How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 pipTalk Lounge
 another poll, fav. misery song/album.   [ Page: 1  2  ]
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Ron   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

another poll, fav. misery song/album.

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


0 posted 09-21-2002 11:41 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

With all the favourite polls over the past few days,
I thought I might as well join in the discussion.

I have this strange habit when I am depressed
of listening to the most depressing music I can find
I am wondering if anyone out there does this and if so what is their depressing favourite album or song.


I have to go for the classic. Joy Division
(as a friend of mine says the hints in the name)
and their album "closer".  

The music sounds similar to the Cure's darker moments compressed in a claustraphobic and icy production.
Its a haunting landscape to slip into. The last four songs, especially the song "the eternal" never fail to send shivers down my spine.

"My view stretches out from the fence to the wall
No words could explain, no actions determine
Just watching the trees and the leaves as they fall"
(ian Curtis)

Somehow, it can be a strangely therapeutic listen.

For my less serious misery moments Nick cave or leonard cohen will do.



Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
L cohen

[This message has been edited by brian madden (09-21-2002 03:20 PM).]

Miah
Senior Member
since 08-26-2002
Posts 1092
Pennsylvania


1 posted 09-21-2002 03:51 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

I know there are a lot of songs out there that I listen to, but right now I can't think of them.  The only one I can think of right now is Nickle Creek The Lighthouse tale.  When I feel sad and in a mushy mood I put that song on and tears just run down my cheeks.  Or Aerosmith Janie's got a Gun.

Anyway, more later when my brain isn't so fried.




love them smilies..  
http://spider.zaireweb.com/graphics.php

[This message has been edited by Miah (09-21-2002 08:50 PM).]

anonymousfemale
Member Ascendant
since 02-02-2000
Posts 6304
Limbo


2 posted 09-22-2002 12:36 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

Oooo I love depressing music. Happy crap certainly does nothing but make my mood worse.

Lets see. "Hurt" - NIN, "Angel" - Sarah Mclachlan, "Never is a promise" - Fiona Apple, "Coma white" "Count to six and die" "Coma Black" "Lamb of God" - Manson.

There are so many more but I can't be bothered typing them all. Just know that my CD collection is comprised mainly of depressing music.

"No wonder I do not make people comfortable. I am a mirror. I have far too many things to say." - Mouthing the Words

serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


3 posted 09-22-2002 12:43 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

ah...mood music.

It very much depends on what it is I am miserable ABOUT.

And I'm so old? grinning...I fear my choices would bore you to tears.

But I will confide, that after the death of my father? There is one song, that I do, play over and over when that "missinghim" hurt is very bad.


By Ricki Lee Jones:


Company

I'll remember you too clearly
But I'll survive another day
Conversations to share
When there's no one there
I'll imagine what you'd say

I'll see you in another life now, baby
I'll free you in my dreams
But when I reach across the galaxy
I will miss your company

Company
I'll be looking for company
Look and listen
Through the years
Someday you may hear me
Still crying for company

So now you're going off to live your life
You say we'll meet each other now and then
But we'll never be the same
And I know I'll never have this chance again
No, not like you

So, I'll see you in another life now baby,
I'll free you in my dreams
But when I reach across the galaxy
I will miss your company

Company
I'll be looking for company
Look and listen
Through the years
Someday you may hear me
Still crying for company
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


4 posted 09-22-2002 02:34 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Hollow Hills by Bauhaus is pretty damn depressing.

Actually, a lot of the music I listen to is pretty depressing: Bauhaus, The Cure, Joy Division/New Order, Radiohead.

But it's not "boo hoo" sad. Just "acceptance" sad.

Then there's those songs that give me a pang of regret or general sadness, like Drive by the Cars, Topaz by the B-52s, Caroline No by the Beach Boys, Loomer by My Bloody Valentine, Tonight Tonight by the Smashing Pumpkins, Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family) by Type O Negative, I'll Fall With Your Knife by Peter Murphy, Pyramid Song/Fade Out [Street Spirit]/Exit Music For a Film by Radiohead, Vow and Special by Garbage ...

I will stop here.
brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


5 posted 09-22-2002 08:21 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Miah, don't know nickle creek? any relation to nickleback? lol

Anon, have some manson myself, sounds like your a fan of the new album. IT never grew on me. I used to listen Antichrist all the time, I kind of loss interest when Manson
canclled a gig that he was to play here because the company that were supposed to film the concert pulled out. Even if it wasn't been filmed he should have still performed.

Karen,
Ricki Lee Jones???? sounds like the love child of Jenny Jones and Ricki Lake. Never heard of him, I like the lyrics though.


Mike, I haven't heard that Bauhaus song.
New order aren't really depressing, are they? Bernard Sumner is no Ian Curtis.
Twenty Four Hours  Ian Curtis.

