Disturbing music.

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  1. cravenmonket

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    If you think this is disturbing check out the whole Murder Ballads album by Nick Cave. Especially the songs Stagger Lee and O' Malley's Bar. Good lord. Fantastic stuff, but truly depraved.



     
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    One from 1974......ALMOST (but not quite) George Jones. BTW.....there's a "punchline" at the very end

    And this one I really like.....atmospheric and moody.
     
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    i cannot see the videos but has anybody mentioned Diamanda Galas yet?

    either that or thrill kill kult. some of the TKK stuff is actually quite catchy. if you turned the vocals down it would just be like classic house music

    i love a good pop song but it's always cooler to rip someone's face clean off. in my opinion.

    move things forward
     
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    Now THAT'S disturbing.......:(
     
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    I like disturbing stuff when its done right
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    speaking strictly sonically sir

     
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    Old school ...

    But still disturbing ...


     
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    Isn't that country tune a rockabilly tune ?
     
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    I almost forgot... Comus! I really love Comus; like the audio equivalent of The Wicker Man. It works best if you listen to the whole album but this track is a nice way in.

     
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    This one is called "Black Mass - Electric Storm In Hell", which hints subtly at what they had in mind. Excellent drumming by their postman, and it reminds me of Pink Floyd's "Saucerful of Secrets"

     
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    I listened to the tune in the OP and wondered (1) what is so bothersome about it, it could be about a lot of different things; (2) why, even without mods, would anyone feel it would be worthwhile to (figuratively) throw any punches at all in response to someone being bothered by it. Not here to argue about possible interpretations, just commenting that it seems you are bothered by the OP being bothered. That would imply that there is some unspoken unwritten meaning to the song lyrics? I didn't google it so maybe I'm woefully underinformed.

    Oh well, no biggy, I'm not bothered by either one. I do think it's a fairly interesting tune, especially given it's seeming simplicity. I can't imagine being bothered by it, I think it's pretty clever even if I may not agree with what I suppose might be the easiest interpretation to cast over the lyrics. But then I'm not one to simply take the easiest supposed interpretation at face value and stop there. For example, in the town I grew up there was an older punk kid who couldn't get "normal" work because he had one hand that had been badly deformed in a fire. His hand always had a very reddish scarred appearance to it. As he got older he decided that selling drugs was a way for him to make lots of easy money. Unfortunately, he was right, but he (unintentionally?) ruined a lot of young lives in the process. The song in the OP could easily be about that.
     
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    This entire album creeped me out, this song especially. Even the guitar solo is creepy. The song as well as most of the album including the CD booklet artwork reeks of death and decomposition. To me it sounds like it was played and sung by dead people.

     
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    I wasn’t talking about the original poster’s song at all in any shape or form. I’m talking about this forum as a vehicle to even discuss ‘disturbing music’. It can’t be done under the rules. I have 100 songs off the top of my head that are disturbing, but it’s not worth discussing, promoting, or trolling this forum for any reason. That’s the punch I’m pulling, meaning I’m not going for the truly disturbing stuff. I can’t, I won’t. We should be posting disturbing, but not too disturbing music. It can be done, and Suicide’s Frankie Teardrop is my self-imposed limit to that.
     
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    Disturbing video..

     
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    I had not heard that version.....do you consider that "rockabilly"? I hear it more as just a old-style country ballad.
    The original was by Leon Payne. (is that last name ironic?)
    I have in front of me the Jack Kittel 45 R.P.M record on the GRC label. I'm not a country fan or historian, but when I heard it in 1974, I didn't think ANYTHING like it existed in Country music.
     
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    You are right, probably more country than rockabilly. I have never heard about payne. But yeah, that is a weird one.
     
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    The clean blood harmonies as a counterpoint to the story gets me every time on this one...
     
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    This boy wasn't quite right ....

     
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    Neil Young was also part of that hang scene and Manson played him his songs on acoustic at parties, Neil was pretty impressed with the songwriting but also thought Manson was too out-there to take it forward.
     
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