Tour of Duty Song Vids

We finally have a permanent home for our ever increasing catalog of musicvids dedicated to our passion for Tour of Duty.   

We have big plans for this new page, so bear with us through the upcoming construction phase. Although the URL is permanent, the look you see now is only temporary in order to make the vids more readily accessible for everyone. Some of the things you can look forward to in addition to the vids themselves include:

  • FAQ/FYI page: This will be tips and information on vidding- how to get started, where to find the free software, what vidding software to purchase. Putting your vids in vid shows at conventions and other handy to know knowledge.  You’ll be able to email us your questions as well if you can’t find the answer here.

  • Links page: For now, we are the only ToD vidding page out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from others. There are wonderful Yahoo and LJ communities as well as other vidders’ webpages.

  • Submissions page: You’ve made that ToD vid and want to archive it with us, fantastic! We’ll provide you with the rules and guidelines to enable you. We will welcome all ToD vids and vidders.

  • News: Newest vids, newest techniques and tips, conventions to submit your vid to, if any of our vidders have submitted and will be showing at conventions and other current events.

  • FX page: How’d we do that? Step by step tips to show you how we did a specific effect in a vid. Even if you don’t have the same software, the concepts may help you to do the same things. Tips from vidders who use different software packages and how they achieved the same or a different effect.

For now, you will find our complete catalog of musicvids below. All of these vids have direct links that you can click on and download and you are welcome to download as many of the vids as you want, there is no limit. Please keep in mind these tips:

  • Be kind and save us bandwidth! Right click on the link to the vid and use the “SAVE TARGET AS” option.

  • These are large files that take quite a while to download if you have a DIAL UP connection. We are working on providing lower resolution/smaller size files for those of you with dial up. (Paint it Black, for example, does have a lower resolution file available.) If you do have dial up and want to see the vids, we still offer to send any or all of the vids to you on a CD-ROM. There is no cost to you. You simply have to email us your mailing address and a list of the vids you wish to have. PLEASE BE SPECIFIC. Send your request to orders@tourofdutyvids.com.  Please put "SONGVIDS CD" in the subject line.

  • Feedback is a wonderful gift. It also keeps us inspired! Your comments will get to the vidder, we promise! Send comments to: comments@tourofdutyvids.com

  • Want to know when new songvids are available? Ask to be put on our email update list at updates@tourofdutyvids.com. Please put "E-MAIL UPDATES" in the subject line.

NEW!
MLK
By U2
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 22.5 MB (high res)
This song struck a chord with me. It has a haunting quality about it that inspired me to use a lot of fade-ins, mostly with Myron and jets.
NEW!
Remember
By Josh Groban
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 50.1 MB (high res)
This vid is a sad tribute to the characters who have died and to those who remember them.
 
by Mariah Carey
Songvid by Kallie

File size: 35.4 MB
A general Christmas vid for everyone to enjoy. Merry Christmas!
by Toby Keith
Songvid by Lindy
File size: 13.7 MB
Sgt Zeke Anderson is a soldier in the United States Army on his 3rd Tour of Duty in Vietnam. He's also a husband and father. Right now, he's missing his ex, and worried about the fact his daughter is growing up without him. And he's tired and frustrated by the lack of support the soldiers are getting from everyone back home. Why can't they just understand that they've got a job to do. And get off their backs.
As I'm Leaving
By David Gray
Songvid by Lindy
File Size: 19.8 MB (med res)
Ruiz's tour is up and it's time for him to say goodbye to his buddies, his beloved Susanna, and didi on back to the world. 
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Ball of Confusion
by the Temptations
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 70.7 MB
Make love, not war, hippies vs. the establishment, this vid attempts to capture the flavor of the 60’s using the war and the classic Temptations’ song as its backdrop.
Be My Hero
By October Project
Songvid by DC
File Size: 45.4 MB (high res)
              13.0 MB (med res)
A character study of Myron.
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Boat on The River
By STYX
Songvid by SassyInkPen
File Size: 57.1 MB
A tribute to Zeke.  No matter how battle-weary or worn out he gets, he's always there taking care of his men, even though deep in his heart, he just wants it all to be over.
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Boulevard of Broken Dreams
by Greenday
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 54.4 MB
Myron’s loneliness and longing, not to mention a good bit of sexiness, is on display in this one. Enjoy.      
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Breakable
by Fisher
Songvid by Kallie & DC
File Size: 44.2 MB (high res)
               6.95 MB (med res)
A look at the often volatile relationship of Myron and Alex. Alex may have cared for Myron, but he was first and foremost a source for her. She wasn’t above using him to get what she wanted.
Break on Through
By Jim Morrison and the Doors
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 9.7 MB (med res)
A psychedelic look at the Vietnam war with Jim Morrison and the Doors.
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Cloud Nine
by the Temptations
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 61.5 MB
A disillusioned Danny Percell spirals downward into the world of drugs and alcohol.
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Crucify
By Tori Amos
Songvid by DC
File Size: 50.1 MB (high res)
              15.2 MB (med res)
Doc Hockenbury didn't believe in the war, but he came to Vietnam because he wanted to make a difference. Odd and gentle, brave and foolhardy, he refused to carry a weapon and made it clear he wouldn't kill another human being. His convictions would cost him everything.
by Steven Seagal
Songvid by Kingdom of Legends

