Eerily Prescient Albums

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Coincidence, I'm sure, but the lyrics to Wilco's Jesus, etc. did sound like they foreshadowed 09/11:

Jesus, don't cry
you can rely on me honey
you can combine anything you want
I'll be around
you were right about the stars
each one is a setting sun

tall buildings shake
voices escape singing sad sad songs
tuned to chords strung down your cheeks
bitter melodies turning your orbit around

don't cry
you can rely on me honey
you can come by any time you want
I'll be around
you were right about the stars
each one is a setting sun

tall buildings shake
voices escape singing sad sad songs
tuned to chords strung down your cheeks
bitter melodies turning your orbit around

voices whine
skyscrapers are scraping together
your voice is smoking
last cigarettes are all you can get
turning your orbit around

our love
our love
our love is all we have
our love
our love is all of God's money
everyone is a burning sun

Could mean a lot of things, I realize. The song was written and recorded before 09/11, FWIW.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

What's prescient about that first album?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

As for 9/11 "predictions", I think Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" (from 1981) sounds really creepy today:

Hello? Is anybody home? Well, you don't know me,
but I know you.
And I've got a message to give to you.
Here come the planes.
So you better get ready. Ready to go. You can come
as you are, but pay as you go. Pay as you go.

And I said: OK. Who is this really? And the voice said:
This is the hand, the hand that takes. This is the
hand, the hand that takes.
This is the hand, the hand that takes.
Here come the planes.
They're American planes. Made in America.
Smoking or non-smoking?
And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom
of night shall stay these couriers from the swift
completion of their appointed rounds.

'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justive is gone, there's always force.
And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi Mom!

Tuomas, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

"time to get paid, blow up like the world trade", obv.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Coup to thread...

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

prescient in reverse? xp

Genghis Khan and his brother Don (G00blar), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

or did you forget about the 1993 World Trade Center bombing?

Genghis Khan and his brother Don (G00blar), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wham!'s 1983 album Fantastic gave a chilling warning of the 1987 Hungerford Massacre which claimed the lives of 16 people, some of them Wham! fans. Probably.

The album opens with "Bad Boys" and in British criminal history there have been few "boys" badder than mass murderer Michael Ryan. "Dear Mummy, Dear Daddy, you had plans for me/I was your only son" runs the opening line. Chillingly, Michael Ryan was an only son. Who shot his dear Mummy. The song goes on to speculate that Good Guys make rules for fools. Following Ryan's unprecedented slaughter, the Good Guys in the Conservative cabinet would introduce new rules on gun ownership. This may well have left shooting enthusiasts feeling like fools.

The next track is "Ray of Sunshine". It hardly needs pointing out that "Ray" contains three of the letters from the name "Ryan".

Michael Ryan had 2 first names. Like George Michael.

"Love Machine" is next, with its chilling lyric "Whenever I think of you, my mind blows a fuse." Like a lone psychopath about to indulge in a shooting spree. Machine = machine-gun??

"Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do)" contains a chilling echo of the noise of a gun being fired, plus a clear reference to Ryan's sick enjoyment of shooting a bunch of people he didn't know.

"Club Tropicana" may be a coded, chilling reference to Ryan's preferred brand of orange juice. Also George Michael's grim assertion that "There's enough for everyone" can only refer to the ready supply of bullets carried by Michael Ryan on that fateful August day.

"Nothing Looks the Same in the Light" = Hungerford, the morning after. "You never know, you just might see, Another boy who crept in your room..." JESUS CHRIST PEOPLE WHY DIDN'T THEY LISTEN ???

Penultimate track "Come On" features such chilling lyrics as "Oh no, don't think that I'm not scared,
Oh no, don't think that I'm prepared. I just take each day as it comes, Because it may - it may -,
It may be the last one!"

The final track is called "Young Guns Go For It" which I haven't worked a connection out for yet.

Anyway, the truth is out there yada yada yada visit my Youtube page for further details.

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

explosions in the sky amirite

yes threads (country matters), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

always thought this cover was eerie, notice on Moon's chair and the fact that he kicked it soon after...

http://www.thewho.info/images/WAY-LP-INDIA-A.jpg

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

ach, given the notice on Moon's chair...

henry s, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's almost like the chair murdered him

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Coming soon: how Dido's 1999 chef-d'oeuvre No Angel chillingly predicted the 2007 floods in Hull.

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

not album, song. "Casualties of War" by Eric B. and Rakim. circa '92, I think.

