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Encyclopedia > Boom! (song)
“Boom!”
Song by System of a Down
Album Steal This Album!
Released November 26, 2002
Format CD, Airplay
Recorded 2002
Genre Alternative Metal
Length 2:15
Label American/Columbia
Writer Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian
Producer Rick Rubin, Daron Malakian
Steal This Album! track listing
"Bubbles"
(3)
Boom!
(4)
"Nüguns"
(5)

"Boom!" is a heavy metal protest song from System of a Down's CD Steal This Album!. The song describes the uselessness of bombs and warfare, and compares how thousands can die from starvation and poverty when billions are spent creating bombs and weaponry. It also links the use of military action with corporate globalization and quotes the title of one of Noam Chomsky's books: "Manufacturing Consent is the name of their game. ", which is a reference to the media's role in war. For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... This article is about the album by System of a Down. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... CD redirects here. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative metal is an eclectic form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Frederick Jay Rick Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is a Jewish American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... This article is about the album by System of a Down. ... Bubbles is a song by System of a Down from their album Steal This Album!. It is known for its fast pace packing in under two minutes, making it a short, intense experience. ... A protest song is a song which protests perceived problems in society. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... This article is about the album by System of a Down. ... Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. ... Manufacturing Consent movie poster Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) is a documentary film that explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual, and political activist. ...


For the music video, the band worked with Michael Moore, writer and director of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11. The video incorporated most of its footage from the February 15, 2003 anti-war protest, showing interviews with the participants. The video also features a short satirical cartoon of George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair and Osama bin Laden riding rockets over a city.[1] The video was banned from MTV Europe after a while. [2] VH1 named the song as the 18th greatest protest song ever. [3] Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Bowling for Columbine is a controversial documentary film written, directed, produced by, and starring Michael Moore. ... Fahrenheit 9/11 is a controversial, award-winning documentary film by American left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore which presents a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush, the War on Terrorism, and its coverage in the American news media. ... February 15, 2003 was a global day of protests against the imminent invasion of Iraq. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ... MTV Europe launched on August 1, 1987. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently...


"The video for the song was meant as a protest against the war in Iraq," lead singer Serj Tankian states. "We meant to release it before the war began, but ended up releasing it on the day it did, so it was basically kind of pointless." Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ...


The bridge of the song is based on the movement "Mars, The Bringer of War" from Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets Gustav Holst Gustav Holst (September 21, 1874, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - May 25, 1934, London) [1] [2] was an English composer and was a music teacher for over 20 years. ... This page is about the orchestral suite by Gustav Holst. ...


External links

  • Song lyrics

Notes and references

  1. ^ System of a Down and Michael Moore Join Forces for "BOOM!" Video. System of a Down Online (fansite). Retrieved June 13, 2006.
  2. ^ Banned from MTV. The New York Times. Retrieved Nov 10, 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/68962/episode_countdown.jhtml VH1 - 18th Best protest Song Retrieved Nov 10, 2007.
For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... John Dolmayan (Armenian: ) (born July 15, 1973 in Lebanon) is a musician, best known as the drummer for the Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: ) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenia as Shavarsh Odadjian) is the bassist for the Armenian American-based alternative metal band System of a Down and a member of the group Achozen. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Ontronik Andy Khachaturian (Armenian: ) is the former singer for The Apex Theory. ... Limited Edition cover The limited editon cover of System of a Down. ... Toxicity is System of a Downs second album release. ... This article is about the album by System of a Down. ... Digipak cover Digipak cover of Mezmerize. ... Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. ... Sugar is an EP released by System of a Down in 1998. ... The Limited Edition Tour CD is a 6-track promo CD released by System of a Down in 2000. ... Lonely Day is an EP by System of a Down. ... Sugar is a single by the Armenian-American alternative metal group System of a Down. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Johnny is a promo single released by System of a Down in 2001. ... Chop Suey! is the first single from System of a Downs second album Toxicity. ... Toxicity is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002. ... Maxi-Single cover Maxi-Single cover of Aerials. Australian Import cover Cover of the Australian limited edition of Aerials. 7 Single cover Cover of the 7 single of Aerials. Aerials is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002 from the album Toxicity. ... Innervision is a song by the band System of a Down. ... This article is about the System of a Down song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Violent Pornography is the 7th track on the album Mezmerize, from Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... Hypnotize is the lead single for System of a Downs latest album of the same title, which was released on November 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... // Lonely Day is the Grammy nominated second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by the band System of a Down. ... Kill Rock & Roll is the 3rd song on System Of A Downs fifth album, the 2005 release Hypnotize The song starts off soft with Daron Malakian playing an Electric guitar, then quickly goes into a fast chourus. ... This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by System of a Down, a four-piece American rock band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... The String Quartet Tribute to System of a Downs Mezmerize is a tribute album to first half of System of a Downs double album Mezmerize/Hypnotize released in 2005. ... The String Quartet Tribute to System of a Downs Hypnotize is a tribute album to second half of System of a Downs double album Mezmerize/Hypnotize released in 2006. ... Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization co-founded by Serj Tankian (of System of a Down) and Tom Morello (from the band Rage Against the Machine and the now defunct Audioslave). ... Singles from Elect the Dead Released: August 7, 2007 Released: September 25, 2007 Released: 2007 Elect the Dead is the debut solo album by System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Vartan Malakian Vartan Malakian (born February 14, 1947) is an Armenian-American artist born in Iraq who now lives in Los Angeles. ... Screamers is a 2006 documentary by director Carla Garapedian. ... Scars on Broadway (also referred to as Scars or abbreviated as SOB) is a side project originally started by System of a Down lead guitarist Daron Malakian, Casey Chaos, Zach Hill and Greg Kelso. ... Achozen is a side project from System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, Killarmy member Kinetic 9 and Rev. ... Serart is a collaboration between folk artist Arto Tunçboyacıyan and Serj Tankian, lead singer of System of a Down. ... Buckethead (born Brian Carroll in 1969), is an American guitarist and composer. ... American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Serjical Strike Records is the record label owned by Serji Tankian of the metal band system of a down. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

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