Need help making a mix (in Off-topic)

gooey muppet June 2 2005 2:13 PM EDT

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.

QBJohnnywas June 2 2005 2:14 PM EDT

what kind of music?

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 2 2005 2:21 PM EDT

Doug E Fresh - Spirit

maulaxe 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

QBJohnnywas 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...

gooey muppet June 2 2005 2:52 PM EDT

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
Misfits~crimson ghost
Black Sabbath~after forever
?~suicide is painless
A Perfect Circle~vanishing
They might be giants~dead
Radiohead~street spirit

Chargerz-Back June 2 2005 4:37 PM EDT

Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl?

{CB1}Lukeyman June 2 2005 5:17 PM EDT

..... The GhostBusters Theme!!!

What else?

[Redneck RV] Truc June 2 2005 5:52 PM EDT

Transformation, huh?

...turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really thinks so...

Mistress Reyna June 2 2005 5:54 PM EDT

disturbed down with the sickness :)

gooey muppet June 2 2005 6:02 PM EDT

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.

Maelstrom 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...

[Redneck RV] Truc June 2 2005 6:09 PM EDT

Google this: "Song That Teaches How Pollywogs Become Frogs""...LOL

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 2 2005 6:12 PM EDT

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"?

[Redneck RV] Truc June 2 2005 6:13 PM EDT

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.

Undertow 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.

Sukotto [lookingglas] June 2 2005 10:22 PM EDT

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)

Maelstrom 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:

====DEAD===== ====DIE====
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 ====GHOST====
Clint Mansell - Ghosts (Vocal Version)
gry with fm einheit and his orchestra - ghost
======DEATH======== 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 ====DYING====
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
Translated: Lou Reed - Make Up
  David Bowie - My Death Snog - Make The Little Flowers Grow
  Marc Almond - My Death George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
  Scott Walker - My Death The Doors - Break on Through
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven (Unplugged)
====CHANGE===== 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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