File size: 44 MB
No slash, or well, none intended :)  Kind of a sad song, which made me think about all the guys on the show.  A video about all the guys, or well, I've tried. *grin*  Zeke and Myron just happened to pop up too often, and took over.  :)
by Strange Fruit
Songvid by Kallie
File size: 29.8 MB
A collection of still photos set to music.
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For What It’s Worth
by Buffalo Springfield
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 33.3 MB
Something’s definitely happening here. This is the first vid I ever made... for what it’s worth.
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Fortunate Son
by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 31.3 MB
A Marcus Taylor-focused vid set to the classic CCR antiwar song.
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God Bless America
by Celine Dion
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 56.5 MB
A sobering tribute to our troops: past, present and future.
The Good, the Bad, and the Dead

by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman (Last of the Mohicans soundtrack)
Songvid by Kallie

File size: 61.7
MB

This is an episode based vid set to music from the movie "The Last of the Mohicans." I made this vid for DC and Morgan because this is one of their favorite eps.
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Home for a Rest
by Spirit of the West
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 40.1 MB
             
A look at how the guys take the edge off. Hint...there was no shortage of usable clips for this one.
How to Save a Life
By The Fray
Songvid by Lindy
File Size: 13.8 MB (med res)
Clips for this vid were taken from the episodes Sleeping Dogs (season 2)  USO Down (season 1) and The Good, the Bad and the Dead (season 1).
Zeke comes to the slow and painful realization that try as he may, sometimes people can't be saved. Or they don't wanna be saved. And he has a hard time dealing with that. 
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I Am a Rock
by Simon and Garfunkle
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 30.2 MB
Myron tries to be stoic but we don’t buy that act for a minute. 
I'm On Fire
By Switchfoot
 
Songvid by Lindy
File Size: 14.2 MB (med res)
They met by chance, in the middle of a war.
And fell in love. Now one of them has to leave.
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by Las Ketchup
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 51.7 MB (high res)
              12.9 MB (med res)  
A silly look at Myron’s and Zeke’s mannerisms, mirroring each other with the help of a few special effects.
Lift
By Shannon Noll
Songvid by Lindy
File Size: 11.9 MB (med res)
The horrors of war and lifes cruelties have taken their toll on PFC Danny Percell. The unbearable guilt and shame is far too heavy a cross for the young man to bear, and leads him down the road to self destruction.  And only one man can save him.
by Oasis
Songvid by Kallie

File size: 62.2 MB
The first time I heard this song I knew I wanted to vid it for Tour of Duty.  It fits so perfectly. I made this general fandom vid for Mel for Christmas.
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Magic Carpet Ride
by Steppenwolf
Songvid by DC
File Size: 70.8 MB (high res)
              14.4 MB (med res)
A look at the high flying Lt. John McKay. He’s cocky and an outrageous flirt with a flashy smile and there’s little he loves more than flying Hueys.
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Manah-Manah
by The Muppets
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 24.8 MB
What happens when Tour of Duty meets the Muppets?  
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Masters of War
By Pearl Jam
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 18.4 MB (med res)
This vid focuses on the higher ups who pull the strings behind the scenes and ultimately must share responsibility for all the crimes committed in the name of war.
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No Son of Mine
by Phil Collins
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 73.3 MB
The General and Myron have never had much of a relationship and it shows.
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Now Comes the Night
By Rob Thomas
Songvid by Kethry
File Size: 11.4 MB
An exploration of the grief of war.
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Paint It Black
by The Rolling Stones
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 99.5 MB (high res)
              12.5 MB (med res)   
A darker look at Vietnam with a little help from the Tour of Duty theme song.
by GOB
Songvid by Kingdom of Legends

