History LyricalDissonance / Rock

21st Apr '18 6:05:02 PM nombretomado
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** A particularly {{egregious}} example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFzcJGDIkAY "Meantime"]], a folksy upbeat song which rather predictably has depressive (albeit stoic) lyrics. However, it contains the line "a poison spreads through * key change to major* fresh air". LyricalDissonance at its most subtle?

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** A particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFzcJGDIkAY "Meantime"]], a folksy upbeat song which rather predictably has depressive (albeit stoic) lyrics. However, it contains the line "a poison spreads through * key change to major* fresh air". LyricalDissonance at its most subtle?
20th Apr '18 11:09:37 PM yisfidri
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* A Perfect Circle's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dunKAwRN3P8 depressing and vaguely sinister cover]] of Music/JohnLennon's ''Imagine''.
15th Apr '18 11:27:59 AM bowserbros
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* "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is a classic, jaunty rock song with epic guitar riffs and an abundance of cowbells. It's super fun, really... until you realize it's about a double suicide.

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* "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is a classic, jaunty rock song with epic guitar riffs and an abundance of cowbells.[[Series/SaturdayNightLive MORE COWBELL]]. It's super fun, really... until you realize it's about a double suicide.the inevitability of death (often misinterpreted as being about suicide).
11th Apr '18 3:20:59 PM Lawman592
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**** The song is a ShoutOut to Creator/GeorgeOrwell's Literature/AnimalFarm where the pigs, after leading the animals in a revolution against their human master, take control the farm and begin acting like the human beings who previously oppressed them.
2nd Apr '18 10:19:53 AM AmuckCricetine
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** ''Tonight'' from ''Music/LustForLife'' sounds like any other trippy pop song... but only because the opening dialogue from [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]]'s 1977 original - spoken to a lover [[DyingDeclarationOfLove dying of a drug overdose]] - was deliberately cut out from Bowie's version. Depending on who you ask, Bowie didn't want to upset Tina Turner - who duetted with him on the song - with the dialogue, or it was simply made more radio-friendly.

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** ''Tonight'' from ''Music/LustForLife'' sounds like any other trippy pop song... but only because the opening dialogue from [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]]'s Music/IggyPop's 1977 original - spoken to a lover [[DyingDeclarationOfLove dying of a drug overdose]] - was deliberately cut out from Bowie's version. Depending on who you ask, Bowie didn't want to upset Tina Turner - who duetted with him on the song - with the dialogue, or it was simply made more radio-friendly.
29th Jan '18 4:11:48 AM jormis29
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* Music/{{Radiohead}}'s "Burn The Witch" is so dark and brooding, that Black Sabbath would be hard pressed to come up with anything that evokes a stronger feeling of impending doom... But the song itself is actually played as if it was a Pop song. The music video for this song only makes the dissonance even weirder. The music video retells the classic horror movie ''Film/{{The Wicker Man|1973}}'' in only 3 minutes... using stop-motion modelling-clay figures that resemble something taken straight out of ''WesternAnimation/CamberwickGreen''... It's a very children-friendly horror movie music video, with Doom Metal-like Pop music playing.



* Radiohead's "Burn The Witch" is so dark and brooding, that Black Sabbath would be hard pressed to come up with anything that evokes a stronger feeling of impending doom... But the song itself is actually played as if it was a Pop song. The music video for this song only makes the dissonance even weirder. The music video retells the classic horror movie "The Wicker Man" in only 3 minutes... using stop-motion modelling-clay figures that resemble something taken straight out of Camberwick Green... It's a very children-friendly horror movie music video, with Doom Metal-like Pop music playing.
25th Jan '18 2:33:49 AM Cryoclaste
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* PlayedForLaughs in TheOffspring's [[BlackComedyRape "When You're In Prison"]]. The song's tune is very [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]] and catchy, performed as a 1930's crooner dinner theater-style jingle. The lyrics, [[PrisonRape well...]]

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* PlayedForLaughs in TheOffspring's Music/TheOffspring's [[BlackComedyRape "When You're In Prison"]]. The song's tune is very [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]] and catchy, performed as a 1930's crooner dinner theater-style jingle. The lyrics, [[PrisonRape well...]]
19th Jan '18 9:11:55 PM mrincodi
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* The Colombian band ''1280 Almas'' has the song "El Platanal". Despite the jolly reggae rhythm, the lyrics of the song describe a bloody massacre and the despair of the people who lost their relatives in it.
13th Jan '18 1:01:47 PM HazelMcCallister
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** "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." The bouncy, highly danceable middle section's lyrics describe how two of the narrator's high school classmates got married, ran short on money, had a tearful falling out and got divorced.
** "Big Shot," about waking up hungover and realizing you made a total ass of yourself last night.
** "We Didn't Start the Fire" rattles off a number of very dark events amid its fast-paced lyrics, most memorably:
--->''JFK, blown away\\
What else do I have to say?''
** "Angry Young Man," about a frustrated political radical who'll "go to the grave as an angry old man."
29th Dec '17 10:43:12 AM nombretomado
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* An accidental (and possibly apocryphal) example involving ElvisPresley's "Hound Dog." The scores delivered to the musicians of the Ed Sullivan Show were instrumental, and somehow, the conductor thought the song was a romantic ballad. There wasn't enough time to correct the error, so Elvis performed it as a romantic ballad...sung to a stuffed basset hound.

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* An accidental (and possibly apocryphal) example involving ElvisPresley's Music/ElvisPresley's "Hound Dog." The scores delivered to the musicians of the Ed Sullivan Show were instrumental, and somehow, the conductor thought the song was a romantic ballad. There wasn't enough time to correct the error, so Elvis performed it as a romantic ballad...sung to a stuffed basset hound.
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