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1tros
May 27, 2011, 7:40pm Top

Appropriately gloomy and dark, the Haunted Dancehall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozuFCYJQ4os

2kswolff
May 28, 2011, 9:58am Top

3tros
Edited: Jul 30, 2011, 8:22pm Top

some bluegrass from Uncle Earl, all female band.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzI8Lpg09pA&feature=grec_index

4gryeates
Jul 22, 2011, 4:39pm Top

I discovered this earlier and thought it find appreciative ears here. Droning hypnotic instrumental entitled Tsalal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT0-9O4kUjI

5tros
Jul 30, 2011, 2:15pm Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V_NNwoqi3k&feature=related

John Zacherle - Dinner With Drac Part 2

Goodnight, Whatever You Are!

6housefulofpaper
Jul 30, 2011, 7:35pm Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2Z00tEMEIo&feature=fvst

The Incredible String Band - Witches Hat

7tros
Jul 30, 2011, 10:17pm Top

8benwaugh
Edited: Nov 16, 2012, 3:43pm Top

9tros
Aug 9, 2011, 5:16pm Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71yP85-PNmc&ob=av2e
Raul Paz - Mulata and Mua Mua Mua

10slickdpdx
Aug 9, 2011, 6:10pm Top

11housefulofpaper
Aug 9, 2011, 6:31pm Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82apZ20aMBI

Luke Haines - Satan Wants Me. Intended for a film of Robert Irwin's book, I believe. It hasn't been made.

12paradoxosalpha
Edited: Aug 9, 2011, 7:20pm Top

> 11

Awesome! I love Irwin's Satan Wants Me, and the song is mildly hilarious. IMDB has nothing to say about any prospective movie, though, alas.

ETA: But someone's made a short out of Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh!

EATA: Review and vending of the film.

13tros
Aug 9, 2011, 7:39pm Top

14paradoxosalpha
Aug 10, 2011, 8:51am Top

Decadent electronica, influenced by fin de siecle occultism--
http://www.informationtray.com/

15kswolff
Aug 12, 2011, 2:04pm Top

Decadence taken to the extreme ... of ridiculousness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXvmSaE0JXA&feature=relmfu

In the words of Aleister Crowley, "It is sublime because it is perfectly meaningless."

16tros
Sep 2, 2011, 4:16pm Top

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LASYZO/ref=dm_att_alb9

Tribal Beats Volume 2

"music for the strange and beautiful"

18Phlegethon99
Edited: Sep 2, 2011, 6:10pm Top

Bobb Trimble: "When The Raven Calls"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPnaqCmiTpg

Jex Thoth: "Nothing Left To Die"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzOLCBB2v2A

Blood Ceremony: "Return To Forever"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USSFFKb1_r4

The Devil's Blood: "The Heavens Cry Out For The Devil's Blood"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjcBgl40dGQ

King Diamond: "Dressed In White"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGqURFqqYKI

Uriah Heep: "Return To Fantasy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtvuYAvRqUI

19tros
Sep 10, 2011, 2:09pm Top

21tros
Sep 10, 2011, 4:28pm Top

I think I'm in love with Maria!

22benwaugh
Sep 10, 2011, 4:34pm Top

I wish I could find the Gulf dancer I used to have bookmarked... upside down on the wall.

23kswolff
Sep 11, 2011, 11:02pm Top

24DavidX
Edited: Sep 12, 2011, 3:33pm Top

An interesting interpretation of Scriabin's symphony of sound and light, Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, was performed at Yale in 2010.

The clip is a 28 minute documentary. The second half is the actual performance.

http://youtu.be/V3B7uQ5K0IU

25benwaugh
Edited: Sep 12, 2011, 3:58pm Top

Tributes to Count Stenbock:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JG1zmzDXMA

The second, a poem sung by Mark Almond, can be found in Stenbock's collection, The Shadow of Death (1893).

26benwaugh
Sep 12, 2011, 5:12pm Top

And Baron Corvo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx4SxwEpxYk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nql3Bthns0

And Rolfe's real last stand - nella bella Venezia ("Turn on me sweetly till my soul have ease,
Thine evening eyes, that seem to breathe forth peace,
Wherefrom the tender tears are quick to quell,
Gabriel." -S.E.S.):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpGPqDr9iaQ

29Phlegethon99
Sep 13, 2011, 11:17am Top

Theatres Des Vampires - Les Litanies de Satan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q0dqZ9VcNs

30tros
Sep 21, 2011, 11:49am Top

Gypsy fusion. Hopa!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjYwoEB-B1A&feature=related

Gypsy Beats And Balkan Bangers Vol.1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjkDo_s5a8c&feature=related

dunkelbunt - Cinnamon Girls In The Sun - feat Boban I Marco Markovic Orkestra

31tros
Sep 25, 2011, 11:30am Top

32benwaugh
Sep 25, 2011, 9:01pm Top

Have you heard Tommy Johnson?

33tros
Sep 25, 2011, 10:24pm Top

Probably, I think.

34benwaugh
Sep 26, 2011, 3:46pm Top

This is where the Wolf got his howl. He covered this song as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o808EmOukDQ

35tros
Sep 26, 2011, 8:01pm Top

That's the only tune I have.
I haven't listened to HW for a long time. There are a lot of cuts on the chess box that I haven't heard. Almost 80 tunes on 3 cds!

