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Postby IndigoRock2001 » 20 Jul 2018 20:23

What's the creepiest (for whatever reason) legitimate (not a halloween album) music in your collection.
My initial impulse is to say; Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom.
P.S. Does anyone know if the story about him being in a car crash, and then making this album when he came out of a coma, true? I heard another variant where he came out of a coma to find he was a paraplegic, then made the album. True or not gives you an idea about peoples impressions on the album, especially side 2 with 'Alifeb' which seems to start with the sound of a mechanical breathing machine.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby Bufo Bill » 20 Jul 2018 21:00

I believe technically both those stories are true. He was in a car accident which left him paraplegic.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby The Blue Panther » 20 Jul 2018 21:03

King Crimson's album 'In the Wake of Poseidon' has a track called 'The Devil's Triangle. It sounds very creepy, the melotron sound particularly.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby citizenarcane » 20 Jul 2018 21:08

Anything from the horror movie soundtrack Italian band Goblin fits the bill; especially the soundtracks to 'Suspiria', 'Zombi' and 'Profondo Rosso'. Those of my age will remember 'DOA'...that one blew me away the first few times I heard it. I can't listen to the first minute of 'Tubular Bells' without equating it to 'The Exorcist.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby Veggie Boy » 20 Jul 2018 21:35

Exuma

Voo-Doo Folk from the early seventies
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby jc_the_trucker » 20 Jul 2018 22:11

Careful with that axe Eugene.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby MonkeyBoy » 20 Jul 2018 22:56

Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. I first heard this in a slasher flick and it has stayed with me as being the ultimate Halloween music. It has to be played with the right spirit though.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby Tankist42 » 20 Jul 2018 23:10

I must have a pretty tame collection because the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Alice Cooper "Welcome To My Nightmare".
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby jc_the_trucker » 20 Jul 2018 23:13

Could also add anything by Canibal Corpse. Not that I’m a fan.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby IndigoRock2001 » 21 Jul 2018 01:17

MonkeyBoy wrote:Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. I first heard this in a slasher flick and it has stayed with me as being the ultimate Halloween music. It has to be played with the right spirit though.


Just an aside:
When I first arrived to live in Paris I was walking around the place and happened to find the huge door of the Notre Dam cathedral open and I crept into the darkness. At the very moment that I set foot into the place the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor started blasting from the organ! Quell shock!!
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby JoeE SP9 » 21 Jul 2018 01:48

Songs Of The Humpback Whale. Every time I play it the hair on my arms stands up and I get shivers down my spine.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby Per-Mikael » 21 Jul 2018 09:17

JoeE SP9 wrote:Songs Of The Humpback Whale. Every time I play it the hair on my arms stands up and I get shivers down my spine.
Eerie and beautiful.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby Japi Roelofs » 21 Jul 2018 11:53

When I was going through my grandfather's vinyl collection (mostly classical stuff) I found some albums by the Polish composer Penderecki. I was intrigued by the album covers and the titles (The Devils of Loudun, Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima) so I gave them a listen. That is some really creepy stuff. Creepy, as in it creeps under your skin and gives you an uneasy feeling.
Later on I found out his music was used in movies and TV-series, f.i. The Exorcist, The Shining and Twin Peaks.

Oh and I agree with Veggie Boy on Exuma. When I was a teenager, one night I smoked a bit too much of the green stuff when Exuma's first album was being played at a friend's house. It gave me a very, very bad trip.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby Slavikcc » 21 Jul 2018 12:39

Stalaggh. The band recorded inhuman screams from actual mental patients.
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Re: Creepiest legitimate music

Postby noisefreq » 21 Jul 2018 14:47

I'll put a speaker in the window on Halloween and play some good ol' Wolf Eyes for the trick-o-treaters.
"Human Animal" is especially affecting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfmh-Tc0l14
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