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Songs (Inspiration in brackets)

Alan Vega - Ghost Rider (Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas & Mike Ploog - Ghost Rider)
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights)
Fire + Ice ‎– The Cause (William Morris - Chants for Socialists)
Caladan Brood - Book of the Fallen (Steven Erikson - Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Ofra Haza - Shecharchoret (The Bible; Song of Solomon 1:5, 6)
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene (William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet & A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Talk Talk - Such A Shame (Luke Rhinehart - The Dice Man)
Buffy Sainte-Marie - God is Alive, Magick is Afoot (Leonard Cohen - Beautiful Losers)
Amorphis - Silent Waters (Pekka Kainulainen - Various Poems)
David Bowie - Big Brother (George Orwell - 1984)
João Gilberto - Lobo Bobo (Grimm Brothers - Little Red Riding Hood)
Blind Guardian - Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings)
The Kingpins - L'Aventurier (Henri Vernes - Bob Morane)
Franz Ferdinand - Love and Destroy (Mikhail Bulgákov - The Master and Margarita)
Slapp Happy - Mr. Rainbow (Arthur Rimbaud - Jeune Goinfre)
Solid Space - A Darkness In My Soul (Dean Koontz - A Darkness In My Soul)
David Murray & Gregory Porter - Hope Is A Thing With Feathers (Emily Dickinson - Hope)
Hazel O'Connor - Animal Farm (George Orwell - Animal Farm)

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Nice mix in both the songs and the inspirations when it comes to genres and time periods

Maybe we'll see our first ever book or poem review :D
 

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Nice mix in both the songs and the inspirations when it comes to genres and time periods

Maybe we'll see our first ever book or poem review :D
Just looking at the list of books, but not yet the songs, there are some really interesting choices. Well done folks.
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Looking forward to listening to the songs.
 
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Kate Bush, kinda expected vulture lol, but a good one at that. Apparently she recorded the vocal in a single take and sings live just about as good as the studio:

 

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Kate Bush, kinda expected vulture lol, but a good one at that. Apparently she recorded the vocal in a single take and sings live just about as good as the studio:

Objectively speaking it's an amazing song and a truly revolutionary way of singing. In reality I fucking hate it :ROFLMAO: (Probably due to overexposure)
 

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WOW.
Such an interesting and unusual playlist. Metal, folky/pop, quite a bit of avant-garde weirdness (citizen_insane, Fatima, Nathii and many other BSGers would be proud) and a nice bit of jazz thrown in for good measure.

This is going to difficult to point, many good songs.
 

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Objectively speaking it's an amazing song and a truly revolutionary way of singing. In reality I fucking hate it :ROFLMAO: (Probably due to overexposure)
Not a bad song but she has so many better ones
 

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Talk Talk at 3:37

361549


lol

r/photoshopbattles anyone?
 

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15 minute song and 1 minute song in the same playlist. Hopefully the 15 minute song will be worth it! (Edit: it really wasn't, but the Ofra Haza song that follows is very good)

Voting could be hard this time. I might end up giving an unusually high number of points to a gigantic vulture. But, only three songs into my first listen so far, so my expectations are due to be exceeded over the next hour.

Edit: shoutout to the Lord of the Rings song. I love Tolkien and Middle Earth, but his work has influenced some of the most cringeworthy music.

João Gilberto song is good, but take care not to listen through headphones with good soundstage unless you want your right ear punished.

Thumbs up to whoever sent Slapp Happy. They have been one of my favourite bands for more than a decade. I saw them perform at Cafe OTO in 2017 (Mr. Rainbow was on their setlist). It was the only time I have heard Dagmar Krause perform live - but hopefully not the last. I would love to see her perform songs by Brecht.
 

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This is something I would only dare to admit online, but I have never read or watched Lord of the Rings
 

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This is something I would only dare to admit online, but I have never read or watched Lord of the Rings
You dont like rpgs?
As a kid I was very much into Boardgame RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons and fantasy cardgames like Magic the Gathering. LOTR was the inspiration for a lot of rpgs games and scenarios.
Although I reckon I never read the books because the story itself isnt the most interesting aspect of it. The lore itself can be understood by watching the movies and then reading online about it.
 

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This is something I would only dare to admit online, but I have never read or watched Lord of the Rings
They can get a bit laborious. I actually fell asleep through Return of the King.
 

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You dont like rpgs?
As a kid I was very much into Boardgame RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons and fantasy cardgames like Magic the Gathering. LOTR was the inspiration for a lot of rpgs games and scenarios.
Although I reckon I never read the books because the story itself isnt the most interesting aspect of it. The lore itself can be understood by watching the movies and then reading online about it.
Fantasy and science fiction are very hit or miss genres for me, so I've never had that MUST WATCH impulse a lot of people have when big titles in those genres are released. I did play World of Warcraft in my teens and actually picked it up again for the first time in ten years in the first month of COVID lockdown. Enjoyed the storyline more than everything else, all the end game stuff once you reach the maximum level feel like a boring office job grind so then I quit again. Very much enjoyed Game of Thrones as well.
They can get a bit laborious. I actually fell asleep through Return of the King.
I've downloaded the first one, so now it's in a folder with 25 other movies I still have to watch :ROFLMAO:
 

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Although I reckon I never read the books because the story itself isnt the most interesting aspect of it. The lore itself can be understood by watching the movies and then reading online about it.
Books are incredible experience if read at right age (14-16).
 

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This is something I would only dare to admit online, but I have never read or watched Lord of the Rings
The movies are fun, I still watch them if I catch them on. The Hobbit on the other hand, nothing much is lost if you don't ever watch that
 

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Raise your hand if this is the first version of Wuthering Heights you ever heard


For nostalgic reasons I still like it better
 
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Books are incredible experience if read at right age (14-16).
You mean that after that age all things that make childhood great (such as imagination) have been beaten out of you by society, so it won't have the same impact? If so, TRUE
Raise your hand if this is the first version of Wuthering Heights you ever heard


For nostalgic reasons I still like it better
Video is down :eek:
 

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Fantasy and science fiction are very hit or miss genres for me, so I've never had that MUST WATCH impulse a lot of people have when big titles in those genres are released. I did play World of Warcraft in my teens and actually picked it up again for the first time in ten years in the first month of COVID lockdown. Enjoyed the storyline more than everything else, all the end game stuff once you reach the maximum level feel like a boring office job grind so then I quit again. Very much enjoyed Game of Thrones as well.
I've downloaded the first one, so now it's in a folder with 25 other movies I still have to watch :ROFLMAO:
I understand.
I've never played WOW but I played the main Warcraft series during the 90's and early 2000's.
Just imagine that Warcraft was heavily inspired by Lord of the Rings, it has ents (living trees), elves, dwarves, spirits, humans, and, of course, liches and orcs. All this became popular with the books.. In this sense, if you watch the movies with the curiosity of wanting to know how all of these became popular in games and rpg stuff, you will deffo enjoy it, specially because those are only the background for the biggest major history.
 

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I still wonder what Tolkien would have thought of the possibility of playing as an orc in a famous videogame and becoming a hero :D
 
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