File size: 29.1 MB
Just a basic action video, with the song "Paint It Black" performed by the group GOB.  Most of the scenes are from my favourite episode "Alder Security" but other episodes were used as well...
Proud to Be a Soldier
By Tom Lehrer
Songvid by Kallie & DC
File Size: 38.5 MB (high res)
File Size: 8.3 MB (med res)
A humorous look at being in the Army Adam Schanz.
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Rescue Me
by Fontella Bass
Songvid by DC
File Size: 45.7 MB (high res)
              10.9 MB (med res)
When this was shown at ZebraCon 2005, a comment was made that “Vietnam isn’t funny.” Maybe so, but this is a look at some of the more humorous moments brought to us by the series.
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Run Through the Jungle
by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Songvid by DC
File Size: 62.2 MB (high res)
              11.2 MB (med res)
A classic Vietnam song by CCR. Vietnam was a hard and dangerous place to be with every day holding new risks.
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Sand and Water
by Beth Nielson Chapman
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 59.1 MB
Adam Schanz
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by ZZ Top
Songvid by Darcie (AKA Kallie)
File Size: 16.1 MB
Sharp Dressed Man -- A vid that crosses four fandoms and  features eight really hot looking men. Tour of Duty, Stargate, Smallville, X-Files.  Enjoy!
by Steven Curtis Chapman
Songvid by Kingdom of Legends

File size: 22 MB
Really beautiful and sad song, taken from the "We Were Soldiers" soundtrack, which made me think about all the guys on the show, of course .  A video about all the guys, or well, I've tried considering I've made this video in 10 minutes *grin* 
Sunshine
by Jonathan Edwards
Songvid by DC
File Size: 28.5 MB (high res)
               8.6 MB (med res)
A look at what is between Myron and his father.
by Emerson Drive
Songvid by Lorna & Natalie
File size: 22.7 MB
Myron's in love...Nikki can't overcome her fear. 
Testify
By Melissa Etheridge
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 59.8 MB (high res)
File Size: 15.0 MB (med res)
Don't let hearts break, don't let children cry, before it gets too late, I want to testify...
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Who’ll Stop the Rain
by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 42.2 MB (high res)
              8.85 MB (med res)
The rain never stops, figuratively and literally in another CCR classic.
Special note: The following vids are explorations into the relationship of the Tour of Duty characters BEYOND friendship. If you don’t agree with the concept (referred to as slash) or you find this offensive, then we recommend you don’t view these vids.
Better Than Me
by Hinder
Songvid by PFC Cherry
File size: 16.9 MB
In the aftermath of the episode "The Good, the Bad and the Dead." What happens to a relationship when the trust is gone? Sgt. Anderson and Lt. Goldman are about to find out.
The Boy Feels Strange
By Melissa Etheridge
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 32.5 MB (high res)

Zeke notices the changes Myron has undergone since arriving in Vietnam.

 

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Can’t Find My Way Home
By Steve Winwood
Songvid by DC
File Size: 34.3 MB (high res)
              12.2 MB (med res)
There is no one more messed up than Myron, who has lost so much. Zeke is the one person who keeps him centered and gives him something to hold onto, something to believe in.
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind
By The Lovin' Spoonful
Songvid by Kallie & DC
File Size: 23 MB (high res)

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

 

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It’s Probably Me
by Sting
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 67.6 MB
Myron and Zeke, and there’s no probably about it.
by Clannad (Last of the Mohicans soundtrack)
Songvid by Kallie

File size: 71.0 MB
It's nice to know that no matter where Myron goes, Zeke will always find him. This is another song from "The Last of the Mohicans." I tried to capture some of the mood of the song and the movie in this slashy video.
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Listen to Your Heart
By Roxette
Songvid by DC
File Size: 39.0 MB (high res)
               14.4 MB (med res)
Myron thought everything was fine until his world was upended with the death of Alex Devlin. This vid shows that there was someone else who’d been with him all along, who still waits for him to realize what he’s always had, if he’d simply open his eyes.
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Lonely Road of Faith
by Kid Rock
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 82.4 MB (high res)
              20.0 MB (med res)
              10.2 MB (low res)
A Myron/Zeke vid that goes beyond friendship, with an assist from Kid Rock.
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Possession
By Sarah McLachlan
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 33.5 MB
Zeke knows what he wants and he won't be denied.

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Reason to Mourn
By Ben Harper
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 43.5 MB (high res)
              16.6 MB (med res)
Zeke prays Myron will never give him cause to experience the ultimate grief.
Something to Talk About
By Bonnie Raitt
Songvid by Kallie
File Size: 55.9 MB (high res)
A lighthearted look at the entire freakin' platoon.
by Rascal Flats
Songvid by Kallie
File size: 45.8 MB
Myron wants Zeke but can't find the courage to express his feelings.