1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

One of "Darkest" Songs You Like to Play

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by rickbass, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Just added "Put a Spell on You" by various artists like Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Creedence Clearwater to my main band's repertoire.

    I never realized the "darkness" of this song before....I feel almost suicidal after playing it, it is so dark and in hell's basement. When done well, you can hear the self-horror.

    Any other songs that just blow you down with their darkness ???
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Niama. That stuff is dark :p
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    OK, right up front, I'm a big cheeseball. That said, I've always loved the feel to "House of the Rising Sun".
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    You gotta hate yourself if that one messes you up.........it sounds like addiction to me.
  5. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.

    The Marilyn Manson version of that song is pretty evil too.
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Rik, I couldn't even tell you all the words, it's the melody that gets me.
  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    The Quick - Girls Against The World

    Listen to it. Aside from dark production, and being about the Powerpuff Girls, this is one dark song. Now, you can laugh right now, but go and listen to it, and you see if I'm not right.

    I'm lookin at you Bliss.
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I'm invisible; according to my dentist, so I doubt it.
  9. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Oh Injury - Rasputina
    Televators - Mars Volta
    Heartattack In A Layby - Porcupine Tree
    Non-zero Possibility - At The Drive In
    Vera Lynn - Pink Floyd
    The Great Below - Nine Inch Nails
    Space Oddity - David Bowie
    Song 69 from Undertow - Tool
  10. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    It's actually a "sweet" song, but Crescent moon by Cowboys Junkies sounds dark to me. Margo Timmins just ahs a way of singing innocent words in a haunting tone
  11. "Fighting crime, trying to save the world
    Here they come just in time
    The Powerpuff Girls!"

    That is a dark, mean, scary song.

    Then again, I'm an evil monkey with my oversized brain in a glass case mounted to my head.


  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You being a Philistine, or have you actually heard the song? It's not the Powerpuff Girls theme, it's something seperate.
  13. not a bass song, but...

    Delia's Gone by Johnny Cash.

    gotta love it. maybe i could adapt it for bass and vocals.

  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Boy! He has done some very "dark" stuff.

    IMO, the melodies don't evoke such depression and horror, but the lyrics are just like - "Put a gun to your head and say it's over."
  15. David Bowie- ashes to ashes

    Therapy- screamager, going nowhere

    Joy Division- she's lost control, isolation

    The Cure- fight, fascination street, at night
  16. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    No one expresses despair better.
  17. Just being a knob. You know, any excuse you can have to post a picture of Mojojojo...

    Although it's not a "dark" song, I really like the idea behind "Every Breath You Take." Talk about creepy, everyone thinks it's a traditional love song.
  18. Steven- by Alice Cooper- chilling