=uncrackt.

Bev said...
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Anonymous said...

God is a Mighty Fortress - Bach

Played on a m..f... big organ, with a male chorus.

PT said...

Welcome to the Jungle by Guns and Roses


Of course I live in Detroit so its load for Zombies daily.

Shrimp said...

The google-fu is weak here.

Beethoven died March 26, 1827.

North said...

I thought I had checked 1827. Thanks, Shrimp.

"Ode to joy" Heh. That would work.

Opinionated Grump said...

...at my funeral... while killing zombies...Aaron Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man' Just one last juxtiposed irony, cranked to 11 and infinite looped. "bang.... bangbang...."

Goober said...

Droid - God of Anger.

Yeah, it's pretty raunchy heavy nasty shit, but it might scare the zombie a little bit.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with this song, but watch the TV series "Bones", this is the song that the death metal band was playing when the axe-man spit on Booth's badge and Booth shot their amp stack in the episode "Mayhem on the Cross".

Beverly said...

It would have to be SLOW RIDE by FOGHAT! I could really kick some zombie ass to that song and look cool doing it.

Terry said...

Love your choice Beverly.

Man, this thread has made me go look at songs that I haven't listened to in decades.

Does anyone remember Rose Tattoo?

Here is my other submission: Assault and Battery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpaPGWt4JUs&feature=related

Terry (Euro)

Ken said...

@Crotalus, I gave serious consideration to "Duel of the Fates," but since I don't have a lightsaber -- nor even a katana.... :-)

Anonymous said...

No doubt about it:
R.E.O Speedwagon - Golden Country

The time has come for you my friend.
To all this ugliness we must put and end.
Before we leave we must make a stand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se3O2vHG1So&feature=related

Don M said...

Men of Harlech.

With me singing.

Don M said...

Men of Harlech, march to glory,
Victory is hov'ring o'er ye,
Bright-eyed freedom stands before ye,
Hear ye not her call?
At your sloth she seems to wonder;
Rend the sluggish bonds asunder,
Let the war-cry's deaf'ning thunder
Every foe appall.
Echoes loudly waking,
Hill and valley shaking;
'Till the sound spreads wide around,
The Saxon's courage breaking;
Your foes on every side assailing,
Forward press with heart unfailing,
'Till invaders learn with quailing,
Cambria ne'er can yield!

Thou, who noble Cambria wrongest,
Know that freedom's cause is strongest,
Freedom's courage lasts the longest,
Ending but with death!
Freedom countless hosts can scatter,
Freedom stoutest mail can shatter,
Freedom thickest walls can batter,
Fate is in her breath.
See, they now are flying!
Dead are heap'd with dying!
Over might hath triumph'd right,
Our land to foes denying;
Upon their soil we never sought them,
Love of conquest hither brought them,
But this lesson we have taught them,
"Cambria ne'er can yield!"


"Fire at will!"

Poor Will!

Terry said...

The Beauty, my wife, recommends the following:

Nine Inch Nails, Heresy or Head Like a Hole.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

Ewww, Ken! Up close wet work on zombies with a katana? That's askin' to be infected! At least the lightsabre will cauterize as it slashes.

Best to use a .22 rifle with huge amounts of ammo, and MAKE HEAD SHOTS!

Justthisguy said...

The Day the Music Died was when Claude DeBussy published his first piece.

I am not posing. I know what I like, and I don't like much music composed in the last hundred or two years.

I do like the old-style C&W, before it got all rockified.

That aside, I mostly can't stand to listen to music which has vocal parts.

Justthisguy said...

Oh, Don M. hast recht! Everybody should listen to Charlotte Church singing that in Welsh. It'll make the hair stand up on the back of your neck!

Anonymous said...

No one picked Garryowen?

Mattexian said...

Follow Me Up To Carlow - Off Kilter
Good for rocking a drum thru the AK, or swinging swords/halberds/chetes.

AlanDP said...

"Internet Killed the Video Star" by The Limousines.

(watch the video)

Justthisguy said...

Who'll be the first to hoist a glass, and say that he saw Garry Owen last?

Yep, Anon @4:56. another good choice for a death song.

Justthisguy said...

P.s. I betcha the Panzerlied would be good to sing while going down in that good fight.

I do think it's more important to sing than to listen, in that kind of situation.

Justthisguy said...

P.p.s. Rick Rescorla was last seen alive ascending the stairs in one of the Twin Towers.

He was singing.

He was singing "Men of Harlech", except he changed it to "Men of Cornwall."

taylor said...

