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While The Boys Next Door aren't well known, I've heard 'Shivers' played quite a lot. Maybe it's an Australian thing?
Anyone else heard this from somewhere?
@Dark: I guess it must be. While I can see them being edgy and dark circa 1979, I had to restrain gales of laughter at the lyrics. The recent inundation of emo bullshit must have ruined me on proper gothic wordplay.
I don't think it was the era that had anything to do with it, so much as that most lyricists start out bad - 'Frankie Teardrop' was a 1978 release and still raises the hackles.
Actually, I've found that the most gothic lyrics usually occur in other genres. Take 'Mausoleum' for example.
Of course, it's hard not to be morbid when you're writing about the remnants of the Auschwitz camps.
It's easy to cross the line from gothically morbid and dramatic to outright cheese, and it's hard to see it when you're in the midst of the scene.
This came up on the old MP 3 player this afternoon:
It’s so ultry-sultry! Produced by Isaac Hayes, who I suspect is also responsible for those tasty Hammond organ licks throughout.
edited 11th Jun '11 1:30:38 AM by Bananaquit
NOW IS TIME ON SPROCKETS VHEN VE DAAAANCE!
There, fixed the bastard. A great little folk song.
edited 14th Jun '11 8:27:20 PM by drunkscriblerian
Speaking of turntables, I am actually trying to rip some of my records to my computer. It's a bit awkward when you have to make sure it won't skip a lot...
It’s even more awkward when one of the channels on your cartridge conks out.
Awesomeness, in mashup form. I damn near came in my rock-fan jeans...
This song has been stuck in my head, for some strange reason...
I’ve been seriously into Voyager’s entire Act of Love album of late. Especially album-opener “Sing Out (Love Is Easy)” which ought to have been a massive hit. Great instrumental intro, fantastic melody, delicious vocal harmonies.
Fucking EPIC. That's all there is to say.
Double post, because I can.
the most gothic moment ever recorded to film. That is all.
You may return to your cynicism.
Something the folks here may be interested in. MuMu Player is a website that's both a music player and a chatroom; folks who connect can upload music from their computer and then everyone listens to it at the same time.
We made a room for tropers: The Troper Turntable. So far it's mainly been regulars from our music subforum hanging out there, but anyone is welcome.
Gregory Alan Isakov: Like Damien Rice, but (mostly) American.
Can't post videos at the mo, but I recommend anyone who likes metal listen to Lure of the Land by Gwynbleidd. Fairly obscure band, but the nature-loving hippie message and the emotion of the instruments gets it my solid approval.
edited 24th Jan '12 2:37:36 PM by Exelixi
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