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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:14    Post subject: Most fortean song... Reply with quote

Having a bit of random bounce around on the interwebs, I found this the track Camouflage by Stan Ridgway (possibly a forgotten classic as it got to #4 here in the UK) and, given it's urban legend style narrative, it got me to think about what a top ten of fortean inspired tracks would be like.

Discounting the obvious Ray Parker Jr with Ghostbusters but including Ghost Riders (in the Sky) - Outlaws version Smile, what other tracks can we add-in fortean pop pickers?
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops - didn't notice the fortean music thread below. Errr... mods, could you do the honours please? Thanks!
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bowie's Drive-In Saturday springs immediately to mind.
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's this rare little number from Ella Fitzgerald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua4t-xPLVA
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigphoot1 wrote:
There's this rare little number from Ella Fitzgerald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua4t-xPLVA


Always good to hear Ella Smile There's probably an entire subgenre of Flying Saucer related jazz and rock and roll from the 50s.
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

beakboo wrote:
Bowie's Drive-In Saturday springs immediately to mind.


Bowie does a time travel riff before life on mars did well... life on mars... Smile
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

'I Ran' by A Flock of Seagulls is a little Fortean.
It seems to be vaguely about alien abduction and the cover art shows a UFO reflected in a pair of sunglasses.
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Eagle's Hotel California seems very fortean

and a ghostly number from Godley and Creme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ85eeZL7yA
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't really let the Moody blues be ignored. Here's Slide Zone in concert. With flute solo. Cool

There's also Zagler and Evans with In the Year 2525 if you want to be depressed after that Embarassed
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigphoot1 wrote:
The Eagle's Hotel California seems very fortean

and a ghostly number from Godley and Creme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ85eeZL7yA


Liking the very non-plussed ToTP audience in the video Laughing
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A futuristic song from The Who http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZCcbNUvfiU
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 18:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A futuristic song from The Who http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZCcbNUvfiU


I'm sure I read a Pete Townsend interview where songs like that and Baba O'Reilly and so on were part of a aborted rock opera/concept album dealing with a society in collapse. Can't quite remember the ins and outs but it sounded a lot like a rock version of the 1970s Quatermass serial.
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Yes, I think it was his Lifehouse project.
905 is from an abandoned project John Entwistle was working on about a future society.
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

ginjabadja wrote:
bigphoot1 wrote:
There's this rare little number from Ella Fitzgerald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua4t-xPLVA


Always good to hear Ella Smile There's probably an entire subgenre of Flying Saucer related jazz and rock and roll from the 50s.


Ian Simmons did a talk on this for the Edinburgh Fortean Society and there are such delights as everything by Gong and Sun Ra.

More recently "What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster" with Bigfoot etc in the video. There's an Ogopogo Waltz and many, many more...
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PostPosted: 20-10-2012 19:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should compile an album "Now That's What I Call Fortean Music!"
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