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YIKES!

Two weeks ago, with a Golden Discs voucher worth 25 euros on offer, we asked you to name a song that gives you the chills.

You answered in your spooked out dozens.

But there could be only one scary winner.

In reverse order then…

Pink Floyd – Echoes

Boj writes:

While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by Pink Floyd – Echoes because the sections of the song have a building level of menace. Earphones, dark room, *optional* mind-altering substance of choice and Echoes….ah thank you! My hipster buds tell me it would completely blow my mind on vinyl but I think I’ll be grand with me Discman (if I stay very still).

Ludo – ‘Love Me Dead

Elizabeth writes:

Starts out sounding like a kid’s nursery rhyme sung by a fresh faced nice looking young man and goes via screaming guitars to a very dark place lyrically. Who could not failed to be charmed with these lines?

You suck so passionately
You’re a parasitic, psycho, filthy creature
Finger-bangin’ my heart
You call me up drunk
Does the fun ever start?
You’re hideous and sexy!

The video is probably NSFW (enjoy!)

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead

Otis Blue writes:

While not exactly scary, I’m always creeped out in a good way by the Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus because a ludicrously overblown goth standard never gets old. Even if I have.

 

Dead Can Dance – The Host of Seraphim

Walter Ego writes:

While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by The Host Of Seraphim, From Dead Can Dance because Lisa Gerrard’s ethereal voice just haunts and sends shivers down the very pit of your soul. ’

Winner

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

Gorugeen writes:

While not exactly scary,I am always creeped out in a good way by Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath because the storm and tolling bell intro followed by [Tony] Iommi’s pure metal riff pull the listener into the dark gloom. Ozzy then lays on a thick layer of dread with his almost dreamy lyrics. The figure in black is now pointing at the listener.

Ozzy beseeches “Oh God no” and we’re right there with him in the dread. Now we start to run, Butler, Ward and Iommi erupt a rollicking dirge. We truly get our mosh on. It’s got it all. Horror, tension, dread, gloom and volcanic riffs. Creepy but sort of scary and loads of fun…

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Previously: I Got Chills

Every week, we give away a Golden Discs voucher currently trading at 25 Euros on the open market.

All we ask from you is to select a tune we can play next week

This week’s theme: Spooked

To celebrate the Halloween season what song haunts your dreams and sends shivers down your spine in a markedly spooky, but not altogether unpleasant, manner?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by__________________because___________’

Lines MUST close at 6.15pm extended until MIDNIGHT Saturday!

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Late last month, with a TWENTY FIVE EURO voucher for Golden Discs on offer we asked you to choose a favourite Autumnal track.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

in reverse order then…

Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn

David T writes:

I find my my autumn mood usually lifts on hearing Justin Hayward’s “Forever Autumn” because I love its eerie, crepescular quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-SVPJM4L4

Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra – Some Velvet Morning

Otis Blue writes:

I find my autumn mood lifts on hearing Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra singing Some Velvet Morning…

Aphrodite’s Child – Spring Summer Winter and Fall

Gorev Mahagut writes:

 I find my autumn mood lifts on hearing Aphrodite’s Child singing “Spring Summer Winter and Fall”, whose lyrics demonstrate some confusion about what order the seasons go in.

The Band – King Harvest

Yep writes:

I find my My Autumn mood usually lifts on hearing King Harvest by the band.

I can clearly remember being handed that album going back to school, staring at the cover of ’em all wrapped up looking soaked and cold, then spending the next few months buying and listening to everything I could.

Trying to explain how cool the song structure of King Harvest was at a Halloween party was a downside. Especially considering my analysis was ” but it’s kinda backwards kinda in a way”.

Van Morrison – Evening Meditation

Specific Gravity writes:

I find my autumn mood usually lifts on hearing Van Morrison’s Evening Meditation, from his Sense of Wonder album.

Something in it always brings to mind relaxing by a turf fire with a tipple after a day traipsing over crackling leaves with a refreshing bite in the air.

Of course, Van was no doubt meditating over far more exotic escapades when he wrote it…but it’s Autumn to me.

