A new book called The Penguin Book of Hell has a chapter about the music American interrogators use at detention centres around the planet, including a prison in Mosul, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. The goal is to drive inmates into talking.
While this list has songs has been floating around online for years, the publication of this book once again brings the topic of torture music to the fore.
Try this playlist to what the book called “Ow That’s What I Call Music.” (Hey, I laughed.)
“Fuck Your God,” – Deicide
“Bodies,” – Drowning Pool
“Dirrty,” – Christina Aguilera
“Somewhat Damaged,” – Nine Inch Nails
“The Beautiful People,” – Marilyn Manson
“ . . . Baby One More Time,” – Britney Spears
“I Love You Song,” – Barney and Friends
“We Are the Champions,” – Queen
The Meow Mix Theme
Marilyn Manson had this to say:
My new playlist pic.twitter.com/RWNq9qVxPV
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) October 24, 2018