Here's a couple I can't stop listening to:

His Best 1956 to 1964 by Muddy Waters

http://www.librarything.com/work/book/78145285

Live, Fillmore Auditorium, 1966 by Muddy Waters

http://www.librarything.com/work/book/78145317

36benwaugh
Edited: Sep 26, 2011, 10:00pm Top

37tros
Sep 26, 2011, 11:51pm Top

amen!

38kswolff
Sep 30, 2011, 10:18am Top

"Sick City" by Charles Manson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mbX8Ud-q68

Not sure what to think about a mass murderer who is also a tuneful folk singer?

39tros
Oct 2, 2011, 10:37pm Top

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band "Clap Your Hands"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ra0DsbiNs0&feature=player_embedded#!

40benwaugh
Oct 3, 2011, 9:25am Top

Testify! That's the stuff.

41benwaugh
Oct 3, 2011, 10:33am Top

This guy fits the bill. I have followed him since the early 80s and I think he's become one of the finest songwriters/performers in pop music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRJY7w3bwKQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTSpvCV34Ok

and one from the oily days:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5I2vEcVC_I

42paradoxosalpha
Oct 3, 2011, 10:43am Top

> 41

Have you read And the Ass Saw the Angel? It's not a book I recommend unreservedly, but it was one of the more memorable novels I've read in the last few years.

44benwaugh
Oct 3, 2011, 11:03am Top

And another favorite - Mr. Lewis Black:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRepd9mQBHo

45slickdpdx
Edited: Oct 3, 2011, 1:47pm Top

42: It was better than expected, wasn't it? I think you have to just give him a pass on the somewhat contrived Faulkner/McCarthy thing - he's an Australian writing in where, Berlin? Don't think of it as the American South or Appalachins. Its his own Gothic world that he made up. I thought it was quite well done.

46benwaugh
Edited: Oct 3, 2011, 12:50pm Top

42: I need to get a copy and read it. Years ago I was thinking of it as a "rockstar" book - there was a line in it where some American rustic refers to the trunk of his car as "the boot" - and I put it down. I do think Nick Cave is a gifted song writer and performer. He's very funny as well.

47paradoxosalpha
Oct 3, 2011, 12:57pm Top

Another one I read after Cave's novel with peculiar similarities to it was Banville's Mefisto. That one I will recommend unreservedly.

48tros
Oct 3, 2011, 1:05pm Top

44 - Great stuff. Doesn't sound familiar.

49benwaugh
Oct 3, 2011, 2:10pm Top

47: Have a look at Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory as well.

50tros
Oct 15, 2011, 3:28pm Top


Various and sundry

Limonchiki - Amsterdam Klezmer Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF4aZtbrFQk&feature=related

Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Toi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTNwqOuRDfQ&feature=related

Finjan 'Dancing On Water'

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

Consuelo Luz - Los Bilbilicos(the Nightingales)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en8C3MJaRXI

51kswolff
Oct 15, 2011, 6:47pm Top

If you're in a more cartoonishly macho mood:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LLPANAgzw

52tros
Oct 25, 2011, 12:55pm Top


Christine Kittrell - Sittin And Drinkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGvaotD6CYI

53paradoxosalpha
Oct 25, 2011, 1:16pm Top

A disturbingly infectious ditty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2qgUDcO1kc

54tros
Nov 4, 2011, 12:50pm Top


Can't get enough gypsy fusion.

Amsterdam Klezmer Band.feat. Shantel - Sadagora

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMpaNToKWQ8&feature=related

Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Desert Banjo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta5Rb2z6xgs&feature=related

Mahala Raï Banda - Balkan Reggae

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNCLt1EImos&feature=related

55tros
Edited: Nov 4, 2011, 1:43pm Top

And then there's what's-her-name

Hot Tuna with Ana Popovic - Canton Bluesfest 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1LHIarYljo&feature=feedrec_grec_index

Jorma's starting to look like Bukowski on a bad day!

57tros
Nov 15, 2011, 10:35am Top


Esquerita - Rockin' The Joint

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRZy0uapPGI

58benwaugh
Edited: Nov 15, 2011, 11:04am Top

I like Esquerita - I have an lp where he is backed up by members of Gene Vincent's Blue Caps.

He was an idol of this act:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB7YhbM4K80

59tros
Nov 15, 2011, 11:11am Top


How about Jimmy Beck? Hot sax.

Pipe Dreams by Jimmie Beck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6vUnixs6Xk

60benwaugh
Nov 15, 2011, 11:41am Top

Serge Gainsbourg, "Black Trombone" & "Intoxicated Man":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRgq11gLgNw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB9YSSUcmqM

(if you want to hear something truly Abysmal - look up Iggy Pop, le chanteur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPhuyvhHzC0)

61tros
Nov 17, 2011, 8:20pm Top

Lori McKenna - Buy This Town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1hRDnj5ZI

A nice edge to her voice and lyrics.

62DavidX
Edited: Nov 19, 2011, 8:21pm Top

Something sexadelic.

