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Gary Jules' Mad world, Saddest song ever?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Funkize you, Feb 16, 2005.


  1. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
  2. Zirc

    Zirc

    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
  3. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Death - Voice of the Soul

    It's an instrumental, just acoustic and electric guitars and nothing else. It is quite possibly the most melodic, emotional, sad, and at the same time beautiful piece of music I have ever heard. One of my favourite songs of all time. I can't stress enough how amazing this song is, give it a listen.

    Graeme :bassist:
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    When i watched Donnie Darko i Dled this song. God its so depressing.
     
  5. Nadav

    Nadav

    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
  6. The music video for that song is really strange, in an awesome, yet depressing way.


    I listen to some emo, so as far as depressing songs go, I've got an entire friggin library.
     
  7. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    +1
     
  8. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    True, but its depressing to everyone I know, I showed it to a bunch of the girls I know and they all love it...

    Am I getting... Sensitive?
    Bah, Get me a beer.
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Have you ever hear the original version of it? It's by Tears for Fears, the guys that did "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Shout." It's not nearly as sad or touching-Jules' cover is much better.
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Sensitive? You? Never... :p
     
  11. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Some of my favorite sad songs:

    Rasputina - Oh Injury
    Morphine - Swing It Low, Saddest Song (imagine that :D )
    NIN - La Mer, Hurt
    Mars Volta - Televators
    Metallica - Fade to Black
    Dredg - Triangle
    A Perfect Circle - Orestes
     
  12. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Good list. I'd add 'Cemetary Gates' by Pantera, and 'The Unforgiven' by Metallica.

    Graeme :)
     
  13. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS

    I love Dime's chorus riff with all the artificial harmonics. The Ebow part on the Unforgiven is pretty damn cool as well.


    Thought of some more.

    Tom Waits - Clap Hands
    At The Drive In - Non-zero possibility
     
  14. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Modest Mouse - "Wild Pack of Family Dogs" also, "Out Of Gas"

    I love that cover though.
     
  15. Ely

    Ely

    Jun 8, 2001
    Huntsville, AL
    I loved Donnie Darko, and that song has been stuck in my head ever since I saw it. Now I finally know what it's called! YAY.
     
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I much prefer the Tears for Fears original - this is true to the lyrics, which are clearly about mental illness - the cover version is just overly sentimental - the sort of thing Americans love (obviously why it was put in the film) and we hate in Britain!! :meh:

    (Although some younger people are becoming tainted by years of watching Hollywood schmaltz! ;) )
     
  17. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    I'm with Bruce. I like the cover, but the original rules. TFF are a great band with some amazing songs under their belts.

    Russ :bassist: