History CreatorBreakdown / Music

26th Jun '16 10:20:37 AM twilicorn
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The best-known and probably the most controversial single The Boomtown Rats ever released, "I Don't Like Mondays", was written a few days after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Elementary_School_shooting_%28San_Diego%29 Cleveland Elementary School Shooting]]. Lead singer Bob Geldof was being interviewed for US television when the report came into the studio and ended up with a front-row seat as events unfolded. He ended up writing the song as a way to put his uncomprehending horror and revulsion into words.

to:

* The best-known and probably the most controversial single The Boomtown Rats ever released, "I Don't Like Mondays", was written a few days after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Elementary_School_shooting_%28San_Diego%29 Cleveland Elementary School Shooting]]. org/wiki/Brenda_Ann_Spencer Brenda Ann Spencer]] shot several people at a San Diego school and claimed she did so because [[TitleDrop she didn't like Mondays]]. Lead singer Bob Geldof was being interviewed for US television when the report came into the studio and he ended up with a front-row seat as events unfolded. He ended up writing wrote the song as a way to put his uncomprehending horror and revulsion into words.
19th Jun '16 11:21:10 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The band's 1982 album ''Under The Big Black Sun'' was at least somewhat influenced by the death of Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle in a car accident: While it doesn't ''sound'' much darker than a typical X album, "Riding With Mary", "Come Back To Me", and the title track all directly dealt with losing a loved one. Even the one CoverSong, Al Dubin and Joe Burke's "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes", is pretty mournful lyrically.

to:

** The band's 1982 album ''Under The Big Black Sun'' was at least somewhat influenced by the death of Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle in a car accident: While it doesn't ''sound'' much darker than a typical X album, "Riding With Mary", "Come Back To Me", and the title track all directly dealt with losing a loved one. Even the one CoverSong, CoverVersion, Al Dubin and Joe Burke's "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes", is pretty mournful lyrically.
8th Jun '16 11:46:05 AM DavidDelony
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Music/{{Badfinger}}'s 1975 album ''Head First'' was written in the shadow of the peak of band's legal and financial crises, a result of corrupt management and legal entanglements with their then-label, WarnerBrosRecords; the album had been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers shelved until 2000]] as $100,000 was found missing from a Badfinger escrow account. The band had already seen guitarist Joey Molland leave (to be replaced by keyboardist/vocalist Bob Jackson), and three of the album's songs dealt with their money/management woes quite blatantly. Not long after, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham [[DrivenToSuicide would hang himself]] in his basement, effectly putting an end to the band until 1977's ''Airwaves'' album.

to:

* Music/{{Badfinger}}'s 1975 album ''Head First'' was written in the shadow of the peak of band's legal and financial crises, a result of corrupt management and legal entanglements with their then-label, WarnerBrosRecords; the album had been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers shelved until 2000]] as $100,000 was found missing from a Badfinger escrow account. The band had already seen guitarist Joey Molland leave (to be replaced by keyboardist/vocalist Bob Jackson), and three of the album's songs dealt with their money/management woes quite blatantly. Not long after, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham [[DrivenToSuicide would hang himself]] in his basement, effectly putting an end to the band until 1977's 1979's ''Airwaves'' album.
5th May '16 8:50:20 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Music/AlanisMorissette started as a sort-of pop princess, but her breakout hit years later, "You Oughta Know" (and it would seem at least one other song on the album, ''Music/JaggedLittlePill'', and apparently "Hands Clean" from ''Under Rug Swept'') was inspired by an old boyfriend, who dumped her for another woman. People are still wondering who ''that'' man was. (Dave Coulier of ''FullHouse'' is considered the consensus choice, and he has admitted that at least some of the lyrics hit close to home. Yes, the host of ''OutOfControl'' dated, then broke up with, one of the kids from ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision''. Feel that, Canadian Gen-Xers? That's your childhood, howling in pain.)

to:

* Music/AlanisMorissette started as a sort-of pop princess, but her breakout hit years later, "You Oughta Know" (and it would seem at least one other song on the album, ''Music/JaggedLittlePill'', and apparently "Hands Clean" from ''Under Rug Swept'') was inspired by an old boyfriend, who dumped her for another woman. People are still wondering who ''that'' man was. (Dave Coulier of ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' is considered the consensus choice, and he has admitted that at least some of the lyrics hit close to home. Yes, the host of ''OutOfControl'' dated, then broke up with, one of the kids from ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision''. Feel that, Canadian Gen-Xers? That's your childhood, howling in pain.)
5th May '16 1:20:56 PM aye_amber
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Music/BarenakedLadies wrote the song "Brian Wilson," from their first album, about someone going through such a breakdown and comparing it to the one Brian Wilson of the BeachBoys went through. They namechecked several major influences and signs of Wilson's breakdown in the song (including the album ''Music/SmileySmile'' and his one-time psychiatrist Dr. Landy). In a meta turn, years later, Brian Wilson did a cover of "Brian Wilson" (a clip of which is available on his live album ''Live At The Roxy Theatre'').

