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Chris the CandyFanMan
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Are there any that really creep you out? A lot of Madonna's tunes from the period get to me, especially Live to Tell with its haunting lyrics and those apocalyptic bells after the verses (even more ominous during the mid-song interlude when they're rung slower and deeper). Air Supply's Sweet Dreams is also pretty high on the frightening list, with the opening riffs in particular suggesting a decent to Hell.
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The bell tolling at the beginning of AC/DCs Back In Black. When I first heard it I found it kind of creepy. Simply because of Bon Scotts passing.
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Wow, considering I listen to Metal this should be an easy one and yet Im drawing a blank: Although KING DIAMOND always sort of rubbed me the wrong way.
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris the CandyFanMan:
Are there any that really creep you out?

It's the Police's "Mother" from their Synchronicity album. Guitarist Andy Summers sings on it, instead of Sting. Try listening to it more than once, and it will make you run away!

[Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by mamamiasweetpeaches:
Wow, considering I listen to Metal this should be an easy one and yet Im drawing a blank: Although KING DIAMOND always sort of rubbed me the wrong way.

Yep, King Diamond was creepy.
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Smayt Shatner
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If you want scary stuff to listen to,check out DIAMANDA GALAS -the divine punishment.
Now that takes some listening to.
Not for the clearly religious...you may be a tad offended [Big Grin]

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Great topic! There was some creepy music for sure in the 80's. Some were dark bands like Cure, Joy Division, Virgin Prunes and Bauhaus, but some just had weird intro's and interludes in normal 80's pop stuff. The intro of Cyndi Lauper's She bop with the whistling is kind of creepy, the middle interlude of Depeche Mode's the Landscape is changing is creepy too. These songs are high on the Creepy level.

Bauhaus-Mask
Cure-A Forest, Pornography, Drowning Man
Replacements-Willpower
Husker Du-Diane
Joy Division-Decades, 24 Hours
U2-The Ocean
Modern English-16 Days
Psychedelic Furs-Sister Europe
Duran duran-Night Boat

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quote:
Originally posted by MONSOON:
The bell tolling at the beginning of AC/DCs Back In Black. When I first heard it I found it kind of creepy. Simply because of Bon Scotts passing.

It's actually at the beginning of Hells Bells.
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mamamiasweetpeaches
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You're both right. Its from the album BACK IN BLACK and the song Hell's Bells.
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quote:
Originally posted by GoldTransAM:
quote:
Originally posted by MONSOON:
The bell tolling at the beginning of AC/DCs Back In Black. When I first heard it I found it kind of creepy. Simply because of Bon Scotts passing.

It's actually at the beginning of Hells Bells.
Which would be the begining of the album Back In Black
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BAUHAUS NOT SCARY at all
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The only one that comes to mind at the moment is..."Cry, Little Sister" from the Lost Boys movie. First time I heard it, I had shivers running up & down my spine. Literally.
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Gosh its weird seein songs being mentioned as kinda scary,that i was always listenin to on a daily basis in a happy,play em all the time way.And then going out and dancing to them as well.
I was a goth you see.hehe
Thats why the only songs i can think of that could even be remotely classed as creepy was Diamanda Galas.
Goth stuff could be moody but always ever so brilliant.The Sisters Of Mercy song AFTERHOURS to some may be creepy....but its sheer late night sleeze and excellence.

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Anything from the B52s is enough to have me screaming and running for the door. [Big Grin]
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Thought I'd revive this thread with All Hallow's eve just around the corner.
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mamamiasweetpeaches
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Im not sure if this ones Late 70s or Early 80s: BLOODROCKs D.O.A. about the guy dying after a plane crash. Brrrrr! Totally freaky.

And the VANILLA FUDGE version of Season Of The Witch (not 80s though) was sorta creepy.

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"Since Yesterday" by Strawberry Switchblade....could very well be the scariest song I may have ever heard in my life...**shivers**
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