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Sunday December 18, 2005 2:45 PM
In the past, people have used music to inspire them into certain modes of thought, certian actions, or emotions. Today, this is unchanged. However, there is a marked addition to our musical genres. Today, we have more music which was either inspired to be creepy, inspired by the creepy, or making fun of the creepy.

Inspired to be Creepy

This part of the Conspiracy music set is actually the oldest of the musical forms according to some scholars. Historians beleive the early religious leaders may have used creepy music to frighten or effect the worshippers. In the Classical and post-Classical periods, we find a small influx of these Songs from the Crypt. Night on Bald Mountain, Die Erlkoing, Hall of the Mountain King, Dance Macbre, Witches Sabbat. All of these masterworks were designed to be creepy...

Today, we see an influx in creepy music, Goth and Dark rock, death metal, and even dark folk are out there to send a shiver down your spine.

Inspired by the Creepy

In the Classical Period and later, many of the musical works inspired to be creepy were also inspired BY the creepy. Today, we see the same trend, with one specific album of special consideration.

In March of 1996, a new compilation album came out.... executively produced by an unusual source. Chris Carter had released an album. "Songs in the Key of X: Music Inspired by the X-files" was a first. Never before had someone put together a compilation CD inspired by a single show... but, the X-files was never anything normal. Bringing together artists as varied as R.E.M. with William S. Burroughs (Star Kitten), to Sherryl Crow (On the Outside), to Nick Cave (Red Right Hand), to an cross-time collision of Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie {Hands of Death, (Burn Baby Burn)}, this album was a gem to both the X-phile, and the modern consipirator.

Making fun of the Creepy

Humour is a commonly used method of defeating our fears. And sometimes we do it just to be funny.

In the songs "Illuminati Polka" and "Trans(ylvania) Poly U Fight" song, Tom Smith pokes fun at both the conspiracy nuts, and the creepy villians of movies, books, and theater.

Which of the three do you perfer? Can you suggest more songs for your fellow members?
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Tuesday February 28, 2006 2:07 AM
I'm not sure if I reading you correctly but well. . .

I would have to choose Inspired to be Creepy. One of my latest obsessions happends to be Miasma and the Carousel of Headless Horses and it is definitely and little creepy.

If you are of the unknowing go here:
http://www.headlesshorses.co.uk
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Saturday September 16, 2006 9:56 AM
In a world of Cinema, and video games, I must stick with inspired to be creepy. WIthout it i wouldn't get those tingly, Oh my F%$*ing God feelings when playing something like Silent hill or watching Saw. Music is sorta like vizualization of emotions, and even without the picture the music puts you in the mood.
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Monday September 18, 2006 10:32 AM
I'm definitely for Inspired by the Creepy. One of my favorite songs is Radiohead's "Climbing up the walls," which I believe was inspired by a serial killer. Or is written from the perspective of one, at least. Either way, the first time I heard it I had chills.


Or, for Inspired to be Creepy, Todd Rundgren's "Lockjaw" off of his a cappella album. It gave me nightmares as a child.
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Saturday May 12, 2007 9:55 AM
Inspired by the Creepy

One of the Creepist I've experience was King Diamond's conceptual album Abigail, the ghost of a stillborn bastard girl. The opening, Funeral literally sent a chill up my spine.

[[Edited by Lich_Nexus on Saturday May 12, 2007 9:56 AM]]
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The Classical Greeks were not influenced by the Classical Greeks!
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