to:

* Music/BarenakedLadies wrote the song "Brian Wilson," from their first album, about someone going through such a breakdown and comparing it to the one Brian Wilson of the BeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys went through. They namechecked several major influences and signs of Wilson's breakdown in the song (including the album ''Music/SmileySmile'' and his one-time psychiatrist Dr. Landy). In a meta turn, years later, Brian Wilson did a cover of "Brian Wilson" (a clip of which is available on his live album ''Live At The Roxy Theatre'').
3rd May '16 2:15:59 PM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is obvious in the works of songwriter Dennis Linde. After years of happy, almost obsessive love songs (e.g. "Burning Love" by Music/ElvisPresley, "I'm Gonna Get You" by Eddy Raven, etc.) his material starts turning dark with Sammy Kershaw's "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer", about a man who gets angry at another man for taking his girl, and then he (the first man) takes her back. Over time, the love songs made way for much darker tales of love lost, such as "Night Is Fallin' in My Heart" by Diamond Rio. After a very TakeThat-ish song to corporate Nashville in Joe Diffie's "Down in a Ditch", almost no Linde songs were recorded until the Music/DixieChicks cut "Goodbye Earl", a rather nasty revenge song on the same Earl from "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer". Once again, no other Linde songs appeared anywhere until Music/AlanJackson recorded "Talkin' Song Repair Blues", another TakeThat to Nashville.

to:

* This is obvious in the works of songwriter Dennis Linde. After years of happy, almost obsessive love songs (e.g. "Burning Love" by Music/ElvisPresley, "I'm Gonna Get You" by Eddy Raven, etc.) his material starts turning dark with Sammy Kershaw's "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer", about a man who gets angry at another man for taking his girl, and then he (the first man) takes her back. Over time, the love songs made way for much darker tales of love lost, such as "Night Is Fallin' in My Heart" by Diamond Rio.Rio, or "Hook, Line, and Sinker" by Blackhawk, about a woman who takes advantage of a man. After a very TakeThat-ish song to corporate Nashville in Joe Diffie's "Down in a Ditch", almost no Linde songs were recorded until the Music/DixieChicks cut "Goodbye Earl", a rather nasty revenge song on the same Earl from "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer". Once again, no other Linde songs appeared anywhere until Music/AlanJackson recorded "Talkin' Song Repair Blues", another TakeThat to Nashville.
1st May '16 2:33:44 AM Freshmeat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Singer/songwriter E, leader of the band Music/{{Eels}}, wrote the band's MagnumOpus, ''Electro-Shock Blues'', after the death of his mother from cancer and his sister's subsequent suicide. The first track contained poetry that his sister had written while in a mental hospital and included songs with titles like "Going to Your Funeral, Part 1" and "Cancer for the Cure". However, the album does end on a happy note, "P.S. You Rock My World", which closes with the line "Maybe it's time to move on".

to:

* Singer/songwriter E, leader of the band Music/{{Eels}}, wrote the band's MagnumOpus, hit album ''Electro-Shock Blues'', Blues'' after the death of his mother from cancer and his sister's subsequent suicide. The first track contained poetry that his sister had written while in a mental hospital and included songs with titles like "Going to Your Funeral, Part 1" and "Cancer for the Cure". However, the album does end on a happy note, "P.S. You Rock My World", which closes with the line "Maybe it's time to move on".



** To be honest, though, much like his mentor, Trent Reznor, all of Manson's work has been one really long breakdown. It could be traced back to when he [[TheWoobie witnessed his grandfather in his basement (you do not want to know), was molested by a neighbor kid who was three years older than him, his dog was murdered by the kid and he was deathly afraid of the end of the world and Hell due to his Christian school]]. ''Music/PortraitOfAnAmericanFamily'' already shows his disgust with society and his drug problems. ''Music/SmellsLikeChildren'' was forced on him by the producers, and it shows. ''Music/AntichristSuperstar'' was one part his life, one part Twiggy's life, one part drugs (they co-wrote almost all of it, and were either high or days without sleep while writing it, on purpose). ''Music/MechanicalAnimals'' was him trying to break away from Trent's influence, and was influenced by him getting less addicted to drugs and beginning to feel emotions for the first time in about a decade and trying to cope with it. ''Music/HolyWoodInTheShadowOfTheValleyOfDeath'' was written a little bit after Columbine, which really affected him emotionally, and caused a split between him and his closest friend, bandmate and occasional sexual partner, Twiggy Ramirez that caused Twiggy to leave until 2008 or 2009. ''The Golden Age of Grotesque'' was written after Manson had finished his magnum opus (the last three albums) and lost his best friend, so he was searching for something new. ''Eat Me, Drink Me'' was not only the aforementioned problems, but also, his dream of a film about Lewis Carroll, one of his idols, starring, written and directed by him, had just been shut down. ''The High End of Low'' is one part him falling apart once more, but it is also him healing. The last track, ''15'', was written on his birthday and was recovering from his depression that spawned ''Into The Fire'' (written that Christmas). Also, he had just gotten Twiggy back, which was pretty much like a double amputee regaining his limbs, as well as getting super powers. ''Born Villain'' is the first time he's written an album while pretty much not deeply depressed [=and/or=] suicidal, which explains the experimental sound of it.

