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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Redpaddy

The most political sad song (banned in Britain since it was first released - and still is).... Harvey Andrews - The Soldier.

Oh, that reminds me of The Pogues' And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. So many sad songs out there!

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Jun-2009, at 12:07 by tway ]

12. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting james

Quoting mim

I love

Runaway train by soul asylum for those seriously glum moments...

I love that song. It reminds me of my old university days.

I learnt it on guitar too! So when I'm feeling especially soulful I'll sit and have a moment with myself and frighten the neighbourhood cats away...

13. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

whoa! you were a carny?!

I used to work with an old carny, he always used to spout of terms like strominator, rebuffer, putzlicker and doniker...

"tell that putzlicker to go get the rebuffer so we can get the stroms from the strominator! I gotta use the doniker!"


anyway back on topic: set fire to the third bar by snow patrol is a tough one for me.

14. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting tway

Quoting sapphyre

But Vincent is the saddest of the lot.

That used to play a lot on the radio when I was a kid, and I always thought it was one of those boring, old ballad songs my Mom liked to listen to. Then I found out what the lyrics were actually talking about... definitely a sad, sad song.

Some of his artworks are beautiful though...

15. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Never understood Van Gogh's work though. I went to an Exhibition of his stuff in Amsterdam last year - and the paintings looked like they'd been done by a class of infants. Give me Salvador Dali any day.
Blimey - I've probably opened a can of worms with this one.... Sorry.

16. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 912 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Vincent IS a sad song.....

As for Van Gogh, I agree. I've stood within a foot of his paintings and thought to myself "Shit, my sister could paint this" I'll take Rembrandt over him any time.

Oh, to stay on topic...From the movie "Once" (a terrific Irish picture) There is a song called the Hill that is damned morose as well.


17. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Rembrandt ... boring. All thumbs up for van Gogh.

For a sad song ... Diana by Therapy? (or the original by Hüsker Dü), and then you of course have the murder ballads album by Nick Cave. Masses of good stuff by Nick Drake. Some good stuff coming out of Philladelphia. (Espers, Rusalnaia)

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Herr Bert

Rembrandt ... boring. All thumbs up for van Gogh.

Must disagree. I like Van Gogh, but this Rembrandt is my favorite and one of the saddest.

As for songs...

Rivertown by Hayes Carll (Said we were stuck on this guy...)

19. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 912 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I'm gonna look for this Hayes Carl guy...

....Nick Drake, especially considering his history is a good pull. I have lots of his music on the ND. By the way, Try Fat Freddy's Drop's Dark Days for a moody drive....It ain't wrist slashing good times...But you'll do a lot of squinting.

Lucretia!!! Great one! An the original version of Last Watch rocks, in my personal opinion. That said; the great thing about art is everyone finds their loves. A beautiful subjective and glorious pass time looking at art.


20. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Nice 1.
I remember awhile back buying a Nick Drake album called 'Bryter Layter'.
There's a track on it called 'At The Chime Of A City Clock'. Heart rendering.
Incidentally, there's an existing open ended contract signed and endorsed by whichever company now owns Island Records, that Nick Drake's albums are never to be taken out of circulation. Quite a mean fete for a guy who popped his clogs in his early 20's, never really sold much beforehand - and he's still not the most hugely recognised artist.
Good stuff though.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jun-2009, at 13:42 by Redpaddy ]