History HarsherInHindsight / Music

11th Aug '16 1:49:29 PM SantosLHalper
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* In May 1929, popular blues singer Bessie Smith recorded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzU8xM99Uo Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out]], a song about a millionare who loses all their money and becomes a pauper. Barely two weeks after it was released, the stock market crash of Black October led to the Great Depression and the complete wreckage of the American economy, making this song a bitter reality for many.

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* In May 1929, popular blues singer Bessie Smith recorded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzU8xM99Uo Nobody Knows You When You're Down and And Out]], a song about a millionare who loses all their money and becomes a pauper. Barely two weeks after it was released, the stock market crash of Black October led to the Great Depression and the complete wreckage of the American economy, making this song a bitter reality for many.
29th Jul '16 8:09:18 PM MikeK
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* Miss Kittin & The Hacker's electroclash single "Frank Sinatra" was originally released in July 1998 and featured the lyric "You know Music/FrankSinatra? He's dead" - Sinatra was still alive when the single was released, but died in May of 1998. Miss Kittin has said meant the reference as a ShoutOut (and as a [[PainfulRhyme very loose rhyme for]] "VIP area"), but apparently genuinely thought he was already dead when she wrote the song.

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* Miss Kittin & The Hacker's electroclash single "Frank Sinatra" was originally released in July 1998 and featured the lyric "You know Music/FrankSinatra? He's dead" - Sinatra was still alive when the single was released, but died in May of 1998. Miss Kittin has said she meant the reference as a ShoutOut (and as a [[PainfulRhyme very loose rhyme for]] "VIP area"), but apparently genuinely thought he was already dead when she wrote the song.
17th Jul '16 4:26:46 PM SantosLHalper
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* In May 1929, popular blues singer Bessie Smith recorded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzU8xM99Uo Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out]], a song about a millionare who loses all his money and becomes a pauper. A few months later, the stock market crash of Black October led to the Great Depression and the complete wreckage of the American economy, making this song a bitter reality for many.

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* In May 1929, popular blues singer Bessie Smith recorded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzU8xM99Uo Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out]], a song about a millionare who loses all his their money and becomes a pauper. A few months later, Barely two weeks after it was released, the stock market crash of Black October led to the Great Depression and the complete wreckage of the American economy, making this song a bitter reality for many.
13th Jun '16 9:39:03 PM anobesegay
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** Not only that, but the lyrics to "Sometimes It Snows In April" all deal with the death of the character he played in Under the Cherry Moon, are a lot more eerie considering that he died in April of 2016.

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** Not only that, but the lyrics to "Sometimes It Snows In April" all deal with the death of the character he played in Under the Cherry Moon, and therefore are a lot more eerie considering that he died in April of 2016.



* Pop singer Christina Grimmie's very popular of Sia's "Titanium," a song which revolves all around an "I'm bulletproof, guns can't kill me, go ahead and shoot me" metaphor, is very difficult to listen to since she was murdered at a fan meet and greet via gunshot to the head.

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* Pop singer Christina Grimmie's very popular cover of Sia's "Titanium," a song which revolves all around an "I'm bulletproof, guns can't kill me, go ahead and shoot me" metaphor, is very difficult to listen to since she was murdered at a fan meet and greet via gunshot to the head.
13th Jun '16 9:37:45 PM anobesegay
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* Filipino rap group Salbakuta's biggest hit "S2pid Luv" contains the line "Wasak na wasak ang puso ni Nasty Mack", or "Nasty Mack's heart is really, really broken" when translated in English. In 2008, seven years after the song became a hit, group member Norman "Nasty Mack" Adriano died of a heart attack. He was only 30.