Cause it ain't no way I'm going back to war
when I don't know who or what I'm fighting for
So I wait for terrorists to attack
Every time a truck backfires I fire back
I look for shelter when a plane is over me
Remember Pearl Harbor? New York could be over, G
Kamikaze, strapped with bombs
No peace in the East, they want revenge for Saddam
Did I hear gunshots, or thunder?
No time to wonder, somebody's going under
Put on my fatigues and my camoflouge
Take control, cause I'm in charge
When I snapped out of it, it was blood, dead bodies on the floor
CASUALTIES OF WAR! (4X)

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

prescient in reverse? xp

― Genghis Khan and his brother Don (G00blar), Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:28 AM (9 minutes ago)

postscient

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Gap Band's chilling "Oops Upside Your Head" foretold the 1984 Brighton hotel bombing of the Conservative cabinet.

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

- Breggars Banquet predicted the Stones' music becominag a load of old toilet
- The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band's Gorilla predicted the tragedy of Death Cab for Cutie

Henry Frog (Frogman Henry), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

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Chillingly predicted the second season of The Osbournes.

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

ABBA's GOLD sold enough copies to be certified as a gold album.

^ THIS IS WHY (I DIED), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dana's "All Kinds of Everything" predicted the Irish economy going tits up.

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

'There's Nobody Quite Like Grandma' by the St Winifred's School Choir is a chilling warning about the unspeakable crimes of the world's most prolific serial killer Dr Harold Shipman.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Young's 1955 hit "The Man from Laramie" chilling predicted the chilling rise of Internet taste-maker Geir Hongro.

"The man from Laramie
He was a man with a peaceful turn of mind
He was kind of sociable and friendly
Friendly as any man could be
But you never saw a man out-draw
The man from Laramie

The man from Laramie
He was a man with a warm and gentle heart
But when they'd start the arguing and fightin'
Frightenin' and lightning fast was he
There was no coyote who could outshoot
The man from Laramie

He had a flair for ladies
The ladies loved his air of mystery

The west will never see
A man with so many notches on his gun
Everyone admired the fearless stranger
Danger was this man's speciality
So they never bossed or double crossed
The man from Laramie

He had a flair for ladies
Now the ladies loved his air of mystery

The west will never see
A man with so many notches on his gun
Everyone admired the fearless stranger
Danger was this man's speciality
So they never bossed or double crossed
The man from Laramie"

(Laramie is a small herring-fishing village in the Trøndelag region of Norway.)

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

"It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" is the first recorded attempt at Geirbaiting.

haha unbelievable Geir xposting

dada wouldn't buy me a bauhaus (aldo), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

CHILLING

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wait, hang on -- what's prescient about the Shamm 69 album?

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

itt: chillops

yes threads (country matters), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

To clarify, Jimmy Pursey's chilling pose on the front of Tell Us the Truth is not predictive of anything as far as I'm aware, the picture simply illustrates that this thread will tell the truth about Rock's secret agenda. Altho looking at that cover I'm wondering if it's predicting the video for that woohoo song by Blur.

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also who knew Ian Beale was in Sham 69?

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sham 69 album refers to the sinking of the Belgrano in the Falklands War.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

^ was gonna say, seems pretty clear to me

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

I guess every pre 9/11 song ever recorded that mentions planes predicts 9/11. Thoroughly chilling.

Bill Magill, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 17:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Cheap Trick's "He's a Whore" chillingly predicted CONTROVERSIAL MODERATOR EDIT

Passantino Complexion (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 17:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Coincidence, I'm sure, but the lyrics to Wilco's Jesus, etc. did sound like they foreshadowed 09/11"

Are you SURE it's a coincindence? Very chilling.

Bill Magill, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

system of a down's 'toxicity' came out on september 4, 2001...

JET PILOT

Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot
One that smiled when he flew over the bay
Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot
One that smiled when he flew over the bay
My source is the source of all creation
Her, discourse, is that we all dont survey
The skies, right before
Right before they go gray
My source, and my remorse
Flying over a great bay

CHOP SUEY!

I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide

PRISON SONG

Utilising drugs to pay for secret wars around the world
Drugs are now your global policy now you police the globe
Drug money is used to rig elections
And train brutal corporate sponsored dictators
Around the world
They're trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)

ooo! spooky!

maybe not.

m the g, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 18:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Coincidence, I'm sure, but the lyrics to Wilco's Jesus, etc. did sound like they foreshadowed 09/11"

Are you SURE it's a coincindence? Very chilling.

― Bill Magill

Am I sure about that? No. But I'm sure I agree with you about this:

"beyonce could def beat up radiohead"

she's free to beat me up anytime.

