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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 11:18:20 AM PDT
Amy says:
Martina McBride's "Concrete Angel". I thought I liked the song just fine, then I found out what it was about.
The music itself isn't creepy, but the lyrics are for sure. Its about child abuse-how a little girl was beaten to death by her mother. It's even worse with the music video.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 11:57:43 AM PDT
Nightmare by Artie Shaw.
There is a whole discussion group on XM's site about this song waking people up from their sleep and actually giving them nightmares.

Also I find most of Philip Glass's "Einstein on the Beach" to be very creepy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 12:04:38 PM PDT
The most creepy Beatle song, because it actually made it to vinyl, was Mr. Moonlight.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 12:06:36 PM PDT
...and don't forget "Johhny Carson" from that Beach Boy album.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 12:08:27 PM PDT
YOu obviously mean creepy in a good sense...we need more rock songs about something other than love or love gone wrong. spinal meningitis is as good a place to start as any :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 12:18:09 PM PDT
Music Fan says:
Sheila,
if you thought that video was creepy
check out the video for Renaldo and the Loaf's "Songs For Swinging Larvae"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 12:22:06 PM PDT
Music Fan says:
"Arctic Hysteria" by THe Residents
"Echoes" by Pink Floyd
"Melvyn's Repose" by Renaldo & The Loaf
"22 Going On 23" by Butthole Surfers
"Hetero Skeleton" by Butthole Surfers
"Hay" by Butthole Surfers
the entire Locust Abortion Technican album by the Butthole Surfers

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2007 12:26:01 PM PDT
the creepiest song i have ever heard was "persuasion" by throbbing gristle. the combination of the ticking clock, the repeated, sneering "persuasion" line, the things he is saying, and the sounds of a woman struggling add up to one creepy track.

time

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 5:04:28 AM PDT
jblyn says:
"Poptones" by Public Image Limited. It's got possibly the most hair-raising vocal John Lydon ever recorded, wafting on top and underneath and inbetween this repetative chord progression from Jah Wobble on bass and Keith Levene on guitar. The lyrics, I'm guessing, are about a rape/murder in a woods somewhere, and hearing the whole thing the first time really creeped me out. Still does.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 5:30:38 AM PDT
shiraz says:
any song by "Portishead"
another one is...i don't quite remember the name but it went "once, there was this kid who got into an accident"...then the guy hums in a creepy-happy kind of way. if anyone knows that song please tell me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 6:19:39 AM PDT
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lobo65 says:
Anything that little troll Lukas Rossi (from Rockstar Supernova) sings, and "The Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden (intro).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 6:31:20 AM PDT
T. Goodnight says:
For some reason Knights in White Satin always creeped me out

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 7:43:18 AM PDT
ImEzekiel65 says:
I guess you can add "Kim The Waitress" by Material Issue to the list. Another song about cannibalism. You can see the video on YouTube.
Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Hv_HwyFlc&mode=related&search=

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 9:25:41 AM PDT
Walter Five says:
Hellspawn? On Echoes? Oh! That's not Hellspawn! That's Whales! There was a Surfing Movie in the mid-70's if I recall correctly, that used this tune, and the underwater footage made me realize they were imitating the song of the humpbacked whale. The opening verse is a dead giveaway:Overhead the Albatross lies motionless upon the breeze, And deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves, The echo of a distant tide Comes willowing across the sand, And everything is green and submarine, And no one showed us to the land, And no one knows the wheres or whys, But something stirs and Something tries, And starts to climb towards the light...

Disturbing songs... someone's already mentioned Alice Cooper's Dead Babies, I thought "I Love The Dead" deserved mention.

Jaques Brel's "Au Suivant" a lovely tango about catching syphillis from a girl in a travelling French Army Bordello in WWI was always pretty creepy, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band did an English language cover called "Next!" that captured the spirit, if it was a little free with the translation, that came from the Broadway musical based upon Brel's music.

Nina Hagen's entire LP "Nunsexmonkrock" is nightmarishly hallucinogenic, you swear it's recorded by the girl possessed in "The Exorcist"...

And the *creepy* song by the 13th Floor Elevators was "Slip Inside This House."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 9:26:43 AM PDT
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Donald Waits says:
Anything from Rod Stewart's "Songbook" CD's. k. d. lang sometimes.
Norah Jones? Some. I do an imitation of Bob Dylan singing "I've Got
You Under My Skin" that creeps out the audience (big laughs, though).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 10:22:21 AM PDT
Donald Waits says:
Jeffery,
I may be wrong (unlike SOME people), but I seem to remember R. Crumb
doing "The Spinal Meningitis Rag". Or maybe "Polka". Wait, it was a blues
song. "Woke up this mornin' had spinal meningitis and ma baby done left
me......"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 10:34:10 AM PDT
lobo65 says:
Even though I don't listen to them, I would add anything by Cannibal Corpse.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 10:47:22 AM PDT
the song you are thinking of is "mmm mmm mmm mmm" by the crash test dummies, and yes, it is rather creepy, especially for a top ten song.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 11:09:05 AM PDT
OnTheCouch says:
Rick Springfield's "Taxi Dancing". Not sure why, but every time it comes on the radio, I have a panic attack. Thankfully, it's rarely played any moe.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 11:35:06 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 11:57:23 AM PDT
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Dansa says:
There are scarier and more terrifying songs, but I find these to be more in the creepy vibe as in having very spooky undertones but not necessarily scaring the hell out of you.

Robert Johnson-Crossroads, Hellhounds on my Trail
Chet Baker-The Thrill Is Gone, My Funny Valentine
Tim Buckley-Lorca
Jeff Buckley-Dream Brother
Can-Mushroomhead
Elvis-Always on My Mind, Blue Moon
Cure-Lullaby
Do As Infinity-Raven
Opeth-Windowpane
Nick Drake-Black Eye Dog, Pink Moon
Johnny Cash-Dahlia
Rolling Stones-Sister Morphine
The Beatles-Strawberry Fields, Long, Long, Long.
Poe-Haunted, Hello
Toby Driver-Eptaceros
Nick Cave/PJ Harvey-Henry Lee
Beethoven-Moonlight Sontana

Though these borderline more on terrifying:
Diamanda Galas-Dancing in the Dark
Swans-Was He Ever Alive?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 12:07:28 PM PDT
J. R. Uder says:
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
"Death Is Not The End"

"When you're sad and when you're lonely
And you haven't got a friend
Just remember that death is not the end" ...

The whole song is like that. Talks about how terrible a person might feel, then reminds them that it can go on in the afterlife. Maybe not so much "creepy" as "depressing". The music is almost folksy, and the vocals are earnest, especially PJ Harvey. Nick Cave is just famous for being creepy.

And
FAITHLESS
"Addictive"

"I have a demon for a wife
He delights in your pretty face and he hates my life
Takes notes on how to provoke past grief
Makes my teeth decay with the last of my self belief..."

That one is on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.

And lastly -- The Decemberists have beautifully creepy sound. "Crane Wife III" is like a depressing power ballad. Sweet.

Jamie

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 5:14:12 PM PDT
J. Byers says:
Space Oddity by David Bowie.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 5:15:56 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 5:26:11 PM PDT
Kurt Harding says:
J R Uder:

Nick Cave was just covering Dylan's Death Is Not The End. I agree that he writes lots of great and creepy songs but I think he does it for effect.

There are some pretty "creepy" songs on Blackfield's two albums. Check out "Cloudy Now".
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