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Thursday, March 20, 2003
 
Sights and sounds of a world at war

MSU journalism Professor Bill McWhirter, who saw music's impact on the front lines when he worked as a war correspondent for Time magazine in Vietnam, said war-related music served less as a reminder to soldiers about war, and it served more as their escape from reality.

"It's a high without much meaning or lasting effect," he said. "When the beer and music wore off they were still in a place they didn't want to be.

"If rock 'n' roll was supposed to tell you life was fun, this life was not fun."



 




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