― Bill Magill

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 15 April 2009 18:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

:)

Bill Magill, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 18:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

is this the thread where I get to wonder at Ramble Tamble talking about "actors in the White House" a full ten years before Reagan took office?

jagged-electronically mäandernden underbody (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 23:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

that's not all that surprising - Reagan was governor of CA and had been widely seen as a contender for the presidency

Pre-Beatles Yoko Ono (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 23:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

dammit shakey...yer ruining my paranoid schizophrenia...

jagged-electronically mäandernden underbody (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 23:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

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jagged-electronically mäandernden underbody (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 23:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't see the "O Superman" 9/11 connection.

"Here come the planes." Whooo, that's creepy.

The Coup's Party Music album cover, on the other hand...

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 16 April 2009 00:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Are we still posting 9/11 lyrics? People talk about this one a lot too:

The Ex, "Town of Stone"

...No chance to wait for things to change
unless buildings get hit by planes
no chance to stop this money vulture
from turning bullshit into culture...

from Dizzy Spells, 2001 (!)

Ivan, Thursday, 16 April 2009 01:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Prince's 1999 released in 1982 predicted that people would use the last year of the century as an excuse to party, and in 1999, they did.

photoshop your disgusting ass partner into passive-aggressive notes (sarahel), Thursday, 16 April 2009 01:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mark E Smith to thread

ambience chaser (S-), Thursday, 16 April 2009 03:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

end of the century was released waay back in 1980. HOW DID THEY KNOW?

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 03:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

heartbeat city was released 13 years before 31/08/1997

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 03:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

contains their biggest hit, Drive a clear warning to diana, princess of wales.

in a further twist, the video for the song was directed by academy award winning actor timothy hutton, whose son milo was born on 09/11/2001

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 03:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

^^^ Chilling stuff.

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 08:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one who misread the thread title as "Early Prurient Albums" and got excited about reading a good S/D thread? Yes? Carry on.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Don't make me post that Virgin Killer album cover in here.

Incidentally, the Scorpions' Virgin Killer eerily foretold the subsequent collapse of high street DVD emporium Virgin and the 2010 death by Percodan overdose of smug bearded twat Richard Branson.

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Heartbeat City was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Right after he produced Pyromania. Have you ever really thought about the cover of Pyromania?

james k polk, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

YES. And Lange went on to marry Shania Twain, whose first name is chillingly only one letter away from "Sharia" and whose single "That Don't Impress Me Much" sums up the loathing felt by Islamic extremists for decadent western culture.

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Incidentally, this web site: http://www.muttlange.net/ is awesome if you need information on Mutt Lange or Star Wars.

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I clicked on the Princess Lea bikini wallpaper.

james k polk, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Petit Mal "Crisis in the Credit System"

bendy, Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Listening to a lot of Dagmar Krause lately, a lot of those Brecht/ Weill/ Eisler songs sounded more than somewhat OTM

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Brecht really knew how to put economics in to a pop song. Not that many others have tried. "Tank Battles" is one of my fav albums ever. Petit Mal/Antifamily seem to take a lot from the Brecht outlook, without succumbing to the Bob Fosse-isms of Dresden Dolls.

bendy, Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

"That is the pfennig - where is the mark!?!?"

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah I dunno, dude but that Smiths/Diana thread was way out of hand.

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

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Eerily prescient of a band of cloud developing over eastern Africa by lunchtime tomorrow, with maybe some patchy drizzle in Madagascar.

The Unbearable Skegness of Being (NickB), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bahahahahahahahahaha

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also look out for Chris de Burgh's legs being transplanted for a giant beach ball some time soon.

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.irvinehousingblog.com/images/uploads/2008sept2/The%20Fixx%20Reach.jpg

The first clue that this album predicted 9/11 almost twenty fucking years early is the cover which obv. shows a jumper.

There are many other clues, though. Consider the hit "Saved By Zero". Never mind the ominous title which alone is enough. See the video for conclusive proof:

The video opens with a cut of the NY skyline, with the WTC clearly visible. There are many other noteworthy signs of 9/11 but I draw your attention to the chair falling over at 2:15 and many objects falling over soon thereafter, and especially the person falling through a window at 3:15. In case you have you doubts note the lyrics, written from the perspective of one of the pilots:

Maybe, someday
Saved by zero
I’ll be more together
Stretched by fewer
Thoughts that leave me
Chasing after
My dreams disown me

Loaded with danger
Maybe I’ll win
Saved by Zero
Holding onto
Words that teach me
I will conquer
Space around me

This is an anthem of jihad.