to:

** To be honest, though, much like his mentor, Trent Reznor, all of Manson's work has been one really long breakdown. It could be traced back to when he [[TheWoobie witnessed his grandfather in his basement (you do not want to know), was molested by a neighbor kid who was three years older than him, his dog was murdered by the kid and he was deathly afraid of the end of the world and Hell due to his Christian school]]. ''Music/PortraitOfAnAmericanFamily'' already shows his disgust with society and his drug problems. ''Music/SmellsLikeChildren'' was forced on him by the producers, and it shows. ''Music/AntichristSuperstar'' was one part his life, one part Twiggy's life, one part drugs (they co-wrote almost all of it, and were either high or days without sleep while writing it, on purpose). ''Music/MechanicalAnimals'' was him trying to break away from Trent's influence, and was influenced by him getting less addicted to drugs and beginning to feel emotions for the first time in about a decade and trying to cope with it. ''Music/HolyWoodInTheShadowOfTheValleyOfDeath'' was written a little bit after Columbine, which really affected him emotionally, and caused a split between him and his closest friend, bandmate and occasional sexual partner, Twiggy Ramirez that caused Twiggy to leave until 2008 or 2009. ''The Golden Age of Grotesque'' was written after Manson had finished his magnum opus (the last three albums) albums and lost his best friend, so he was searching for something new. ''Eat Me, Drink Me'' was not only the aforementioned problems, but also, his dream of a film about Lewis Carroll, one of his idols, starring, written and directed by him, had just been shut down. ''The High End of Low'' is one part him falling apart once more, but it is also him healing. The last track, ''15'', was written on his birthday and was recovering from his depression that spawned ''Into The Fire'' (written that Christmas). Also, he had just gotten Twiggy back, which was pretty much like a double amputee regaining his limbs, as well as getting super powers. ''Born Villain'' is the first time he's written an album while pretty much not deeply depressed [=and/or=] suicidal, which explains the experimental sound of it.
19th Apr '16 5:56:08 AM FromtheWordsofBR
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* By 1970, Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone was on a nearly two-year hiatus that spawned a stopgap singles compilation. Previously, they played upbeat psychedelic funk and sang about unity and dismantling barriers, being also one of the few multiracial/multigendered bands of TheSixties. The band's successful breakout album, ''Stand!'', had big shoes to fill and the Family Stone was expected to release a follow-up as vibrant and passionate as ''Stand!'' Unfortunately, Sly Stone developed drug problems and that, along with the turmoil of [[TheSeventies Vietnam-era America]], was enough for Sly to build his own studio, play most of the instruments himself or with friends (as opposed to all the band members playing on ''Stand!''), and record most of his vocals while lying in bed. The resulting record, ''There's A Riot Going On'', was a dark and depressing record that was somewhat the opposite of ''Stand!''. The record would later be acclaimed as the band's masterpiece.
* Singer/songwriter E, leader of the band Music/{{Eels}}, wrote ''Electro-Shock Blues'', arguably the band's best album, after the death of his mother from cancer and his sister's subsequent suicide. The album included poetry that his sister had written while in a mental hospital and included songs with titles like "Going to Your Funeral" and "Cancer for the Cure". The last track, however, was an upbeat number about learning to move on with life.
** Even before ''Electroshock Blues'', there was "Not Ready Yet", which was about his sister (the same one much of ''Electroshock Blues'' itself was about) refusing to leave the house.

to:

