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Old 09-21-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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Psycho Stalker Songs

An interesting lyrical theme. Here is a beautifully poetic, elaborate stalker's fantasy from Camper Van Beethoven's 1990 allbum Key Lime Pie (one of my inexplicably favorite albums).



Moving into... darker material, Queensryche's "creepiest song ever" Close To You from 1986's Rage For Order, which was outstandingly progressive for heavy bands of that era.



But wait! As part of Geoff Tate's "alien influences" on Queensryche's music, the song Close To You is actually a cover from Lisa Dalbello's 1984 album Whomanfoursays (I just learned this today).



If, like me, you always loved the Queensryche version, hearing the original is pretty stunning. It is amazing how they managed to maintain the integrity of the song while making it a great deal heavier. Geoff Tate is perfectly suited for covering a female vocalist!

Post your favorite creepy stalker songs here. I am interested in what has been done with this subject, musically.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #4
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When you realize that the song is actually threatening physical violence...
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #5
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The line that is stuck in my head:

Quote:
If
you knew my
"infinite charm"

There'd
be no reason
to be
so

a-

LAAARMED!!!1

[queue huge "gated snare" hit]
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:23 PM   #6
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When you realize that the song is actually threatening physical violence...
Listen to Tommy Aldridge pounding that double bass, in 1979!

Another song that famously threatens threatens physical violence/death is Run For Your Life (Lennon/Beatles). I tried to skip over that song in the car, so my kids wouldn't have to listen to it, and my daugher said she wanted to hear the "dead little girl" song. She doesn't miss a beat.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:25 PM   #7
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gonna go old school here, since I haven't thought about this theme, but I know there are a few yet to be remembered. (yes, "run for your life" is a clear choice. For now, Jimi and Neil:


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Old 09-21-2010, 11:28 PM   #8
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gonna go old school here,
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All the best songs about killin' bitches are old school. Much like Pink Floyd's "Are there any QUEERS in the theater tonight? Get 'em up against the wall. 'GAINST! THE! WALL!" I just don't think you can get away with writing things like that anymore.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:55 PM   #11
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Eye in the sky

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You ran the night that you left me
You put me in my place
I got you in a stranglehold, baby
Then I crossed your fate.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #15
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Tripod-The Stalker Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxwNIyJ2mDM

This is just a pic of Yon, Scod and Gatesy, so no clip, just music.
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