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mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/1/16 12:16 p.m.

Inspired by the country bashing thread, what are the best Murder Songs out there?

My votes go to the following:
- Blackjack County Chain, Willie Nelson
- L.A. County, Lyle Lovett
- Crazy Eddies Last Hurrah, Cross Canadian Ragweed/Reckless Kelly
- Sonora's Death Row, Robert Earl Keen

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory UltraDork
12/1/16 12:23 p.m.

Primus, My Name Is Mud

Six foot two and rude as hell I got to get him in the ground before he starts to smell

Told that by this sonsabitch that lies before me bloated blue and cold

We had our words, a common spat So I kissed him upside the cranium with an aluminum baseball bat

Queensryche has the best stalker song in Gonna Get Close To You. Not a murder song but it's a first step sometimes.

"I dial your telephone each and every afternoon I wait by your door till you're asleep at night And when you're alone I know when you Turn out the light"

Not sure I'm altogether comfortable making light of these things but if we're just having fun then what the hell?

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UberDork
12/1/16 12:31 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/d2WGosWonbk

My murderside comes with a side of road rage.

classicJackets
classicJackets Reader
12/1/16 12:31 p.m.

Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash (has to be the live version)

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/1/16 12:31 p.m.

Murder by David Gilmour.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 PowerDork
12/1/16 12:36 p.m.

Down by the River -- Neil Young

Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
12/1/16 12:40 p.m.

I Used to Love Her, G-n-R

Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
12/1/16 12:43 p.m.

Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon

Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
12/1/16 12:44 p.m.

Plush, Stone Temple Pilots

Furious_E
Furious_E Dork
12/1/16 12:48 p.m.

Angel of Death - Slayer

Not just murder, but genocide. If you're unfamiliar with the subject matter, Google Josef Mengele.

RevRico
RevRico Dork
12/1/16 12:49 p.m.

torture killer, or any other song on Six Feet Unders Maximum Violence album.

Anyone who uses autotune in their "music" makes me want to murder people, does that count?

berkeleyed with a Knife - Cannibal Corpse

red_stapler
red_stapler Dork
12/1/16 12:51 p.m.

Xero Tolerance - Type O Negative

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
12/1/16 12:54 p.m.
Tom_Spangler wrote: Murder by David Gilmour.

Taking David Gilmour back to Pink Floyd, there's "One of these days (I'm going to cut you into little pieces!)"

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/1/16 12:54 p.m.

Oops--meant to put this in off topic.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory UltraDork
12/1/16 1:00 p.m.
mtn wrote: Oops--meant to put this in off topic.

Maybe we can come up with murder-by-car songs to keep it relevant?

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/1/16 1:06 p.m.

Pink Floyd - One of these days. The only vocal in the entire song is:

"One of these days I am going to cut you into little pieces"

Simple and to the point.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/1/16 1:12 p.m.

Big Black: Bazooka Joe

Joe comes back from the war very different. He has done nothing but kill and watch death for many long months. He has trouble adjusting until a friend suggests a new line of work, compatible with Joe's new skills.

I like it, because the subject matter is implied, and they sampled an M1 Grand in the song.

Joe comes back from the war very different. He has done nothing but kill and watch death for many long months. He has trouble adjusting until a friend suggests a new line of work, compatible with Joe's new skills.

former520
former520 Reader
12/1/16 1:12 p.m.

Snoop Dogg - Murder was the case. I believe he is also the only one on the list to face actual murder charges and beat it on self defense.

NickD
NickD Dork
12/1/16 1:13 p.m.

Little Piece Of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold. A whole 'nother layer of creepy besides murdering.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/16 1:13 p.m.

There's an early Jewel song with the line "I'm going to use your tongue as a stamp", which I always thought was pretty chilling, especially delivered in her little girl voice with an acoustic guitar backing.

Manslaughter song: I Hung My Head by Sting, later covered by Johnny Cash.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/1/16 1:17 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: I Hung My Head by Sting, later covered by Johnny Cash.

Not murder. Clearly involuntary manslaughter (no intent).

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory UltraDork
12/1/16 1:19 p.m.

Jimi Hendrix: Hey Joe

Uh, hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman down, you shot her down. Uh, hey Joe, I heard you shot you old lady down, you shot her down to the ground. Yeah!

Yes, I did, I shot her, you know I caught her messin' 'round, messin' 'round town. Uh, yes I did, I shot her you know I caught my old lady messin' 'round town. And I gave her the gun and I shot her!

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
12/1/16 1:20 p.m.
ebonyandivory wrote:
mtn wrote: Oops--meant to put this in off topic.
Maybe we can come up with murder-by-car songs to keep it relevant?

Cannibal Corpse - Shredded Humans

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/16 1:22 p.m.
aircooled wrote:
Keith Tanner wrote: I Hung My Head by Sting, later covered by Johnny Cash.
Not murder. Clearly involuntary manslaughter (no intent).

Yeah, I corrected that. Wasn't there a Vonnegut story along the same lines? Deadeye Dick IIRC. And check the time signature of the Sting version. Cash simplified it.

Still, people got killed. Just like in The Legend of Johnny Kool by Brian Setzer.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/16 1:23 p.m.

I think metal songs should have been disqualified from this list

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