* By 1970, Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone was on a nearly two-year hiatus that spawned a stopgap singles compilation. Previously, they played upbeat psychedelic funk and sang about unity and dismantling barriers, being also one of the few multiracial/multigendered bands of TheSixties. The band's successful breakout album, ''Stand!'', had big shoes to fill and the Family Stone was expected to release a follow-up as vibrant and passionate as ''Stand!'' Unfortunately, Sly Stone developed drug problems and that, along with the turmoil of [[TheSeventies Vietnam-era America]], was enough for Sly to build his own studio, play most of the instruments himself or with friends (as opposed to all the band members playing on ''Stand!''), and record most of his vocals while lying in bed. The resulting record, ''There's A a Riot Going Goin' On'', was a dark and depressing record that was somewhat the opposite of ''Stand!''. The record would later be acclaimed as the band's masterpiece.
* Singer/songwriter E, leader of the band Music/{{Eels}}, wrote the band's MagnumOpus, ''Electro-Shock Blues'', arguably the band's best album, after the death of his mother from cancer and his sister's subsequent suicide. The album included first track contained poetry that his sister had written while in a mental hospital and included songs with titles like "Going to Your Funeral" Funeral, Part 1" and "Cancer for the Cure". The last track, however, was an upbeat number about learning However, the album does end on a happy note, "P.S. You Rock My World", which closes with the line "Maybe it's time to move on with life.
on".
** Even before ''Electroshock ''Electro-Shock Blues'', there was "Not Ready Yet", which was about his sister (the same one much of ''Electroshock ''Electro-Shock Blues'' itself was about) refusing to leave the house.


Added DiffLines:

* The sudden death of bassist Jimmy Fernandez from a brain tumor resulted in The God Machine's second-most acclaimed album, ''One Last Laugh in a Place of Dying''. The band were already broken up by the time the album was released thanks to Fernandez's sudden death. Lead singer Robin Proper-Sheppard later formed the {{slowcore}} band Sophia as a way of coping with Fernandez's death, which continues to release music to this day.
17th Apr '16 10:02:53 PM bt8257
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[{{Tearjerker}} And this is ignoring "Ticking Mouth".]] [[NarmCharm And, of course, "Torch It!".]]

to:

** [[{{Tearjerker}} [[TearJerker And this is ignoring "Ticking Mouth".]] [[NarmCharm And, of course, "Torch It!".]]



* Music/{{Badfinger}}'s 1975 album ''Head First'' was written in the shadow of the peak of band's legal and financial crises, a result of corrupt management and legal entanglements with their then-label, WarnerBrosRecords; the album had been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers shelved until 2000]] as $100,000 was found missing from a Badfinger escrow account. The band had already seen guitarist Joey Molland leave (to be replaced by keyboardist/vocalist Bob Jackson), and three of the album's songs dealt with their money/management woes quite blatantly. Not long after, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham [[DrivenToSuicide would hang himself]] in the basement of his house, effectly putting an end to the band until 1977's ''Airwaves'' album.

to:

* Music/{{Badfinger}}'s 1975 album ''Head First'' was written in the shadow of the peak of band's legal and financial crises, a result of corrupt management and legal entanglements with their then-label, WarnerBrosRecords; the album had been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers shelved until 2000]] as $100,000 was found missing from a Badfinger escrow account. The band had already seen guitarist Joey Molland leave (to be replaced by keyboardist/vocalist Bob Jackson), and three of the album's songs dealt with their money/management woes quite blatantly. Not long after, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham [[DrivenToSuicide would hang himself]] in the basement of his house, basement, effectly putting an end to the band until 1977's ''Airwaves'' album.



* Music/{{B52s}}. In 1985, guitarist Ricky Wilson was dying from AIDS and decided to confide it to Keith Strickland and no one else. Late that year, he died. Wilson's sister Cindy didn't find out he had AIDS until about three days before he died. Let's say that no one took Ricky's death well....

to:

* Music/{{B52s}}.Music/TheB52s. In 1985, guitarist Ricky Wilson was dying from AIDS and decided to confide it to Keith Strickland and no one else. Late that year, he died. Wilson's sister Cindy didn't find out he had AIDS until about three days before he died. Let's say that no one took Ricky's death well....
24th Mar '16 5:45:04 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Badfinger's 1975 album ''Head First'' was written in the shadow of the peak of band's legal and financial crises, a result of corrupt management and legal entanglements with their then-label, WarnerBrosRecords; the album had been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers shelved until 2000]] as $100,000 was found missing from a Badfinger escrow account. The band had already seen guitarist Joey Molland leave (to be replaced by keyboardist/vocalist Bob Jackson), and three of the album's songs dealt with their money/management woes quite blatantly. Not long after, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham [[DrivenToSuicide would hang himself]] in the basement of his house, effectly putting an end to the band until 1977's ''Airwaves'' album.

to:

* Badfinger's Music/{{Badfinger}}'s 1975 album ''Head First'' was written in the shadow of the peak of band's legal and financial crises, a result of corrupt management and legal entanglements with their then-label, WarnerBrosRecords; the album had been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers shelved until 2000]] as $100,000 was found missing from a Badfinger escrow account. The band had already seen guitarist Joey Molland leave (to be replaced by keyboardist/vocalist Bob Jackson), and three of the album's songs dealt with their money/management woes quite blatantly. Not long after, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham [[DrivenToSuicide would hang himself]] in the basement of his house, effectly putting an end to the band until 1977's ''Airwaves'' album.
This list shows the last 10 events of 277. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=CreatorBreakdown.Music