"One Thing Leads To Another" also foretells 9/11 and the aftermath. The video shows an anthrax investigation as well as repeated foreshadowing of governmental torture (shackles, underground tunnels in CIA "black sites", the dogs of Abu Ghraib). Note the last verse:

Then it's easy to believe
Somebody's been lying to me
But when the wrong word goes in the right ear
I know you've been lying to me
It's getting rough, off the cuff
I've got to say enough's enough
Bigger the harder he falls
But when the wrong antidote
Is like a bulge on the throat
You run for cover in the heat
Why don't they

Not just a reference to falling, but to antidotes (anthrax), running for cover in the heat (of explosions).

The final coup is the 2000 remix of the tune by J. Benitez, who is a professor of emergency medicine (holy shit) at the University of Rochester in NEW YORK holy holy shit.

Euler, Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Have you ever really thought about the cover of Pyromania?"

Not once. Ever.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

nah the FIXX album is CLEARLY predicting Michael Phelps' gold medal run in 2008

http://www.irvinehousingblog.com/images/uploads/2008sept2/The%20Fixx%20Reach.jpg
http://machochip.com/Michael%20Phelps%207%20Gold.jpg

^ THIS IS WHY (I DIED), Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

^^^ Al Quaeda had to bring 9/11 forward by a day when they realised that the Fixx were on their tail.

x-post

The Unbearable Skegness of Being (NickB), Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Err, by a month

The Unbearable Skegness of Being (NickB), Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

This still freaks me out: Nomeansno's Wrong was what I had in the discman when I took it to work on 9/11/2001. Second song on that album is "The Tower"; these are the lyrics:

The sword of thruth is just another weapon
Let me live for one more second
I see a woman she's holding flowers
A bouquet of roses that are blood red
From a burning building, a man leaps to his death
I stand above these mansions of the death
Red tombs and above us looms
The Tower

I see red
I see a tower against the sky
Beneath a red unblinking eye

Radiowaves curve and cross
I stand below them - Lost !
Above me is a black obelisk
And the dangers that i risk
Here gather the ghosts of the mind
That tear my heard and here i find
All that traps that have been set
Everything i would forget, beneath
The Tower

I see red
I see a tower against the sky
Beneath a red unblinking eye

Violence is close at hand
You are damned if you do
And if you don't - Dammed !
A red eye, A tyrant full of hate
Glares from the sky, It's captive state
If it should blink ordeviate
A thousand words would obliterate
I do not move, nor do i speak
Beneath that hard and pitiless peak
Of concrete , steel and antennae wheels
The Tower

Again, that's the second song on the album. Presuming I began to play the disc immediately upon arrival at work at 9am EST, that means that I was listening to "The Tower" at the exact moment the second WTC tower was hit. Weird...

Myonga Vön Bontee, Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Chilling. Too bad it doesn't mention a plane then you'd be in really good shape.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

My worklplace was right opposite the grounds of Toronto's Pearson Airport, where planes were being constantly diverted all morning long.

On a more lighthearted note, this verse from Bob Dylan's "Tiny Montgomery"...

Now, he's king of the drunks
An' he squeezes, too
Watch out, Lester
Take it Lou

...clearly looks ahead nearly a decade to the Lester Bangs/Lou Reed verbal battles of 1975-76, as documented in the pages of CREEM Magazine. "King of the drunks" could be either Bangs or Reed, while the "squeezes" bit must be a reference to the Velvet Underground's one non-Lou album.

Myonga Vön Bontee, Thursday, 16 April 2009 14:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Heh heh

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 14:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

YES. And Lange went on to marry Shania Twain, whose first name is chillingly only one letter away from "Sharia" and whose single "That Don't Impress Me Much" sums up the loathing felt by Islamic extremists for decadent western culture.

― Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:12 (6 hours ago)

jesus christ this is just nonsense- bringing this whole thread down imho

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

OPEN YOUR EYES, MAN

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mercury Rev's All Is Dream was released on 9/11/01, and the opening track, "The Dark Is Rising," contains the following line:

"I always dreamed of big crowds
Plumes of smoke and high clouds
But dreams don't last for long"

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

When you were young you were the king of carrot flowers
And how you built a tower tumbling through the trees
In holy rattlesnakes that fell all 'round your feet

When America was young and naive (before 9/11), they built a tower (literally the twin towers, but also represents American imperialism and military power). A carrot is a biennial plant, which means that it normally takes two years to flower; but under certain conditions it can complete its life cycle in just a few months. America was the "king of carrot flowers" because it was able to rise to power so quickly. The old powers of Europe were the well-established "trees" that America's rising tower knocked over. But when the Cold War ended and the last remaining tree (USSR) was knocked over, all the rattlesnakes (military technology) of the former USSR ended up in the hands of religious fanatics like Osama Bin Laden ("holy rattlesnakes"), who used them to resist the USA.

