Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Ebola in Music
Ebola has not been ignored in the music industry - the virus has been referenced in many songs in the past. All of the music I found referencing Ebola is rather obnoxious, involving a great deal of screaming and completely lacking pronunciation and clarity. One band, Heaps of Dead, wrote a song called "Ebola," which can be found here (but if you're sensitive to profanities, I suggest you do not watch this). Another band, AN, wrote a song called "Let There be Ebola Frost," which is similar in style to the previous song.
Both of these songs have angry, negative tones. In fact, as far as I can tell, the first line of "Let There be Ebola Frost" is simply "RAWR." Perhaps the artists created these songs with screaming and growling in order to emphasize the great deal of fear caused by the Ebola virus, or maybe their similarity is simply a coincidence. Nonetheless, they definitely make me more afraid of Ebola!