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
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
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. ’
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
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…
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.
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
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.
Van Morrison – Purple Heather
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!
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….
I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Michael Kiwanuka playing Cold Little Heart.
“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…”
‘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….
“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).”