Winner

Van Morrison – Purple Heather

Nevan writes:

Van’s Purple Heather is so autumnal it’s like “a horn-shaped basket jammed it with an insanely ornate assortment of shellacked vegetables”. And it comes right after a song called “Autumn Song”. And it starts with the line “Well the summertime has gone and the leaves are gently turning”. It’s decorative gourd season!

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Previously: Yes, Yes, Yes, It’s Your Autumn Almanac

Last Friday, with a Golden Discs voucher worth Twenty Five Euros on offer, we asked you to choose one track from any of the artists playing at Electric Picnic 2017 that might tempt you to actually go to Stradbally.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order so…

Michael Moore writes:

‘I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hea Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics performed by the Heritage orchestra conducted by Jules Buckler playing Right Here, Right Now….

Dylad writes:

I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Michael Kiwanuka playing Cold Little Heart.

Hicksonian writes::

“I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Perfume Genius playing Queen. Wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wohhhhhh. Repeat x 8 and good night.”

Fairy Queen writes:

“I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Duran Duran play Rio – that sax solo, that baseline. Totally reminds me of the hot summer of ’83 and the pfst pfst of our new Sodastream…”

Pooter writes:

‘I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear The Pretenders playing Brass in Pocket because i’m old school and I’m also old enough to remember when I used to work in a factory called Walthams in Sallynoggin [County Dublin] they made stereo systems, and I used to tune in the radios on the production line, whenever Brass in Pocket came on the radio, the line would slow down for a few minutes….

Winner

Jibjob writes:

“I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Chaka Khan playing ‘Ain’t Nobody’, as my wife and I started dating to that song on the radio and we have now been married for over 25 years. I am an old softy (as well as simply old).”

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Last week: Shut Up And Play The Hits

Update: Could winner ‘Jibjob’ contact us at broadsheet@broadsheet.ie? Emails to the address given were sent back undelivered.

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE Euros to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play next week (unspecified time).

This week’s theme: Electric Picnic 2017.

What song from ANY of the acts performing this weekend accesses all your areas.

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear_______________playing_______________[name of song]’

Lines MUST close at 615pm MIDNIGHT EXTENDED until Midnight Sunday.

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Last month, we offered a Golden Discs voucher for the  best U2 moment you considered their most underrated.

And promptly forgot to choose a winner.

Sorry.

You had entered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order so…

U2 – October (Live)

Toni the Exotic Dancer writes::

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during the opening piano to “October” live at Red Rocks.

Ivan writes:

‘Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during that bit in Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses – it’s at 2:06. “Baby can we still be friends?”‘

Sometimes it’s about the bits where there’s nothing.

In other news, weren’t ‘Single versions’ that differed completely from the album version utterly fab sometimes?

Bono – boozing

Scottser writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during Self Aid…. The unforgettable cider…

Winner!

U2 – Numb

Odockatee writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during Numb. The moment I heard that ripping guitar sound from one of the masters of guitar tech, The Edge, I was hooked.

Edge’s talkey whispery vocal, the random lyrics, the iconic video, Bono’s falsetto – it had it all.

Made me buy the album as an 11 year old which was a big outlay back then. Led me to Stay (faraway,so close) – my favourite U2 song.

And to top it all when they put it on the greatest hits they updated it to, in my opinion, an awful butchered version of it. Typical of them being perfectionists they felt rushed to release it when it was already brilliant.

The Edge – stage fall

Gorev Mahagut writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came when the guitary fella fell off the stage in Canada.

U2 – Please (Live)

Liam Deliverance writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during the Popmart Tour in Helsinki in 1997 and the song Please. This song is hardly one of their finest tracks but performed here, live, it is imbued with a power and resonance that is characteristic of the bands live performances.

Never understood the begrudgery myself, here is a wholly Irish band that is one of the world’s biggest acts, they have been going strong for 40 years, a rarity these days, producing an impressive back catalogue as they go and nearly all Irish people have a U2 moment of some kind, be it witnessing a live show or hearing “One” in the car just after you have broken up with your significant other.

