Drill Sergeant (song)
|First live performance||9th May 2015|
|Latest live performance||15nd October 2019|
|Recorded||2014/2015 - The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada|
|Producer||Muse, Robert "Mutt" Lange|
|Dead Inside||<||[Drill Sergeant]||>||Psycho|
|The 2nd Law (2012)||<||Drones (2015)||>||Simulation Theory (2018)|
Matt and Dom wanted to sample a speech from Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, but they didn’t got permission, so they did they own version and was recorded by actors.
In 2020, another variation of Drill Sergeant, titled "Psycho Murph Speaks", created for the 2019 Simulation Theory World Tour and the subsequential Simulation Theory Film was released. The song is exactly the same as the regular version, but with Sergeant's voice being robotized and some synth backing.
Drill Sergeant was performed solely as the intro to Psycho, just as it did on the album. The band played no instruments during this song and it was merely played by a tape. It was not used at all gigs, however, and has rarely been used since the beginning of the North American leg of the Drones World Tour, only played now when the drones aren't working by a technical error or if Reapers starts the show. The crowd loves to chant "aye sir" during this brief snippet of an intro, but apart from this, there is no point in viewing the majority of the performances of Drill Sergeant as, if you've seen one, you've technically seen them all.
Drill Sergeant: If you do not do, what you are told to do, when you're told to do it, you will be punished, do you understand?
Recruit: AYE SIR!
Drill Sergeant: If you leave my base without proper authorisation I will hunt you down and throw your ass in jail, do you understand? Recruit AYE SIR!
Drill Sergeant: I can't hear you! Recruit: AYE SIR!
Drill Sergeant: Scream it! Recruit: AYE SIR!
Drill Sergeant: Your ass belongs to me now Recruit: AYE SIR!
- Interview: Muse on their new album, Drones (2015-06-10). Xfm. Retrieved 2015-06-10 from xfm.co.uk.