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(Smithsonian Magazine) Video In the 1930s, Confederate veterans were asked to step up to the mic to record, for the last time, the sound that turned union blood blue. Ladies and Gentlemen... This is what the Rebel Yell sounded like... *ahem*... WHEEEEEEEeeeee   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line 106
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2012-08-09 11:46:08 PM  
Nice find, subby.
 
2012-08-09 11:51:31 PM  
That was incredibly cool. Although I bet it sounded fiercer when they were young men and smoke and bullets were flying.
 
2012-08-10 12:00:17 AM  
Thought it sounded like this.
 
2012-08-10 12:01:47 AM  
I thought it sounded like More! More! More!

/no?
 
2012-08-10 12:08:31 AM  
That explains the farking SEC.
 
2012-08-10 12:08:42 AM  
I see the appropriate Billy Idol reference has been made; my work is done here.
 
2012-08-10 12:22:09 AM  
So.... cheering, then? Generic wooo?
 
2012-08-10 12:24:02 AM  
 
2012-08-10 12:31:11 AM  

Quasar: Thought it sounded like this.


You're doing it wrongh,
 
2012-08-10 12:35:12 AM  
 
2012-08-10 12:46:16 AM  
I'll admit, I didn't know "Rebel Yell" actually referenced something historical. That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry.

Given the absolute stupidity of Civil War fighting tactics, I have no doubt this might have proven an advantage in some skirmishes.
 
2012-08-10 01:00:58 AM  

Lsherm: That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry


Pretty much this. Kinda sad really considering the high regard with which tea baggers and rednecks hold the confederacy.
 
2012-08-10 01:06:02 AM  

NowhereMon: Lsherm: That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry

Pretty much this. Kinda sad really considering the high regard with which tea baggers and rednecks hold the confederacy.


I don't see how that historical fact would influence them one way or the other.
 
2012-08-10 01:11:58 AM  

Lsherm: NowhereMon: Lsherm: That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry

Pretty much this. Kinda sad really considering the high regard with which tea baggers and rednecks hold the confederacy.

I don't see how that historical fact would influence them one way or the other.


Certainly no other sort of fact seems to have any effect
 
2012-08-10 01:17:11 AM  
It's nice they have it recorded, but I'm a little squicked by people that celebrate the Confederacy, whether in the 1930s or now.

/Southerner born and bred
//We were wrong, we lost, most of us got over it
 
2012-08-10 01:24:53 AM  
Hey y'all! Watch this!
 
2012-08-10 01:33:29 AM  
More, more, more!
 
2012-08-10 01:46:38 AM  
Since nobody has appeared to make a Billy Idol reference, allow me.
 
2012-08-10 01:48:12 AM  
GONADS AND STRIFE!
 
2012-08-10 01:49:15 AM  
Like a thousand drunk hillbillies....oh wait...
 
2012-08-10 01:59:06 AM  
My boss makes the exact same "rebel yell" whenever she finds a cockroach in her office.

/eeeeeeekkkkkk
 
TKM
2012-08-10 02:10:38 AM  
Pussies, then?
 
2012-08-10 02:18:22 AM  
I didn't think it was possible to have descended testicles and make a sound that high-pitched. You can put me in the unimpressed column, at least based on that recording.

A whole line of young soliders charging at me with firearms while making that sound might have a different effect.
 
2012-08-10 02:21:50 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought it sounded like More! More! More!


Actually...since I presume that song is describing intimate relations of some sort, her making that sound in my ear would be something of a moment-killer.

/not quite sure what I'd have to do to her to get that reaction.
//Lean on her hair, probably
///Or possibly the Spocker
////Slashies!
 
2012-08-10 02:38:57 AM  
Damnit I thought this numberwas the better representation of the Rebels

/ Dancing with myself out of this thread
 
2012-08-10 02:46:05 AM  
Sounds similar to when a pack of coyotes start yipping outside my house in the middle of night.
 
2012-08-10 03:06:57 AM  
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2012-08-10 03:11:14 AM  

Bondith: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought it sounded like More! More! More!

Actually...since I presume that song is describing intimate relations of some sort, her making that sound in my ear would be something of a moment-killer.

/not quite sure what I'd have to do to her to get that reaction.
//Lean on her hair, probably
///Or possibly the Spocker
////Slashies!


