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rubberdingyrapids
15-03-2012, 02:18 PM
what are some good songs about death? theres the smiths' i know its over and a million hip hop songs dedicated to dead dudes and a million non specific sad sounding songs (i keep wanting to hear john cales dying on the vine - arcade fire must have heard this a million times right? not that i even like anything except neon bible from them anyway) but i might need to work on my playlist for this (to listen to when im happy of course).

recommendations?

edit - this version is amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeFYJdW3xDg&feature=related

hint
15-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Sunday & Sister Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ni9q3D6bCE

hint
15-03-2012, 04:21 PM
Someone Great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOHLeXxfNu0

bassbeyondreason
16-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Untold amounts of incredible blues songs, e.g.:

Charlie Patton - Prayer of Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWJeL3PHi0U)
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAKfy2W70Qg)
Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave is Kept Clean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S8Rjwwo2g4)
Blind Wille Johnson - Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3hhjAo3Fj4&ob=av2n)

DonRuba
22-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Allen Ginsberg - Father Death Blues
which I think I read that he wrote on a plane traveling home to his father's funeral.

This version is the one I like best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6ef3nE-E4

IdleRich
23-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Joe Meek's Johnny Remember Me is perhaps the epitome of a strangely popular sixties teen genre known as death songs in which at least one of a pair of young lovers would perish. Often, as here, the ghost of the loved one returns to haunt the one who survived.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4JXwd7XMo

Leader of the Pack is a death song although a lot of people don't realise that he dies in a motorbike accident at the end.

I'm liking this a lot at the moment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwR1n0p1V7U

Also this hence the thread I just started though maybe it's about the sick glamour of a suicide pact rather than death as such


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bag1gUxuU0g&ob=av2n

CrowleyHead
05-04-2012, 03:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEcv1q0gyMQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfvFa8KexRw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVfeLavkFso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWjB1X-cqsM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3QrhPwvg2c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2270AXjO8eU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRA3VgO3Vz0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_wrU-RGXfo

Kind of bored.

Wavriel
10-04-2012, 03:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNAJfjQum4

mistersloane
10-04-2012, 11:33 AM
That Townes Van Sant track is one of my favourite ever

Swans : God Damn The Sun

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