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** Not only that, but the lyrics to "Sometimes It Snows In April" all deal with the death of the character he played in Under the Cherry Moon, are a lot more eerie considering that he died in April of 2016.
** Also, in the 1987 outtake "Dream Factory," he sings "I take a pill 2 wipe away my doubts/But a pill can't cure my bein' alone." Considering that he died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, it's less cautionary-tale and more disturbingly symbolic.
* Filipino rap group Salbakuta's biggest hit "S2pid Luv" contains the line "Wasak na wasak ang puso ni Nasty Mack", or "Nasty Mack's heart is really, really broken" when translated in English. In 2008, seven years after the song became a hit, group member Norman "Nasty Mack" Adriano died of a heart attack. He was only 30.30.
*Pop singer Christina Grimmie's very popular of Sia's "Titanium," a song which revolves all around an "I'm bulletproof, guns can't kill me, go ahead and shoot me" metaphor, is very difficult to listen to since she was murdered at a fan meet and greet via gunshot to the head.
3rd Jun '16 2:33:11 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Prince's 1984 hit song "Let's Go Crazy" included the lyrics "Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down" seems pretty haunting now, considering that Prince was found dead in an elevator on April 21, 2016.

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* Prince's 1984 hit song "Let's Go Crazy" included the lyrics "Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down" seems pretty haunting now, considering that Prince was found dead in an elevator on April 21, 2016.2016.
* Filipino rap group Salbakuta's biggest hit "S2pid Luv" contains the line "Wasak na wasak ang puso ni Nasty Mack", or "Nasty Mack's heart is really, really broken" when translated in English. In 2008, seven years after the song became a hit, group member Norman "Nasty Mack" Adriano died of a heart attack. He was only 30.
6th May '16 10:05:28 AM aye_amber
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* Much of Music/MarilynManson's work suffers from this due to various reasons. The first three albums were hit with this once the (possibly first, as Manson has said he's working on a second) autobiography "The Long, Hard Road Out of Hell" came out and context was added to them. Then, Columbine happened a year later, leading to [[QuoteMine quote mining]], [[MisBlamed misblaming]] and outright bullshit. Later, in 2003, all of the adorable images of Manson and Twiggy were tainted by their falling out caused by Manson being a control freak. Similarly, all the images of Manson and Dita were then tainted by their divorce and all the happenings on both sides, with him cheating and her serving divorce papers on his birthday. A similar thing also happened with Evan Rachel-Wood and the album ''Eat Me, Drink Me'' heavily centered around their co-dependant, destructive romance. Then, while Twiggy rejoined the band in 2009, the man he replaced in 1993 due to a Christmas Day heroin overdose, Gidget Gein, died of another overdose. Gidget had a cameo in the video for "(s)AINT", which featured a ton of self-abuse and drug use, and that was his last interaction with the band All of the odd antics and behavior of his mother, talked about in his book, along with their somewhat turbulent interactions, also are tainted by her dying of dementia. Suddenly it's not so funny when she does weird stuff like naming the rats that are supposed to be fed to his snake "Marilyn" and "Manson" and successfully giving one CPR using a plastic bag. Additionally, Daisy Berkowitz, the co-founder of the band, was Manson and TrentReznor's punching bag for several years until he was ousted from the band. Now he has Stage Four Colon Cancer. He's been hanging on longer than most, and is definitely doing better than feared, but the outlook is still grim.