Manfred Hubler & Siegfred Schwab - Kamasutra (04:05) and Necronomania (02:12), from the soundtrack of the film She Killed In Ecstasy, directed by Jesus Franco (1970) and starring beautiful Soledad Miranda.

http://youtu.be/0T8mUoJyTxk

63DavidX
Edited: Nov 19, 2011, 8:38pm Top

And...

Ennio Morricone - La Lucertola (6:09), from the soundtrack of the film Lizard in a Woman's Skin, directed by Lucio Fulci (1971).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsfBSs5bDbE&feature=colike

64benwaugh
Nov 20, 2011, 10:23am Top

Thanks David - time to hunt down the dvds! Here is another classic:

from Vampyros Lesbos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84RWoupBLoU

67benwaugh
Nov 20, 2011, 11:21am Top

And a morsel of 80s gothic cheese:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iihiZDcB-0o

68zenomax
Nov 20, 2011, 2:04pm Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRvh-6Ed-UU&feature=related

Delville illustrations - so Blakean in form, to the music of Harold Budd.

69tros
Edited: Nov 20, 2011, 10:37pm Top

Jim & Jean - Crucifixion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvK1n6ArYMc

Great lyrics by Phil Ochs.

Only geezers remember this.

70tros
Nov 21, 2011, 1:29pm Top


More 60's nostalgia

Donovan - Sand and Foam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3atxNxMvEs&feature=related

71housefulofpaper
Nov 29, 2011, 6:53pm Top

This one turns weird - Half Man Half Biscuit, "Descent of the Stiperstones". The (unofficial) video would be more accurately described as a set of visual footnotes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaMMb2rdZVY

72benwaugh
Nov 30, 2011, 8:10am Top

73DarkSister
Edited: Nov 30, 2011, 3:28pm Top

Diamanda Galas
Greek-American performer who most definitely fits in here.

She recorded Baudelaire's "Litanies of Satan" here in the original French as a performance art piece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95iTFTkxcpg

She is stunning! Her whole catalog is worth experiencing, its quite varied.

For those interested in Nick Cave and the southern gothic decadence see
The Gun Club

Kid Congo Powers, who later would become the guitarist for Nick Cave's band "The Bad Seeds", started in this band. They are often credited with being the first to blend punk, goth, and country. They sound to me like a hit and run Cormac McCarthy, rotting on the asphalt in Hollywood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4WCybsIInM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm6BU6thEAk

74benwaugh
Nov 30, 2011, 9:52pm Top

My favorite live band from the 80s! -but let's not bring that dour conservative into it: LA punk boiled in Delta Blues. Jeffrey Lee Pierce is dearly missed.

75DarkSister
Dec 1, 2011, 12:12am Top

Oh god, you saw them live... I'm boiling in envy now! I hope to find a copy of Jeffrey's book at a reasonable price someday. He is a criminally underrated artist!

I suppose we really should add X to this list as well, especially the first two albums...

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

and of course, Christian Death
**miss you Rozz**

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeQyDk_EKw8

Going pretty far out there...I always imagined that the music composed by St John and his partner in Lovecraft's "The Hound" sounded like Zero Kama; ritual music played on instruments fashioned from human bone for the purpose of this album. The tracks lack any lyrical content but the song titles reference the work of Austin Spare, Kenneth Grant, Kenneth Anger, and Aleister Crowley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgSjbheIxkA&feature=related

76benwaugh
Dec 1, 2011, 3:31pm Top

I seldom tire of plugging this act, and this song, particularly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcQY9mQ02mM

77DarkSister
Dec 1, 2011, 7:50pm Top

Oh thats a good one, Frank Tovey was amazing! I saw a guy get Frank Tovey and Boyd Rice to each sign the same NON record multiple times - each time sending snide insults the others direction - too funny.

How about some factrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1iJGIF7640

with some Crash Worship
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIMcS02wHBo&feature=related

78tros
Dec 27, 2011, 6:00pm Top


alison krauss - get me through december

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkiP7y0fauk

79tros
Dec 28, 2011, 12:15pm Top


Debashish Bhattacharya - Sufi Bhakti

Indian slide guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW2DU-xbRrE

80tros
Edited: Dec 29, 2011, 12:26pm Top

More gypsy music.

Bela Lakatos ~ Del O Brishind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxw4m58wtCw&feature=related

81tros
Jan 14, 2012, 1:15pm Top


Strange Affair - June Tabor with Martin Simpson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVFpMLE6WIo

83tros
Edited: Jan 15, 2012, 8:37pm Top

emmett miller/lovesick blues (original version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otNICva63mQ

1928 with Eddie Lang (guitar) and the Dorsey brothers.

84zenomax
Jan 14, 2012, 2:12pm Top

Liked that Indian slide guitar tros, and those Flys take me back to a time when anyone could start up a band and play good music...

This is an established favourite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Pm40OZEjw&list=LL6A10G59WSC-da_3fDAvXlA&amp...