Your mum would stick a fork right into daddy's shoulder
And dad would throw the garbage all across the floor

Mum in this case means America, the 'motherland', which will be fertilized by Al-Qaeda terror attack and give birth to the New World Order. Mum also refers to the President of the United States. When President Clinton was "mum", he retaliated against Bin Laden (daddy) by shooting cruise missiles at Al-Qaeda training camps (stuck a fork in their shoulder). Bin Laden throws garbage across the floor because he lives in a cave.

As we would lay and learn what each other's bodies were for

The process of globalization inevitably bringing "bodies" closer together.

And this is the room one afternoon I knew I could love you
And from above you how I sank into your soul
Into that secret place where no one dares to go

"The room" is where Bin Laden realizes how to love America. "Love" means to conquer -- Jesus told us to "love your enemy". He sends planes "from above" to "sink into the soul" of America (World Trade Center and Pentagon). Before that, no one had dared to challenge American hegemony.

Your mum would drink until she was no longer speaking
And dad would dream of all the different ways to die
Each one a little more than he could dare to try

George W. Bush, an inarticulate former alcoholic, is America's new "mum". Bin Laden is in his cave "dreaming of all the different ways to die", i.e. he is worried that Americans will find him and kill him.

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Here's to Shutting Up is the eighth studio album by Superchunk. Brian Paulson, who served as co-producer, previously worked with the band on 1994's Foolish.

On this album, the band continued to develop away from the fuzzy punk-pop of its earlier days to something more textured. Keyboards, strings and acoustic guitars abound, and even a pedal steel makes an appearance on "Phone Sex."

The band left "Phone Sex" out of the initial performances of the accompanying tour; with the 11 September 2001 attacks a painfully fresh memory, the members felt uncomfortable performing a song featuring the lyrics "Plane crash footage on TV / I know, I know that could be me."

^^ release date was 9/18/01 btw

brewer and what (some dude), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

guys this is really really fun

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

bernard snowy knows whats up

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

GUYS RYAN ADAMS, TONY CURTIS, WTF

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ryan Adams looks like a fucker with some dark secrets.

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

The only album I ever got kinda weird about listening to post-9/11 was Firewater's Psychopharmacology, which was released in summer '01, mainly for the songs "Black Box Recording" (for obvious reasons) and "The Man With The Blurry Face" (which opens with the line "it started off like a regular Tuesday" and just generally alludes to some kind of vague murder/disaster situation).

brewer and what (some dude), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fTuvN0FmL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Note the 3 towers in the middle: 2 for the WTC and 1 for Tower 7. Surrounded by falling debris. Also track 6 is "Una Paloma Blanca" - a WHITE DOVE, a bird in the sky, like a jumbo jet. Side 2 features "Monster Mash" (no explanation needed) followed by "Give It Up" (ditto). Finally, the cover of Joy Division's "Atmosphere" opens the album with a foreboding mood. "Leave in silence" indeed.

Rating: Chilling.

Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Man With The Blurry Face is particularly terrifying seeing as you could actually see the blurry face of Osama Bin Laden in the billowing clouds of 9/11 ash.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

in 'all along the watchtower', written by jimi hendrix in the 70's-

There must be some kind of way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
Theres too much confusion
I cant get no relief

clear references to the confusion of those in the towers, the 'thief' of corporate america as represented by the WTC, and the villain 'joker' who perished by fallin from a tall building in tim burton's commie bashing 'batman'

in the denouement of the final verse-

Two riders were approachin
And the wind began to howl

self explanatory. chilling

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

guys i've just heard about this book 'TOLKIEN'

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ted Nugent's "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" forsaw the crisis in Darfur, genocide in Rwanda and the subprime mortgage crisis. Some experts believe it also predicted the 2002 Bali bombing and the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth and sixth Super Bowl titles.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 16 April 2009 17:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

5th AND 6th? Ok I gotta call bullshit.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 April 2009 17:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's what i thought. It's a bit chilling.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 16 April 2009 17:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah if you can't back it up then it doesn't belong on this thread. this is skull and bones level shit only right here

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 April 2009 18:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

why did this thread stop? not government pressure, i hope.

Bobkate Goldtwat (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 02:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

Ryan Adams looks like a fucker with some dark secrets.

― Pat Phoenix Wright, Messageboard Attorney (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:42 (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

eerily prescient message board posts

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