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Initial post: 24 Nov 2009 19:05:20 GMT
I'm putting together a compilation of orchestral film music, but would like to have it interspersed with pop or rock music with military drums.

I would appreciate it if anyone could list the ones that they know of.

Thanks a lot.


In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2009 02:12:18 GMT
A. Park says:
Best fit for this is Ek Myself (Military Drums - Neil Ettridge) by a band called Corsette. Check it out at
Hope this helps.

Posted on 25 Nov 2009 10:44:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Nov 2009 10:45:57 GMT
Mistryman says:
Inspiral Carpets - "She Comes In The Fall"
Martika - "Toy Soldiers"

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2009 10:57:29 GMT
Mike, Try The Unknown Soldier by the Doors.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2009 20:15:16 GMT
T. Wohner says:
i know u2's drummer had a military inspiration for their album War. Its wortha try..

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2009 16:34:27 GMT
pedro says:
dry your eyes, by neil diamond

Posted on 30 Nov 2009 12:10:28 GMT
'Alexander the Great' by Iron Maiden has them at the beginning

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2009 21:16:09 GMT
vaiodrive says:
joan armatrading 'square the circle' album.
track- if women ruled the world

Posted on 9 Dec 2009 08:40:33 GMT
A. Willmer says:
'Get Back' has a marching drumbeat...close enough?

Posted on 9 Dec 2009 21:55:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Dec 2009 20:05:05 GMT
Darth D says:
You could try "Dont tread on me" by Metallica. It's on the "Black Album" Military drums at the start. Sorry my mistake it's actually "the struggle within" last song on the album.

Posted on 9 Dec 2009 22:55:56 GMT
Spandau Ballet Through the Barricades or My Chemical Romance The Black Parade.. or.. Lauryn Hill Zion :) A range there.

Posted on 16 Dec 2009 13:26:57 GMT
Anon says:
'Another Fourth of July... Ruined' by Big Business. Great song and the military drums are relentless. Other than that, check out some neo-folk stuff like Death in June, Spiritual Front and Rome, they tend to make use of martial music styles and drum beats.

Posted on 16 Dec 2009 13:44:51 GMT
Mario Pzzio says:
Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers is a good bet

Posted on 25 Feb 2010 20:55:16 GMT
MR says:
Nas ft. Alicia Keys - Warrior's Song

African style war drums.

Posted on 26 Feb 2010 19:38:36 GMT
Johnny Was by Stiff Little Fingers - good drums at the beginning.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2010 10:36:23 GMT
sistermoon says:
The Last Film by Kissing The Pink
The 12" version of Walking Through Walls off Steve Hackett's Highly Strung remaster has a long military drum break that would do, as does Soldier Of Fortune on Thin Lizzy's Bad Reputation album.

Posted on 10 Mar 2010 19:07:07 GMT
Tusk by Fleetwood Mac

Posted on 13 Mar 2010 16:38:53 GMT
L. K. Tanner says:
The intro to "50 ways to leave your lover" by Paul Simon. Common samples the drums on a track on his "Finding Forever" album.

Posted on 15 Mar 2010 11:27:39 GMT
LOTHAR says:
King of Birds, by REM (on the album Document) and We are Sound by James.

Posted on 26 Mar 2010 14:55:29 GMT
Jig a Jig - East of Eden

Posted on 29 Mar 2010 13:32:56 BDT
Two Little Boys by Rolf Harrisss? Distant Drums by Jim Reeves.

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 22:47:33 BDT
Democrit JR says:
"The Losers" by Warrior Soul

Posted on 1 Apr 2010 22:11:26 BDT
P. A. Bird says:
Enola Gay.

Posted on 2 Apr 2010 04:25:37 BDT
H S Marks says:

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2010 17:23:47 BDT
Throwing Muses original line-up had a drummer with a very militaristic style - check 'Hole In Her Head' from The Real Ramona LP - gentle intro then 8 minutes building into a huge feedback psychotic climax underpinned by a really crisp sharp military step beat.
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