"Excessive flashpoints - beyond all reach
Solitary demands for all I'd like to keep
Let's take a ride out - see what we can find
A valueless collection of hopes and past desires"  


How about "How to completely disappear" by
Radiohead, that makes me want to bawl like a babe.

  

  

Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
L cohen

anya
Member
since 07-27-2002
Posts 397
london england


6 posted 09-22-2002 09:37 AM       View Profile for anya   Email anya   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anya

Actually Radiohead are probably the band I listen to most when I am a bit down and feel the need of some music to match my mood.

I saw that you were a Leonard Cohen fan. my dad is always playing his stuff, I describe it as 'music to top yourself to', it is so depressing!
brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


7 posted 09-22-2002 10:59 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

anya, whether you meant to or not. You just made me feel old. Leonard Cohen, can be quite uplifting. Take a listen to "So long Marianne" , "hey that's so way to say goodbye" or "Suzanne". They are pretty uplifting, well compared to some of his other songs. Dress rehersal rag or avalance, now they are depressing songs.


"Your pain is no credential here,
it's just the shadow, shadow of my wound."

Leonard Cohen  Avalanche


Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
L cohen

Miah
Senior Member
since 08-26-2002
Posts 1092
Pennsylvania


8 posted 09-22-2002 11:48 AM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

Brian,

Nope no relations to nickleback.  I thought the same thing the first time my friend told me about the song.  



serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


9 posted 09-22-2002 03:43 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'm just gonna *chuckle*...and shake my head....now where is my sweater and my rocking chair...heh heh...
brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


10 posted 09-22-2002 04:06 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Hi Karen, save me a chair and we can rock together.  lol

Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
L cohen

anya
Member
since 07-27-2002
Posts 397
london england


11 posted 09-22-2002 04:31 PM       View Profile for anya   Email anya   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anya

Yeah you can both sit there and rock in your chairs and listen to Leonard Cohen, hope all that chair rocking won't tire you out too much, the elderly should take things easy you know lol,

sorry if I made you feel old, I am made to feel old all the time and I am 17, everyone seems to be expecting me to act all grown-up now! Hell save me chair as well!

Anya
brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


12 posted 09-22-2002 05:08 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Anya, Of course I will save you a seat, but you'll have to listen to Leonard Cohen, and eat non fatting crackers and milk, and nap at 2pm 4 pm and be in bed by 9 pm.

"There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror" L. cohen

Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
L cohen

Tracey
Member Elite
since 08-29-2001
Posts 3003
where insanity meets breeding


13 posted 09-22-2002 06:35 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Ah, you’ve hit on a specialty of mine here. Putting on some old albums (yes, the real old vinyl stuff!! Lol) and feeling maudlin, just cause I feel like it!! Okay, a couple of my fav’s (and they change to suit the mood)

The Chameleons….a mix of tracks from a few albums….Silence Sea and Sky, Swamp Thing, Up the Down Escalator, P.S. Goodbye,  and Tears.
Psychadelic Furs….Heaven, Ghost in You, Sister Europe, President Gas, My Time
The Pogues….Lorelei, and Song of New York, I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Everday
Simple Minds…Life in a Day, Chelsea Girl, Waterfront, Changeling, Miracle, Someone Someday in Summertime,
Echo and the Bunneymen…The Cutter, Bring on the Dancing Horses,
Modern English….Ricochet Days
Ian Hunter….Standing in my Light (blew my speakers on this one!!)
Joe Jackson…Slow Song,  Breaking Us in Two, Real Men
Everything But the Girl…Come on Home, Country Mile
Simply Red….Holding Back the Years
The Assembly/Feargal Sharkey…Never Never
Depeche Mode…Somebody
Peter Murphy….The Light Pours Out of Me

Oops, sorry, I don’t seem to have been able to stop at just one or two!! All of these are best at very loud volume, with a beer or two and a few cigarettes!!! There’s many, many more, but I think I’ve taken up enough space now!!

You can never win or lose
If you don't
Run the race

Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


14 posted 09-22-2002 06:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Travis - the man who

sigh

K
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


15 posted 09-22-2002 06:56 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I think Ian destroyed himself
from being unable to see the light.

Listen to "Your Silent Face"
followed by "Temptation"
followed by "Love Vigilantes."

New Order is Joy Division,
dressed up in lights.

The subtlety, you see,
making it that much more dark.

And the best Joy Division song, by far?
Atmosphere,
followed by Transmission.

I love knowing others know and like these groups.
Moon Dust
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Elite
since 06-11-99
Posts 2250
Skelmersdale, UK


16 posted 09-22-2002 08:24 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

streophonics just enough education to preform makes me cry all the songs seem depresing thats prob why I like it.

If your afraid of the dark, then why did you come?

brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


17 posted 09-23-2002 01:27 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Tracey, I only know about two of those songs. The pogues "Fairytale" is a classic.

Kamla.. I am shocked, You like Travis??? easy listening indie. I'll admit "sing" is a good song.

