Follow TV Tropes

Following

History YMMV / LeonardCohen

Go To



* EarWorm: ''Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-jah~"
** "This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz…"
** "Everybody ''knows''..."
*** From the same album, the opener "First We Take Manhattan". [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A Listen at your own risk.]]
** "Hineni, hineni..."



* SignatureSong: "Suzanne" or "Bird on the Wire" early in his career, "Hallelujah" since TheNineties.

to:

* %%* SignatureSong: "Suzanne" or "Bird on the Wire" early in his career, "Hallelujah" since TheNineties.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: During a concert in 1985, Cohen reminisced about collaborating with influential producer Music/PhilSpector (for Cohen's album ''Death of a Ladies' Man''), as well as their shared interest in firearms: "[He was a] delightful chap. You really get to know him, you really did get to know him. And I had a Walther PPK. He had a just an ordinary .45." In 2009, Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson with a handgun, after what was apparently a long history of abusive behavior and threatening people (including, as it turns out, Cohen himself) with weapons.

to:

* FunnyAneurysmMoment: HarsherInHindsight: During a concert in 1985, Cohen reminisced about collaborating with influential producer Music/PhilSpector (for Cohen's album ''Death of a Ladies' Man''), as well as their shared interest in firearms: "[He was a] delightful chap. You really get to know him, you really did get to know him. And I had a Walther PPK. He had a just an ordinary .45." In 2009, Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson with a handgun, after what was apparently a long history of abusive behavior and threatening people (including, as it turns out, Cohen himself) with weapons.


* NarmCharm: The extensive use of [[TheEighties '80s]] synth and drum machine on ''I'm Your Man'' can be... a lot to take in, with "Jazz Police" being probably the most egregious example. It's a great album all the same.

to:

* NarmCharm: The extensive use of [[TheEighties '80s]] synth and drum machine on ''I'm Your Man'' can be... a lot to take in, with "Jazz Police" being probably the most egregious example. It's a great album all the same. His later live performances tended to dial it back.

Added DiffLines:

** "Chelsea Hotel No. 2" (from ''Music/NewSkinForTheOldCeremony'') has been treated to a handful of high-profile cover versions as well.

Added DiffLines:

* FunnyAneurysmMoment: During a concert in 1985, Cohen reminisced about collaborating with influential producer Music/PhilSpector (for Cohen's album ''Death of a Ladies' Man''), as well as their shared interest in firearms: "[He was a] delightful chap. You really get to know him, you really did get to know him. And I had a Walther PPK. He had a just an ordinary .45." In 2009, Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson with a handgun, after what was apparently a long history of abusive behavior and threatening people (including, as it turns out, Cohen himself) with weapons.

Added DiffLines:

* NarmCharm: The extensive use of [[TheEighties '80s]] synth and drum machine on ''I'm Your Man'' can be... a lot to take in, with "Jazz Police" being probably the most egregious example. It's a great album all the same.

Added DiffLines:

* SignatureSong: "Suzanne" or "Bird on the Wire" early in his career, "Hallelujah" since TheNineties.

Added DiffLines:

** "Hineni, hineni..."

Added DiffLines:

** "The Partisan" was originally [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Complainte_du_Partisan written in 1943]] by two exiled French Resistance members, but his version is the best-known one.


* MagnumOpus: Usually ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate'' or ''I'm Your Man'', depending on who you ask.


*** From the same album, the opener "First We Take Manhattan". [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A Listen at your own risk.

to:

*** From the same album, the opener "First We Take Manhattan". [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A Listen at your own risk.]]

Added DiffLines:

*** From the same album, the opener "First We Take Manhattan". [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A Listen at your own risk.


* NightmareFuel: Cohen actually managed to make folk music disturbing on ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate''. The suicidal self-loating lyrics from ''Dress Rehearsal Rag'' are horrifying when combined with the stressful, endlessly repeating melody (the only "breaks" are the chorus). And then we have the darkly comical ''Diamonds in the Mine'' where the vocals get increasingly unhinged as the song progresses, and by the end it's pretty much angry screaming. Both are listed under SanitySlippageSong on the main page for good reason.

to:

* NightmareFuel: Cohen actually managed to make folk music disturbing on ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate''. The suicidal self-loating self-loathing lyrics from ''Dress Rehearsal Rag'' are horrifying when combined together with the stressful, endlessly repeating melody (the only "breaks" are the chorus).chorus). Even worse - [[CreatorBreakdown Cohen was feeling like that at the time]]. And then we have the darkly comical ''Diamonds in the Mine'' where the vocals get increasingly unhinged as the song progresses, and by the end it's pretty much angry screaming. Both are listed under SanitySlippageSong on the main page for good reason.


* MagnumOpus: ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate''.

to:

* MagnumOpus: ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate''.Usually ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate'' or ''I'm Your Man'', depending on who you ask.


* NightmareFuel: Cohen actually managed to make folk music disturbing on ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate''. The suicidal self-loating lyrics from ''Dress Rehearsal Rag'' are horrifying when combined with the stressful, endlessly repeating melody (the only "breaks" are the chorus). And then we have the darkly comical ''Diamonds in the Mine'' where the vocals get increasingly unhinged as the song progresses. Both are listed under SanitySlippageSong on the main page for good reason.

to:

* NightmareFuel: Cohen actually managed to make folk music disturbing on ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate''. The suicidal self-loating lyrics from ''Dress Rehearsal Rag'' are horrifying when combined with the stressful, endlessly repeating melody (the only "breaks" are the chorus). And then we have the darkly comical ''Diamonds in the Mine'' where the vocals get increasingly unhinged as the song progresses.progresses, and by the end it's pretty much angry screaming. Both are listed under SanitySlippageSong on the main page for good reason.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 24

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report