Really? Bodies for the fast one?? What are ya gonna do for those first 10 seconds? Let them gnaw a leg off to make it a more fair fight?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5n9vfEumbw

4-ticks...less than two seconds. Enough time to drop the slide and start hammering. Yeah, its slow after the intro, but I figure Im either dead or trying to E&E after those first 20 or so seconds.

Either way the song works.

Anonymous said...

"Ladies and Gentlemen" - Saliva

Mike said...

Alright, time to put effort into my own answers.

Slow-mo song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyZaqZraWWc&feature=related

Fast song to go out in a blaze of glory and shattered zombie heads (not entirely work-safe, language at the start): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd972J6f4IY

Loose Gravel said...

It looks like I'm a little late to this party. March of Cambreadth, Hells Bells and Pull Me Under already taken... sheesh! I'll take Iron Maiden (Trooper) or Albannach (Gathering of the Clans.)

Evan Price said...

"We Will Rise" by Arch Enemy

"Song 2" by Blur

jed said...

Suffering from choice paralysis, I'll just toss out:

The finale from Symphony #3 by Camile Saint-Saens.

That or By-Tor and the Snow Dog, which has a nice instrumental section and dénouement.

Maybe DeBussy would be sort of an ironic soundtrack -- Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn?

Speaking of ELP, their rendition of Hoedown could work too.

WV: Saute -- and here I picture Zombies as more par-boiled.

Anonymous said...

. . . so my reconsidered play list is the BtVS theme song, followed by the fight music from the last episode of BtVS, finishing up with Duel of the Fates (hat-tip to Crotalus - thanks!), on infinite loop. Not that I'll need the infinite loop - my pretty red scythe gets to stay in the trunk, 'cause I've actually got a lightsaber!

BoxStockRacer

Larry said...

"Die M-F'er Die" - Dope or "Nobody's Listening" - Linkin Park.
Classic is for quiet contemplation (should I say...omphaloskepsis?), metal is for killin' zombies.

Justthisguy said...

Larry, you need to get into Wagner more. He wrote a lot of music to kill by.

academicsuicide said...

ok for me, arming up would be crusades by voltaire,
for the relaxed bit where ammo if plentiful Sublime 40oz to freedom and my last stand to a full church choral Funeral mass.

or the wombles theme tune on repeat, depending on my mood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ-G1Fl1sLg&feature=related

Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

Yeah, Wagner did write a lot of killing music, but he also wrote the tune that signals the end of bachelorhood: the dreaded Bridal March! :-D

Ken said...

I'm saving Wagner* for when I lead a squadron of souped-up P40s (a la Sky Captain) into action against the alien invaders.

*Lohengrin, Act III Prelude.

WV: corman. Sure, Corman, why not?

Justthisguy said...

Oh, yeah, Ken, I believe it was on my "Wagner for Band " disc. Played it in high school, too.

Crotalus, "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" is in the same vein, but even more so. It's a very dangerous piece of music, which might cause an otherwise sensible man to consider marriage. Played it in high school, too.

WV: peant. Is that smaller than a pissant?

Mick said...

"Day of the Eagle" by Robin Trower. That was my wake-up tune in high school; stills pounds my pulse.

Anonymous said...

I thank John Ringo for turning me on to Cruxshadows' "Winterborn." Nothing better.

ASM826 said...

You can push the play button on the Marine Corps Hymn for me, played as an instrumental by a brass marching band.

29 rounds for zombies, 1 for me.

I would hope I was knee-deep in warm brass.

Legman688 said...

As I insert the last mag? Godsmack, I Stand Alone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYjZK_6i37M

As I finally go down, surrounded by empty brass, broken blades and discarded weapons, dragged down by dozens of zombies? Knockin' on Heaven's Door, the Clapton version.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ItL_N400V4&feature=related

maddmedic said...

Jerry Jeff Walker...Pissin in the Wind....or Edgar Winter's Frankenstein..

Justthisguy said...

ASM826, I would go with "Semper Fidelis".

treefroggy said...

OMG!! 153 comments. Is this the record ?

Flight of the Valkyries works for me too, cause Charlie don't surf.

North said...

"OMG!! 153 comments. Is this the record ?"

No. Now 154 is.

Nano said...

I can't believe no one remembers BLADE - and the best music for killing hordes of vampires! The fast, pounding cadence works great for Zombies, too!

http://www.youtube.com/user/nanomaine?feature=mhee#p/c/4E1335F21DAA3A29/10/CZsuh4bs_7c

ShallNotBeInfringed said...

Did anyone consider:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP_CSQgBPpQ

or even:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFtNVEbasOo

Matthew said...

While I am late to the game on this it was a simple question to answer:

Jimmy Hendrix's Slight Return (aka Voodoo Child) the Long Version.