Mike, I just finished reading "Touching from a distance" by Deborah Curtis, it details her marriage with Ian. It is a less than flattering portrait. The man said in his teens that he was going to be a rock star and kill himself in his early 20's. He did both. New Order is too dance oriented for me, I like Blue Monday and parts of the last album. Also Barney’s lyrics are not as poetic as Ian’s. Anyway not going to argue the point, to me they are two separate bands who were highly influential in their own right.

I love “Transmission” and “the sound of music” which is a very under rated song, also "new dawn fades" hey they all great.

I am surprised how many people don’t know of Joy Division, those who do know how important they were as a band.
Everyone from Smashing Pumpkins to Radiohead has cited them as an influence.  

Moon Dust, I always found Kelly Jones’ voice grating, then again I used to like Placebo. So I can’t say anything.


        





Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
L cohen

[This message has been edited by brian madden (09-23-2002 04:17 PM).]

hush
Senior Member
since 05-27-2001
Posts 1693
Ohio, USA


18 posted 09-23-2002 08:46 PM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

Miah- Is Nickle Creek good? I've been kinda curious about them...

bsquirrel- Uh... I don't really think the Cure is that depressing- I mean yeah, I guess if you're going to listen to like, A Letter To Elise on loop they are, but for the most part, I think their songs sound too upbeat to be depressing- I mean, I always smile when I hear "Catch" or "Doing the Unstuck"... those songs are just so much fun...

For me, it's the Counting Crows- I can only think of a couple of songs by them that actually cheer me up... Hangin' Around and Mercury are about it, and that's mostly because of the upbeat sound- the lyrics alone are still so sad.

NIN can still do it sometimes- mostly with the instrumentals... I absolutely cannot listen to A Warm Place or Just Like You Imagined without feeling terribly melancholy or desperate (respectively).

Marylin Manson don't cut it for me no more- as I've gotten older, I've come to consider him commercial Goth crap. Oh yeah, he cancelled a concert here, too- word was, he was too wasted to get out of his tour bus and didn't deem the crowd big enough to be worth it. He cancelled it about half-hour before it was supposed to start, too.

Some Ani DiFranco songs really get me- Soft Shoulder, Hello Birmingham, Subdivision, Fire Door, Both Hands, Two Little Girls, and A Light of Some Kind all get me down...

'Well, I will not be an enemy of anything
    I'll only stand here'

-Counting Crows

Miah
Senior Member
since 08-26-2002
Posts 1092
Pennsylvania


19 posted 09-23-2002 09:21 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

Hush, I only got to listen to a few of their songs,and I really like the Lighthouse tale the best.  Very sad song.  
Local Parasite
Deputy Moderator 10 Tours
Member Elite
since 11-05-2001
Posts 2929
Transylconia, Winnipeg


20 posted 09-23-2002 09:27 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

The only song I can listen to when I'm down is Throbbing Gristle's "Weeping."  And when I'm not down, that song completely sucks.

But when I'm really feeling crappy... it's this song that I listen to... and it's the best song in the world.

I guess it just goes to show why TG was once even popular...

Learn to place poetry before people
Before you place your poetry before the people.
~Andrey Kneller

Tracey
Member Elite
since 08-29-2001
Posts 3003
where insanity meets breeding


21 posted 09-23-2002 10:57 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Oops, that's what I meant, was Fairytale of New England...don't know where I got Song of New York from...brain fuzz...I must be getting old!!! And yes...a classic indeed.

You can never win or lose
If you don't
Run the race

Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

cherish
Member Ascendant
since 03-25-2001
Posts 6045
swimming in fairy floss.......


22 posted 09-24-2002 04:50 AM       View Profile for cherish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cherish

Im listening to "Look Away" Sepultura and that's kinda depressing but more um...angry?

I have a weird mix of depressing songs:


Astral Boy- Killing heidi

Epiphiny- Staind

Disarm- Smashing Pumkins

Eulogy- Tool

Sing- Eminem

My December- Linkin Park

Cemetary- Silverchair

The gentle art of choking- My Vitriol

Passenger- Deftones



there's more but I can't remember the names to all of them (not that anyone cares hehe)

Maralyn manson has finally found a place in my heart hehe...

Are you scared? BOO! Are you now?

Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


23 posted 09-24-2002 05:51 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

So what if I like easy listening indie ~defensive~

(I don't like 'sing' that much either..prolly my least favourite travis song...but that's on the newer album, not the man who)

K
anya
Member
since 07-27-2002
Posts 397
london england


24 posted 09-24-2002 06:39 AM       View Profile for anya   Email anya   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anya

Severn, I love Travis too, the ultimate music to chill out to, I like 'why does it always rain on me', mabey because it does always does seem to rain on me, but hey I live in England so I guess that really can't be avoided

brian madden will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> pipTalk Lounge >> another poll, fav. misery song/album.   [ Page: 1  2  ] Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors