Need help making a mix (in Off-topic)
Hey all, i'm making a mix cd with a very specific theme. And of course i'm having trouble finding enough songs to fill it.
I'm going for a theme about transformation/ghosts. But frankly, right now i'll go for anything about ghost's im so desperate.
If anyone could help with any suggestions that would be great.
June 2 2005 2:14 PM EDT
what kind of music?
June 2 2005 2:25 PM EDT
do the songs have to have lyrics? i.e. can the song sound ghostish?
i might be able to find one, but don't know what kind of music youre looking for
June 2 2005 2:31 PM EDT
A few tunes - a lot of different styles here - and all should be quite easy to find... so long as you don't look for illegal downloads.....
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Changes - David Bowie
Ghosts - Japan
Haunted - The Pogues (from the 'sid and nancy' movie soundtrack)
But it does depend on what sort of music you're after...
yeah, type of music would help.
Im really looking for music with lyrics, ive been directed to a lot of atmospheric pieces that are great.....but they just dont fit.
To give you an idea I'll just put all the possible tracks that may or may not make the cut.
Tori Amos~happy phantom
Your Little Ponies~Booberry
Black Sabbath~after forever
?~suicide is painless
A Perfect Circle~vanishing
They might be giants~dead
Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl?
..... The GhostBusters Theme!!!
...turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really thinks so...
disturbed down with the sickness :)
Down with the sickness is about going insane, this would be a much easier project if it were about insanity. I'm looking for more of a dying/ghost type thingy.
June 2 2005 6:08 PM EDT
Note: "Suicide is painless", music is by Johnny Mandel, lyrics by Mike Altman.
There are lots of Joy Division songs about the dead, death, etc - notably "Dead Souls", which NIN covered for The Crow s/t.
I'll try to dig up some other songs later, when I'm at home...
Google this: "Song That Teaches How Pollywogs Become Frogs""...LOL
Okay, "haunted lives, ghosts of things dead and gone -- relationships, youth, etc." or "Wooo wooooo -- Scooby Doo style ghosts"?
That is, anything by Sarah McLachlan? Or The Misfits' "Monster Mash"?
Sorry for previous post pollution.
How about "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks?
Pretty much the quintessential song of death/dying back in the day.
June 2 2005 8:43 PM EDT
Hotel California yo.
And he means "about the transformation from living to dead, and life once you have left your body." So no Skooba Dew. ;)
Also, lot's of Zombie and Manson come close but don't quite cut it, IMHO. When I recommended Suicide is Painless, I meant to Manson cover.
Hmm... tough. Here are some in the order I think of them
The original Transformers theme song
Loreena McKennitt "Bonny Swans" (Ghost of a girl tells her story)
Sting "Dance Alone" (Dancing with ghosts)
Sting "Ghost Story" (I can't remember if that one has lyrics).
Barenaked Ladies "The Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel"
Eric Clapton "Tears in Heaven" (Singing to his son's spirit)
Tragically Hip "38 Years Old" (Ghost of an old crime)
Peter Gabrial "Kiss the Frog" (Inspired from the traditional transformation story)
June 2 2005 10:35 PM EDT
You had trouble finding songs of those themes? I found it almost too easy: some simple keyword searches and I got all the following:
|Bjork - play dead
||Cat Stevens - But I Might Die Tonight
|einsturzende neubauten - dead friends (around the corner)
||Gary Numan - I Die, You Die
|Emiliana Torrini - Dead Things
||icon of coil - you just died
|Funker Vogt - Voices of the Dead
||Pulcher Femina - scream and die
|Joy Division - Dead souls
||Slayer & Atari Teenage Riot - No Remorse (I Wanna Die)
|Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls
||Tricky - makes me wanna die
|Sopor Aeternus - dead souls
|Stabbing Westward - When I'm Dead
|Theatre Of Tragedy - A Rose For The Dead
||Clint Mansell - Ghosts (Vocal Version)
||gry with fm einheit and his orchestra - ghost
||Nightwish - Ghost Love Score
|Aesma Daeva - O Death (Rock Me Asleep)
||Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost in You
|Bob Dylan - Death Is Not The End.
||Skinny Puppy - Ghostman
|coil - ostia (the death of pasolini)
||The Changelings - My Shadow, Your Ghost
|Die Form - Automatic Death
|dimmu borgir - in deaths embrace
|Metallica - Creeping Death
|Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Death Is Not The End
||Blutengel - I'm Dying Alone
|Suicide Commando - Cause of death; Suicide
||George Harrison - Art Of Dying
|Suicide Commando - Face of death
||Martin L. Gore - In My Time Of Dying
|The Clash - Death or Glory
|The White Stripes - Death Letter
|Jacques Brel - La Mort (French)
||Marc Almond - The House is Haunted
||Lou Reed - Make Up
| David Bowie -
||Snog - Make The Little Flowers Grow
| Marc Almond -
||George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
| Scott Walker -
||The Doors - Break on Through
||Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
||Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven (Unplugged)
||live - lightning crashes
|Cat Stevens - Changes IV
||Morrissey - Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
|John Hammond - I Know I've Been Changed
||Tori Amos - Marianne
|The Legendary Pink Dots - The More It Changes
||The Legendary Pink Dots - just a lifetime
|tricky - make a change
||Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Where The Wild Roses Grow
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