If she's coming at you from behind, wearing a strap-on, and making that sound, it might scare you.
 
2012-08-10 03:13:16 AM  
Well that was not really intimidating but it sure makes me want to start shooting at them.
 
2012-08-10 03:17:14 AM  
Horrible screeching sounds are a well-known aid to bravery.
www.army.mod.uk
 
2012-08-10 03:23:30 AM  
www.freewebs.com
 
2012-08-10 03:26:47 AM  

Therion: GONADS AND STRIFE


www.mockpaperscissors.com

When you're an old timey confederate soldier and you want to go Weeee, but you ain't got drugs yet, you hold on to your life
 
2012-08-10 03:39:18 AM  
So that's what treasonous terrorist hatred of America attempting to overthrow the constitution sounds like. It's almost as good as the Al Qaeda yell.
 
2012-08-10 03:40:07 AM  
No wonder they lost. I can't tell if it was for charging or retreating!
 
2012-08-10 03:50:09 AM  
Cool ringtone bro.
 
2012-08-10 04:24:30 AM  

NowhereMon: Lsherm: That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry

Pretty much this. Kinda sad really considering the high regard with which tea baggers and rednecks hold the confederacy.


Not only that, but they were very gracious and not a bunch of butthurt losers.
 
2012-08-10 05:26:33 AM  
Great find...especially for the history buffs.

Though a chorus of yelps by James Brown, Steven Tyler, and Diamond Dave would have been scarier. Keep that in mind when the Communist Overlords take over.
 
2012-08-10 05:28:44 AM  
That poor old bastard at 3:01 to 3:15 (Forrest LaGarde? Forrest LeGrande?) did not to seem to be oriented to time and/or space. And I want an animated GIF of that dwarf at 3:38.
 
2012-08-10 05:37:49 AM  
Sounds like Colonel Jones couldn't quite get it up anymore.

Great historical artifact, though.
 
2012-08-10 05:46:42 AM  
Did the MC really say to 'Mr. Powell' "All right, go put your dress on" after he finished yelling?

Damn, those guys knew how to party!

And James Blunt, you're beautiful.
 
2012-08-10 05:49:21 AM  
I, for one, thoroughly enjoy these old movie clips. Green light more!
 
2012-08-10 05:52:43 AM  

unlikely: So.... cheering, then? Generic wooo?


^^This.

Like the drunk "wooo!" girls from How I Met Your Mother.

Not that they are regulars or that I watch the show. It was a running gag in an episode I saw wooo!
 
2012-08-10 05:55:39 AM  

RatMaster999: [static.tvfanatic.com image 450x300]


Bloody hell. Didn't read the whole thread before I posted. So the wooo girls are regular guests?
 
2012-08-10 05:59:41 AM  
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2012-08-10 06:28:35 AM  
ayup, that's the stuff alright. you can still hear it today amongst true southerners like the turtle man. another way you can tell he's authentic is he claims to have injun blood in him too lol.

That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry.

there's a very good reason for that, and i'll give you one guess why that is.
 
2012-08-10 07:11:10 AM  
I don't have my speakers turned up so I didn't hear it but I did notice Alfalfa standing between the two gentlemen right at the beginning of the clip.
 
2012-08-10 07:33:46 AM  
www.cmt.com

And then they drove back to Hazzard County.
 
2012-08-10 07:47:14 AM  

Therion: GONADS AND STRIFE!


First thing I thought of too...
 
2012-08-10 08:17:59 AM  

NowhereMon: Lsherm: That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry

Pretty much this. Kinda sad really considering the high regard with which tea baggers and rednecks hold the confederacy.


Whadya mean? White boys have a long history and illustrious history of imitating Native Americans when they want to cause a ruckus. Hell, that tradition goes back to at least the founding of the nation, if not earlier.
 
2012-08-10 08:31:16 AM  

cretinbob: NowhereMon: Lsherm: That said, it sounds like a bunch of 19th century white guys imitating a Native American war cry

Pretty much this. Kinda sad really considering the high regard with which tea baggers and rednecks hold the confederacy.

Not only that, but they were very gracious and not a bunch of butthurt losers.


Anyone who'd seen any significant action in the civil war and lived is not going to be particularly nostalgic about it. Well, the sane ones, anyway.
 
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