Monday 7 June 2004

Jimi Hendrix, Baghdad Style

It's an 11 Mb movie file, but worth it.
Star Spangled BaghdadAnother soldier asked me to bring him an amp for his electric guitar. We ended up on the roof of the Palace as Kiowas buzzed around, celebratory AK fire rang out and the minaret speakers tried to compete with his speed metal version of The Star Spangled Banner. For me, that performance, done in full battle rattle against a Baghdad sun, is the definitive image of Gunner Palace.
- Gunner Palace

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