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* Much of Music/MarilynManson's work suffers from this due to various reasons. The first three albums were hit with this once the (possibly first, as Manson has said he's working on a second) autobiography "The Long, Hard Road Out of Hell" came out and context was added to them. Then, Columbine happened a year later, leading to [[QuoteMine quote mining]], [[MisBlamed misblaming]] and outright bullshit. Later, in 2003, all of the adorable images of Manson and Twiggy were tainted by their falling out caused by Manson being a control freak. Similarly, all the images of Manson and Dita were then tainted by their divorce and all the happenings on both sides, with him cheating and her serving divorce papers on his birthday. A similar thing also happened with Evan Rachel-Wood and the album ''Eat Me, Drink Me'' heavily centered around their co-dependant, destructive romance. Then, while Twiggy rejoined the band in 2009, the man he replaced in 1993 due to a Christmas Day heroin overdose, Gidget Gein, died of another overdose. Gidget had a cameo in the video for "(s)AINT", which featured a ton of self-abuse and drug use, and that was his last interaction with the band All of the odd antics and behavior of his mother, talked about in his book, along with their somewhat turbulent interactions, also are tainted by her dying of dementia. Suddenly it's not so funny when she does weird stuff like naming the rats that are supposed to be fed to his snake "Marilyn" and "Manson" and successfully giving one CPR using a plastic bag. Additionally, Daisy Berkowitz, the co-founder of the band, was Manson and TrentReznor's ''Trent Reznor'''s punching bag for several years until he was ousted from the band. Now he has Stage Four Colon Cancer. He's been hanging on longer than most, and is definitely doing better than feared, but the outlook is still grim.
3rd May '16 6:25:05 PM Hossmeister
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* In 1994, Music/{{Weezer}} released the song "Mykel and Carli," a cute, bittersweet tribute to two girls who ran the Weezer fan club - actually it's something of a {{tuckerization}} as the Mykel and Carli in the ''song'' are a pair of friends in high school, who the narrator still misses. The song, which was released as a B-side to "Undone (The Sweater Song)," takes a more poignant tone when you learn that, a few years after the song was released, both Mykel and Carli died in a tragic car accident on their way to a Weezer show. Perhaps the most "harsher in hindsight" lyric in this context is "Till the school bus came / and took my friends away". The song can be found on the Deluxe Edition of the Blue Album.

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* In 1994, Music/{{Weezer}} released the song "Mykel and Carli," Carli", a cute, bittersweet tribute to two girls who ran the Weezer fan club - actually club. Actually, it's something of a {{tuckerization}} as the Mykel and Carli in the ''song'' are a pair of friends in high school, who the narrator still misses. The song, which was released as a B-side to "Undone (The Sweater Song)," Song)" from ''Music/WeezerTheBlueAlbum'', takes a more poignant tone when you learn that, a few years after the song was released, both Mykel and Carli died in a tragic car accident on their way to a Weezer show. Perhaps the most "harsher in hindsight" lyric in this context is "Till the school bus came / and took my friends away". The song can be found on the Deluxe Edition of the Blue Album.
24th Apr '16 10:44:25 AM kris27
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* Music/Prince's 1984 hit song "Let's Go Crazy" included the lyrics "Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down" seems haunting
now, considering that Prince was found dead in an elevator on April 21, 2016.

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* Music/Prince's *Prince's 1984 hit song "Let's Go Crazy" included the lyrics "Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down" seems haunting
pretty haunting now, considering that Prince was found dead in an elevator on April 21, 2016.
24th Apr '16 10:43:28 AM kris27
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* Music/BradPaisley and Music/LLCoolJ's 2013 duet "Accidental Racist" [[CluelessAesop was criticized for its awkward handling of a complex topic - namely, the lingering effects and divides from America's nasty history of slavery and racial segregation]], which included Paisley's character trying to explain wearing a confederate flag shirt. It got worse after the 2015 AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, when a white supremacist attacked the historically black church hoping to spark a "race war", brandishing the confederate flag. This attack wound up destroying the flag's credibility as a symbol of Southern heritage, as governors and state legislatures agreed to take down their confederate flags.

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* Music/BradPaisley and Music/LLCoolJ's 2013 duet "Accidental Racist" [[CluelessAesop was criticized for its awkward handling of a complex topic - namely, the lingering effects and divides from America's nasty history of slavery and racial segregation]], which included Paisley's character trying to explain wearing a confederate flag shirt. It got worse after the 2015 AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, when a white supremacist attacked the historically black church hoping to spark a "race war", brandishing the confederate flag. This attack wound up destroying the flag's credibility as a symbol of Southern heritage, as governors and state legislatures agreed to take down their confederate flags.flags.
* Music/Prince's 1984 hit song "Let's Go Crazy" included the lyrics "Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down" seems haunting
now, considering that Prince was found dead in an elevator on April 21, 2016.
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