85benwaugh
Edited: Jan 14, 2012, 2:32pm Top

The Treble Spankers: Samira (live, unfortunately) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFSBszD0jOk

The Dream Syndicate: When You Smile - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG03K1Iuazw

13th Floor Elevators: Slip Inside This House - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwSA0Tckwbk

Radio Birdman: You're gonna miss me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv-5rmJxyO4

Love: A House Is Not A Motel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qInF7WKOz4c

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1983 ... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uBmCW9lZ_0

The Mermen: "Curve" - (select from list - http://muzofon.com/search/The%20mermen - check out "Pulpin' Line" as well)

Deadbolt: Truck Driving SOB - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvZd3Y8ekoc&feature=related and the deathless "Chuty's House of Beer" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_GKBBri-m4

86benwaugh
Jan 14, 2012, 2:33pm Top

Mo Tucker: Hey Mersh! (with Lou Reed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V8wAf_fxnY

87LiminalSister
Jan 14, 2012, 2:39pm Top

The Triple Tree, a Tony Wakeford / Sol Invictus side project celebrating the works of MR James
You can listen to tracks at the link.

http://www.coldspring.co.uk/discography/csr96cd.php

The Triple Tree | Ghosts

The Triple Tree consists of Tony Wakeford (Sol Invictus) and Andrew King aided and abetted by M, Autumn Grieve, Kris Force, Guy Harries, Renee Rosen and John Murphy, and is an extended homage to the supernatural fiction of M. R. James (with a certain nod to his notable studies in the New Testament Apocrypha) the greatest ghost story writer in the English language, and the finest medievalist of his generation. Join Dr Wakeford and the Rev. King as they search for the Three Crowns, attempt to Cast the Runes, purchase The Mezzotint, follow Mr Abney’s "remarkable enlightenment" in Lost Hearts, and join Count Magnus on the "Black Crusade"! Winter evenings will never be the same again… Presented in a luxurious digipak with booklet.

88benwaugh
Jan 14, 2012, 2:41pm Top

One of my favorites from the 1980s: The Simpletones: I Like Drugs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJxDPb4oOPI

and a nice companion piece by GBH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJxDPb4oOPI - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38WrmAdqzZg

Which makes me think, whistfully, of Ronald Reagan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYxQXKmnWaA

90benwaugh
Edited: Jan 14, 2012, 3:28pm Top

Davie Allan & The Arrows - Mind Transferal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmTjGB2aMPE

Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors - Scream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDj1sYEKWp0

The Wailers - Hang Up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-xmOCYO4jo

The Seeds - Chocolate River: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhqwKzogPVw and Bad Part Of Town: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAsuAMBLbzA

Ray Smith - Shake Around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uifZs4QFsh0

91benwaugh
Edited: Jan 14, 2012, 3:43pm Top

92zenomax
Jan 14, 2012, 5:13pm Top

Iggy was really something wasn't he.

LS - big fan of the Triple Tree here. Most of the tracks should be up on youtube too if anyone wants a taster.

93marietherese
Jan 15, 2012, 4:50am Top

Wow, Ben, that 1982 Dream Syndicate clip brought a tear to my eye and made me feel 16 again. I could have been one of those kids in that record store in El Toro. I loved that band in its original line-up with Karl Precoda and Kendra Smith (both seen here) so very much. I still listen to the first Dream Syndicate record, the EPS and associated live shows quite a bit. I guess one could say the music itself was derivative of the Velvets, Television, Jonathan Richman etc. but there's something so primal, so elemental and emotionally naked about it, and it's just so bloody beautiful that I don't really care. Thanks for linking this-I'll be passing the video on to other people who were part of the scene (or wished they were) in those days.

94tros
Jan 19, 2012, 8:07pm Top


84

Z, I have Calcutta Chronicles. Excellent.

95slickdpdx
Edited: Jan 19, 2012, 11:13pm Top

I'm Happy: Thee Headcoatees

Drunk and Disorderly: The Shirkers

96zenomax
Jan 20, 2012, 4:19am Top

Nice choices slick.

On a different note:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A-k2brGApc

98benwaugh
Edited: Jan 23, 2012, 6:32am Top

I was living in the LA valley in the early 80s, and these gems were big/brief hits on KROQ:

King Cotton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz2dQsXTfec

Killer Pussy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ep8jp2zkQ

99LitClique
Jan 22, 2012, 10:13pm Top

>98 benwaugh:

Hooray! Killer Pussy has made my night.

100zenomax
Jan 24, 2012, 6:27am Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JznmCs5_IE&list=LL6A10G59WSC-da_3fDAvXlA&amp...

Reading both The Five Books of Moses and Lachman's A Dark Muse, so this music is appropriate as accompaniement.

101tros
Jan 27, 2012, 6:11pm Top


'Please Warm My Weiner' BO CARTER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW0M2zEx-7g

102tros
Jan 27, 2012, 10:41pm Top


Barney Bigard - Sweet Marijuana Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDPwvy1AM5c&feature=related

Champion Jack Dupree - Weed Head Woman (1941) Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aldMmGEWBCg&feature=related

Buck Washington - Save The Roach For Me (1944)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKqWniRoR54&feature=related

Fats Waller - You're A Viper (The Reefer Song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm-L9uMxzQA&feature=related

103zenomax
Feb 4, 2012, 1:19pm Top

Fantastic track.

Regret to say I have not heard of this band before, although they hail from my homeland...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBw15eL6JPM&feature=related

104benwaugh
Feb 4, 2012, 2:47pm Top

Very good! - as are these guys, albeit of an early vintage, NZ, 1966:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMowJxXB2Bs&feature=results_main&playnext...

