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Have you ever listened to music, any genre and found that its made the hairs on the back of your neck?

 

I'm sure you have, just thinking about this now listening to Nirvana's "You Know Your Right!" the first time i heard it i was reading "Heavier than Heaven", and had also read the album inlay which had said it was laid down in one take, and it was also the last time they guys saw Kurt alive. Even still to this day years later. It gets the hairs twitching.

 

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For me, the first time i heard Halcyon + on + on by orbital just snapped me into focus on a bit of a terrible night, and since then its been one of the very few songs i can listen to in any mood in any situation and at any time and still makes me tingle a little bit whenever i hear it.

 

this, still one of my favorites. i dug lush 3-1 for similar but lesser reasons, and fell in love with chicane for nearly doing this years later.

 

its funny, ive a gym playlist on my ipod and there's some shit that really helps for weightlifting (Rage, Prodigy etc) and some that really gives me this second wind/runner's high when im running at night and feel like im on empty. mostly shit with a solid beat, the other night it was curtis mayfield's "move on up" and i felt like i just flew.

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Have you ever listened to music, any genre and found that its made the hairs on the back of your neck?...

I've had a few moments like that in my life, but the biggest was probably when I first heard the song "God" by Tori Amos. I can remember it like it was yesterday, I was in my room watching 120Minutes on MTV (so you know this was back in the day) and the video was debuting. The sound was like nothing I'd ever heard and the lyrics blew me away.

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Sia's 'Don't Bring me Down', due to the circumstances, it started playing on the radio at a very low point for me, during a time you see in movies when everything just goes to shit, it was like someone punched me in the face and then said, "now roll the music!"

 

Tori's 'Hey Jupiter-Dakota Version', I had heard the original and this one was just spooky after that. (it's the whole bit about the cupboards, the car *shivers*)

 

Aphex Twin, 'Come to Daddy', I can't even listen to it, just creeps me out.

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Since Nick mentioned workout songs... Lords of Acid are who I want playing when I'm on the tread mill. I ramp up the speed to match the beat and I can really get going.

 

Other songs that give me that spaced feeling, Christian Woman by Type O Negative and Voodoo and Serenity by Godsmack. Dolphin's Cry gives me chills and makes me feel all mopey.

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  • 3 weeks later...
Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones always has an eerie quality that just makes me retreat into my own mind, same goes for Dream On by Aerosmith and Riders on the Storm by The Doors. They're always good for a midnight writing session when I need some inspiration.

 

i gotta agree with paint it black and riders on the storm, the end byt the doors is another one.

 

the ultimate one for me though is

 

Dirt In The Ground - Tom Waits

 

What does it matter, a dream of love

Or a dream of lies

We're all gonna be in the same place

When we die

Your spirit don't leave knowing

Your face or your name

And the wind through your bones

Is all that remains

And we're all gonna be

We're all gonna be

Just dirt in the ground

 

The quill from a buzzard

The blood writes the word

I want to know am I the sky

Or a bird

'Cause hell is boiling over

And heaven is full

We're chained to the world

And we all gotta pull

And we're all gonna be

Just dirt in the ground

 

Now the killer was smiling

With nerves made of stone

He climbed the stairs

And the gallows groaned

And the people's hearts were pounding

They were throbbing, they were red

As he swung out ofver the crowd

I heard the hangman said

We're all gonna be

Just dirt in the ground

 

Now Cain slew Abel

He killed him with a stone

The sky cracked open

And the thunder groaned

Along a river of flesh

Can these dry bones live?

Ask a king or a beggar

And the answer they'll give

Is we're all gonna be

Yea yeah

We're all gonna be just

Dirt in the ground

 

this is the version he did when i saw him last year, mindblowing

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Well guess it wouldn't be concidered eerie depending on your point of view but very EVIL and I know Dr. G will agree with me on this on

 

Wise Up by Amiee Mann

 

 

listened to it a bunch and always makes me feel the same way

 

 

That is a song you cannot listen to if you are even the slightest bit depressed! I love it and hate it.

 

Magnolia was a brilliant movie, i always think of the little wonder boy whenever i hear the song.

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High tide or low tide - the Jack Johnson and Ben Harper song. Incredibly soothing, but oh so sad. Dont get me wrong, I love the Marley original, but something about this one just.... phoar.

 

Imogen Heap - Hide & Seek. Eerie.

Oooh, good one. the 1st time I heard it she was playing it live on some late-nite show.

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For some weird reason I stared humming this song.... Sort of weird when you read the lyrics...

 

Little Bunny Foo Foo,

Hopping through the forest

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head

 

Down came the good fairy and she said

 

"Little Bunny Foo Foo,

I don't want to see you

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head.

I'll give you three chances,

And if you don't behave

I'll turn you into a goon!"

 

The next day:

 

Little Bunny Foo Foo,

Hopping through the forest

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head

 

Down came the good fairy and she said

 

"Little Bunny Foo Foo,

I don't want to see you

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head.

I'll give you two more chances,

And if you don't behave

I'll turn you into a goon!"

 

The next day:

 

Little Bunny Foo Foo,

Hopping through the forest

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head

 

Down came the good fairy and she said

 

"Little Bunny Foo Foo,

I don't want to see you

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head.

I'll give you one more chance,

And if you don't behave

I'll turn you into a goon!"

 

The next day:

 

Little Bunny Foo Foo,

Hopping through the forest

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head

 

Down came the good fairy and she said

 

"Little Bunny Foo Foo,

I don't want to see you

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head.

I gave you three chances

And you didn't behave

Now you're a goon! POOF!!"

 

The moral of the story is:

HARE TODAY, GOON TOMORROW

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