Same with Bono, solid performer and song writer who uses his wealth and influence to try and bring about social change here and abroad for those that need help when he could have quite easily sat back and enjoyed and flaunted his great wealth, instead going against the grain of your average pop star. We should be nothing but proud. I am anyway.

Fight!

Thanks all

Golden Discs

Previously: Luck In A Moment

Last week, to celebrate Broadsheet’s seventh birthday, we asked you to dedicate a song to a person involved with the site in any capacity.

A winning prize of a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE euros acted as an incentive.

You answered in you tens .

But there could be only one winner.

In no particular order then…

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

For the birthday that’s in it, please play this for everyone because let’s face it, we’re a dysfunctional family…

Patti Labelle – Lady Marmalade

Mildred St Meadowlark writes:

For the birthday that’s in it, please play this for Bertie, my longtime broadsheet husband.

James Brown; The Payback

Joe writes:

‘For the birthday that’s in it, please play Mind Power for Broadsheet’s Board of Directors and the many shareholders on the internet because every minute spent swirling down this giant web of rabbit holes gives you ten times more as a payback for your time invested in the best media and open forum discussion platform and source of news in Ireland’

 

REM – It’s The End Of The World

Odaockatee writes:

I’d like to dedicate this to everyone, Broadsheety, trolly, humany, internetty, really…

Winner

The Fall – Hip Preist

Badatmemes writes:

 For the birthday that’s in it, please playHip Priest by The Fall for sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq because he is not feeling appreciated.

Thanks all.

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Last week: Go Shorty, It;s Your Voucher

 

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Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE big ones to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play at an unspecified time NEXT WEEK.

This week’s theme: A song for YOU.

To celebrate our seventh birthday, what tune would you dedicate to a specific ‘ sheet commenter writer, columnist, cartoonist, troll or even admin person you feel is deserving of  the honour?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘For the birthday that’s in it, please play_______________for_________________because_____________’

Lines MUST close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT Sunday!

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If you can’t beat them.

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth twenty five big ones to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask is a tune we can play at an unspecified time next week

This week’s theme: Unknown U2

To mark U2’s appearance at Croke Park on Saturday what song from the controversial Holland-based four piece lifted them into a different league yet does not get enough attention?

To enter, complete this sentence.

‘Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during_____________________ ‘

Lines MUST close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT

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Further to last night’s plea.

SARAH MURPHY made contact earlier today!

And kindly agreed to select the ‘Music on Yokes’ Golden Discs competition winner.

SARAH writes:

THE WINNER FOR ME WOULD HAVE TO BE THE CHOICE OF “whatevers”, Nathan Fake’s “The Sky Was Pink – James Holden (top) Remix” (above).

IT’S A SKYSCRAPING TRACK AND NOTHING CAPTURES THE EARLY MORNING RAVE QUITE LIKE THIS GLITCHY MASTERPIECE THAT BUBBLES AND BUILDS TO A SOUL-SEARING CRESCENDO.

AND WITH A TITLE LIKE THAT HOW CAN YOU NOT THINK OF THE STRANGE COLOURS OF THE DUBLIN SKY AT 5AM WHILE YOU’RE WALKING HOME AND TRYING TO APPEAR NORMAL?

ALWAYS LEAVES ME WANTING MORE. JAMES HOLDEN’S “BLACKPOOL LATE EIGHTIES IS THE ONLY TRACK THAT APPROACHES THIS MASTERPIECE.

FYI MY OWN PERSONAL FAVOURITE WOULD BE …

….”SPAYCE” BY ANDHIM (above), FRENCH TECHNO-HOUSE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. i EXPERIENCED SYNAESTHESIA FOR THE FIRST TIME LISTENING TO THIS SONG ON A SUNDAY ON THE TRAILING END OF AN ACID TRIP IN THE RED COW HOTEL, RECOVERING AFTER A SESH IN THAT RANK WAREHOUSE IN BLUEBELLS – SO THAT’S MORE OF A PERSONAL PREFERENCE.

‘Whatevers’ wins a Twenty Five EURO voucher to spend at Golden Discs.

Thanks all

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