105kswolff
Feb 4, 2012, 4:29pm Top

"Lola" by the Kinks. Huzzah to the 70s Soho flaneurs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixqbc7X2NQY

106Makifat
Edited: Feb 5, 2012, 2:44am Top

In the spirit of the OP, "appropriately gloomy and dark":

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA4-VWgYHSw
(particularly gorgeous animation)

107kswolff
Feb 7, 2012, 10:53am Top

Dark techno with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas samples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGC2pOpohUE&feature=related

108tros
Feb 20, 2012, 3:52pm Top


Souad Massi - Ghir Enta (I Only Love You)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NE2p6Frx5M

109benwaugh
Feb 20, 2012, 6:36pm Top

100: Thanks, tros! I need to track down a disc.

110benwaugh
Edited: Feb 20, 2012, 6:42pm Top

111benwaugh
Edited: Feb 20, 2012, 6:49pm Top

Here is belated VD post... the bleakness and devastating wounds of love. All in all, a great song: Nina Simone, Plain Gold Ring (covered, later by contemporary articulate moper, Nick Cave):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUdxlcg3hy0

112varielle
Feb 20, 2012, 7:47pm Top

*sigh* Good one, benwaugh.

113tros
Feb 20, 2012, 10:50pm Top


109 - It's on Flamenco Chillin', an excellent compilation

http://www.librarything.com/work/10780713/book/68161812

115tros
Apr 15, 2012, 12:02am Top

Warren Smith - Ubangi Stomp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7dPRGbcgQE

116benwaugh
Apr 15, 2012, 8:21am Top

I love that song! Have you heard Little Butchie Saunders and his Buddies? - Rock and Roll Indian Dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNfoAwNr2JI

117tros
Apr 15, 2012, 9:29am Top


and an all-time classic

Jimmy Patton - Okie's In The Pokie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5VcEsAxbZE

both from Rockabilly - As Good as it Gets, 2 cds via Holland!

118benwaugh
Edited: Apr 15, 2012, 9:45am Top

Good tune - I have it covered by Alvis Wayne on Texas Rockabilly.

Here are a couple - one straight, one creepy - that are current favorites:

Ray Smith-Shake Around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uifZs4QFsh0

Junior Kimbrough-You Better Run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tw0vMPXIxs

120VolupteFunebre
Apr 16, 2012, 12:20am Top

Throbbing Gristle: Something Came Over Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAX0ahuNcNo

121VolupteFunebre
Apr 16, 2012, 12:34am Top

James Chance and this little no wave diddy all glamed up. "Jaded Dionysian frenzy, the joyless flailing of empty souls trying to evacuate even more of their counsciousness"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCI24Lt9aNQ

122benwaugh
Apr 16, 2012, 1:19pm Top

My nextdoor neighbor (with the black afro - throwing eggs against the window in the video) was the drummer for this band. He did a stint in Destroy All Monsters as well:

The Flexibles (Ann Arbor, late 70s early 80s), Birth Effect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTqxmdQ_6b0

123tros
Apr 16, 2012, 2:05pm Top


I love the old Kurosawa soundtracks.

Yojimbo (1961)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBw99ghST1g

124kswolff
Apr 16, 2012, 2:32pm Top

If one has seen Inland Empire, Lynch sure knows how to make a Beck song scary as hell. Did the same for Roy Orbison in Blue Velvet Nothing like re-purposing classic rock to become the soundtrack to Hell.

125benwaugh
Apr 16, 2012, 4:23pm Top

Yes. "In Heaven" was on a good many od the comps i made in the 90s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrl3n2ZtK2E

126kswolff
Apr 18, 2012, 7:59pm Top

I wonder what music Dick Clark is listening to right now?

1277sistersapphist
Jun 29, 2012, 1:02am Top

80's Goth goodness, from the Young Limbs and Numb Hymns album. Indeed.

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

128VolupteFunebre
Edited: Jun 29, 2012, 10:10am Top

Hahah finally someone else who sees the connection between deathrock and decadence. Perhaps this requires it's own thread. In the meantime here's a little ditty by Mephisto Walz I really enjoy:

STACCOTTO

It is the path of sin that compels our fate
And leaves us drowning like the garden
Is it surrender that confuses us
If not exsistence then departing

Is it the ancient soul that crouches low
That through the day can never find us
In our stealing glances we appear
Leaving reflections just
behind us

The tender hallowed ground still holds us
And whisper silence to our ears
These frightened winds have always blown us
Now only glisten holds us here

I think you can watch the video here: http://www.maxilyrics.com/mephisto-walz-staccotto-lyrics-85f7.html

129kswolff
Jun 30, 2012, 6:55pm Top

"Hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GHQfYJQLWo

130tros
Jul 6, 2012, 11:07pm Top


chris thomas king & blind mississippi morris - Red Mud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea7yxRhFp94&feature=related

132tros
Aug 8, 2012, 5:31pm Top


Hayes Carll - She Left Me for Jesus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqK4Q67rdM4

133varielle
Aug 8, 2012, 5:34pm Top

Oh, good one. I bet they won't play it on the radio around here. ;)

134keith418
Aug 8, 2012, 6:30pm Top

Bohren & der Club of Gore - Street Tattoo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeyI-S3RKk0

135tros
Aug 29, 2012, 12:03pm Top


Another Hayes Carll, dedicated to our fearless leader and all drunken poets.

hayes carll - drunken poet's dream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E46XRDf7-Io

138kswolff
Sep 5, 2012, 12:01am Top

A box set of Roxy Music should do well in the nether bowels of a debauched libertine's mountain fastness:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/roxy-music-the-complete-studio-recordings,84466/

139benwaugh
Edited: Sep 5, 2012, 11:00am Top

141Soukesian
Edited: Sep 22, 2012, 4:38pm Top

Before Adam Ant became the dandy highwayman, the Ants were incendiary legends of the London punk underground, thought even less likely to get a record deal than Siouxsie and the Banshees. This track, inspired by Dirk Bogarde's 'Night Porter' and cut from the LP of the same name, gives an idea of their glory and outrage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cGGiEo3qAc

Touring now, and featuring a lot of songs from that era. Don't miss him!

143HarryMacDonald
Edited: Oct 5, 2012, 7:06pm Top

All the posts I've managed to read come down to one thing: the writers thereof dig the music they cite, whether or not it really has any possible relevance to the other threads (or chains, or spider-webs) which supposedly conect us in this little endeavour. Forgive a near-brush with pedantry, but some music which has at-least historic and poetic connection to the Decadence may be heard in RichardCameron Wolfe's CD PARIS X, on Furious Artisans. Check it out. Even if you don't much enjoy the compositions, you should agree that his touch and tone are among the finest to be heard these days. I don't myself "do" FaceBook, but I believe that you can hear some of this CD there, which will be a little simpler than finding the CD itself

144tros
Nov 23, 2012, 1:41pm Top


Tulsa Queen, Emmylou Harris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbaz_T6BN3g&feature=related

Emmylou Harris - When I Was Yours - with Trisha Yearwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d4dyBi8Bzk&feature=related

146tros
Nov 25, 2012, 11:50am Top


Robert Randolph And The Family Band - Shot Of Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpZzl2MhNdE

147kswolff
Nov 30, 2012, 9:20am Top

148terebinth
Nov 30, 2012, 10:12am Top

Much of Damien Youth's output is eminently abyssal.

http://damienyouth.bandcamp.com/track/holy-circle is a free download and wonderful, "The Citizen" entire is recommended as a sequence of songs reflecting a persona initially haunted and by its close something nearer to possessed.

"I'll not forget your hair like serpents' drool". Who could?

149zenomax
Nov 30, 2012, 12:17pm Top

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AdpqgqVdXWs

Those well known iconoclasts/misanthropes Boyd Rice and Douglas Pearce....

150HarryMacDonald
Dec 1, 2012, 8:43am Top

In the interests of Full Disclosure, let me say that what follows may be more than a little influenced by the fact that my Internet service has been dropping out at annoying and unpredictable intervals for the past couple of days. Still, the core of the idea isn't dependent on that the 'net any more, I believe, than our search for music is dependent on YouTube, fun though that is. I am reminded of Charles Ives' remark on Thoreau: we know that he was a musician not because he played his flute on Walden Pond, but because he didn't have to go to Symphony Hall to hear the music. Perhaps we should remind ourselves at regular intervals that we certainly don't need LibraryThing in order to plumb the abyss. Even so, I'm glad you're all out there, and sweet peace to you all in your tunes and in your pregnant silences. And to show you that I'm at-least as inconsistent as anybody, let me hip you to the music at the sites stankosepic.com and also juniorburke.com. They're both galaxies away from what most above would call "abyss music" -- and from each other -- but after all, as the Divine Oscar said of books, there really are only two kinds, good and bad.

151HarryMacDonald
Dec 1, 2012, 9:28am Top

But if you must have tunes you can hummmmmmmmmmmm. . . I have just been informed this week that the Fifties classic "Hernando's Hideaway" works with the words of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". My personal fave is The Great Beast's little autobiographical limerick beginning "My name it is AleisterCrowley . . ." to the old American fiddle tune with the gloriously non-PC title "The Colored Aristocracy". And before anybody even thinks of lecturing me about my (non-existent) racism in writing that, please recall that Taj Mahal recorded it before any of us had even thought of LT, the Internet, or frankly, much of anything else. I rest my case -- for now. Peace and joy to you all, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and all ships at eas

152tros
Dec 7, 2012, 7:03pm Top


For nicotine fiends:

Jerry Reed - Another Puff

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

153slickdpdx
Edited: Dec 8, 2012, 12:45am Top

I'm thinking of an album. It's red and has a last supper themed photo. One song is ICIB. Anioher is about smoking and its derogatory. Anyone? I can't bring it fully to mind. Gothic. Hillbilly. Late 80s probably. On that southern label with a chalice symbol.

156slickdpdx
Dec 8, 2012, 11:00am Top

That is it!

157tros
Dec 21, 2012, 1:36pm Top


JESSE COLIN YOUNG the soul of a city boy Side Two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnNCZ7_M-XA

158benwaugh
Dec 21, 2012, 3:26pm Top

The best I can say about him is that his patchouli-laden name comes up when searching for Young Jesse, who is a mighty god:

I smell a rat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vulfjWBYJnU

Don't think I will: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkPpn5pzuhY

159benwaugh
Dec 21, 2012, 3:36pm Top

What says "Christmas" more than Peppermint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXviXFeDrC0

160tros
Dec 21, 2012, 6:46pm Top


Classic lyrics from JCY

"It's four in the mornin' and I'm watching a cockroach crawlin' in an old bean can"

Amen to Peppermint and a decadent holiday to all! We can only hope.

161benwaugh
Dec 21, 2012, 7:00pm Top

Amen, brother - and to bring succor to all whom the Mayans have let down, I offer the obvious: every day is the end of the world. Hamd'illah. Etc.

162tros
Dec 21, 2012, 7:42pm Top


Those idiots got it wrong. We're at the end of the fourth long cycle,
another 15, 600 years to go!

163benwaugh
Dec 21, 2012, 8:12pm Top

crap

164kswolff
Dec 22, 2012, 9:48am Top

162: Not sure what calendar you're using, but I remember that the SubGenius religion had its apocalypse back in 1998. The spread of mediocritons and the pinks make that the true-true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpgKa-mxUdo

165HarryMacDonald
Dec 22, 2012, 12:14pm Top

Has everyone else forgotten the classic tag-line from BEYOND THE FRINGE: "same tomorrow, then, lads. We MUST get a winner one day!" -- Goddard

166Makifat
Dec 22, 2012, 8:36pm Top

every day is the end of the world

It is for some blessed bastard. Wasn't it Borges who said that everyone has their own personal apocalypse?

167kswolff
Dec 31, 2012, 10:31am Top

The Coronation Mass by Mozart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6mhPtDvhgs

168kswolff
Dec 31, 2012, 10:23pm Top

Happy New Year, y'all!

"I Talk to the Trees" by Clint Eastwood from Paint Your Wagon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn8YubD01sk

"That Old Black Magic" by Louis Prima and Keely Smith:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfNgcDvPn1M

And "Boogie Woogie" performed by Milwaukee's own queen of decadence, Liberace:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfNgcDvPn1M

169myrnaq
Edited: Jan 3, 2013, 4:41pm Top

/

170kswolff
Jan 1, 2013, 3:03pm Top

171tros
Jan 3, 2013, 12:13pm Top

Raglan Road by The Chieftains and Joan Osborne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN6StXH7Qdc

172notsew
Jan 3, 2013, 5:13pm Top

> 12

I found Satan Wants Me to be utterly hilarious: "whoever said the devil has all the best tunes obviously
didn't have to sit through an Aleister Crowley reading"

A movie would have much comic potential in the Withnail & I mode if handled well, I think.

The film of Prayer Cushions of the Flesh is out there: http://vimeo.com/39188590

A little soft-porny for my tastes but the actress who plays Anadil has a certain something...

175Sandydog1
Edited: Jan 10, 2013, 10:54pm Top

Best. LT Thread. Ever.

A very humble contribution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtSLMGc4VSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2SIbH1ycXw

>132 tros:
I'm still spittin' my Ovaltine (or is it Ensure) onto the computer screen, every time I listen to THAT one!

176Sandydog1
Jan 10, 2013, 11:00pm Top

>168 kswolff:

Karl, I've thought of the perfect complement to that Clint Eastwood masterpiece:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPR1FyxJh-c

177VolupteFunebre
Jan 11, 2013, 2:25am Top

178benwaugh
Edited: Jan 11, 2013, 9:36pm Top

Iggy and The Stooges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeevKnLdlbI

or, for the purists, Junior Kimbrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tw0vMPXIxs

179tros
Jan 11, 2013, 9:50pm Top


How about some entheogenic refreshment?

Muddy Waters - Champagne & Reefer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHowqKYSXNI

180benwaugh
Edited: Jan 11, 2013, 10:26pm Top

Champion Jack? Junker's Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMTXO1z95uw

181benwaugh
Jan 11, 2013, 10:28pm Top

Louis Jordan, I'll Die Happy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC7d1XS56kA

182kswolff
Jan 11, 2013, 11:12pm Top

183zenomax
Jan 12, 2013, 10:24am Top

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=exD5X5Y_lwE

Not sure what sort of purists this could be for?

184Sandydog1
Edited: Jan 13, 2013, 10:41am Top

All these songs about horse, snow, smack, bubbly, reefer and freaks. How about us oenophiles?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXS9WGYptM0

185Sandydog1
Jan 12, 2013, 8:15pm Top

Not from an abyss, but at least from a dark holler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViBJLUJ4fDQ

186kswolff
Jan 12, 2013, 11:37pm Top

"Coming" by Jimmy Somerville, from the movie Orlando

187benwaugh
Jan 13, 2013, 1:31am Top

Let's keep that train a rollin': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqINg3H3DIo

188tros
Edited: Jan 13, 2013, 12:43pm Top

Finally found the cd,Western Beat, an old fav, used, 6 bucks. Such a deal!

Kevin Welch - Something 'bout You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a_pDFLL3Ag

189DavidX
Jan 13, 2013, 1:33pm Top

187. I love Mrs. Miller!

By now, everyone probably already knows that Bowie is releasing his first new album in a decade. The angels are singing in heaven.

190benwaugh
Jan 13, 2013, 4:18pm Top

Whenever I hear Jerry Garcia or Joan Baez, Dylan, or something like that, I can't but think of her. A very pioneering lady. In her way.

191DavidX
Jan 13, 2013, 9:01pm Top

Mrs. Miller was a very special lady and also a very good cook.

192zenomax
Jan 14, 2013, 2:07pm Top

193Sandydog1
Edited: Jan 14, 2013, 8:41pm Top

I'd never heard of Mrs. Elva Miller before. If not for LT, I'd still be just another beastly quadruped.

194tros
Edited: Jan 14, 2013, 8:49pm Top


I think I'll pass on Ms M and hang with the rest of the herd.

195Sandydog1
Edited: Jan 14, 2013, 8:52pm Top

...Or, the rest of the pack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuyS9M8T03A

Chase the cat!

196Sandydog1
Edited: Jan 14, 2013, 9:00pm Top

199kswolff
Jan 16, 2013, 5:21pm Top

"Sugar Sugar" by the Archies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9nE2spOw_o

And "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealer's Wheel:

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

200Sandydog1
Edited: Jan 19, 2013, 6:03pm Top

There are just so many good versions of this:

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

And here are a couple more distinguished old ladies singing a classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA94i2JOuaQ

201kswolff
Jan 21, 2013, 10:04am Top

202tros
Jan 23, 2013, 11:29pm Top

203tros
Jan 26, 2013, 10:54pm Top


BIG JOE TURNER FLIP FLOP AND FLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWoNMhAB9gc

204tros
Jan 26, 2013, 11:08pm Top


memphis slim & sonny boy williamson - blues legends live in europe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJPmYmCb5XY

205benwaugh
Edited: Jan 26, 2013, 11:22pm Top

The Eilen Jewell Band - If You Catch Me Stealing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc2IVjN9Ee0

206zenomax
Jan 27, 2013, 5:14am Top

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dF_3w_gXing

From the movie Heartworn Highways, which is on youtube in its entirety.

207zenomax
Jan 27, 2013, 5:21am Top

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EFaTIReriDc

Meanwhile, in another universe altogether.... WSB brought to you by Throbbing Gristle.

208kswolff
Jan 27, 2013, 10:10am Top

And for some upbeat images, here's the trailer to The Turin Horse:

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

210kswolff
Jan 29, 2013, 10:42pm Top

211Sandydog1
Feb 3, 2013, 10:11pm Top

Life is much to short, to drink inferior wine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20dic8S3cWI

212Sandydog1
Feb 3, 2013, 10:18pm Top

Life is much too short, to drink inferior wine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20dic8S3cWI

213tros
Feb 4, 2013, 12:17pm Top


Ledward Kaapana - Weeha Swing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZGNHdKp_No

214kswolff
Feb 4, 2013, 6:31pm Top

211: "To hell with poverty / let's get drunk on cheap wine!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRjjVFC-oG4

215tros
Feb 7, 2013, 4:10pm Top

Ever heard of Cat Iron?

Cat-Iron Got A Girl In Ferriday, One In Greenwood Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfSyPGQjTks

or how about?

ETTA BAKER - Carolina Breakdown (Ragtime Guitar Legend)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG_egIiiksA

216kswolff
Feb 7, 2013, 9:39pm Top

I imagine the abyss to sound a lot like the Shore of Unconscious from Inception:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4a3y7xetJY

217tros
Feb 9, 2013, 2:43pm Top

218kswolff
Feb 11, 2013, 10:41pm Top

A classic song for the Holy See's vacancy:

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

219kswolff
Feb 12, 2013, 1:10pm Top

Some delightful sonic sludge from Pissed Jeans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_9K5opX-h8

220zenomax
Feb 12, 2013, 1:30pm Top

222Sam.and.his.Pangolin
Feb 13, 2013, 3:38pm Top

Came by this very recently, sure some of you will already know it,

http://youtu.be/jL6vYbCjAqo

224benwaugh
Feb 13, 2013, 5:34pm Top

222: Many thanks!

225kswolff
Edited: Feb 17, 2013, 6:31pm Top

The full album of "Outside" by David Bowie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjqjmT22hoI

"The narrative and the stories are not the content—the content is the spaces in between the linear bits. The queasy, strange, textures.... Oh, I've got the fondest hopes for the fin de siecle. I see it as a symbolic sacrificial rite. I see it as a deviance, a pagan wish to appease gods, so we can move on. There's a real spiritual starvation out there being filled by these mutations of what are barely remembered rites and rituals. To take the place of the void left by a non-authoritative church. We have this panic button telling us it's gonna be a colossal madness at the end of this century." -- David Bowie

226Sam.and.his.Pangolin
Feb 23, 2013, 8:41am Top

A little strangeness from the wonderful will oldham,

http://youtu.be/MOlcMUnFFBM

227Sandydog1
Edited: Feb 23, 2013, 7:50pm Top

Who needs a Bushmaster when you have a chainsaw...

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

Bada da da ta ta tah

228Sandydog1
Feb 23, 2013, 9:08pm Top

Sigh,,,

We're all getting so much older

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgzs6pT26KI

229tros
Mar 9, 2013, 12:33pm Top


Corinne Bailey Rae - One Night of Sin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2aOL29ScX4

230Sandydog1
Mar 15, 2013, 10:06pm Top

If I lie may I fall down cold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzAIwaTy1cc

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