Fortean Songs

GNC

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Thanks! I don't follow the music charts as much as I used to, do we still get Fortean tunes? Has Ed Sheeran conjured up one about the time he saw an old lady standing at the foot of his bed, or has Tinie Tempah related his missing time UFO encounter? Not saying those happened... but what if they did?
 

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Or Ozzy Osbourne's Mr Crowley - worth a listen for the astonishing guitar solo by the late great Randy Rhodes:

 

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One of my favorite Fortean songs.


Sorry, I haven't succeed to copy the lyrics here with my phone...
 

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'The Visitation' : White Noise.

I don't know if anyone will be able to find this. someone 'borrowed' my copy of the LP so I can't add any more details.

But it's worth a listen if you can find it.

INT21
 

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Saw Blue Öyster Cult on Wednesday night at Nottingham Rock City - 45th anniversary tour.
More Fortean subjects than you can shake a weird stick at.

"Real World"

Rains of fish and rains of frogs
Arias sung by mongrel dogs
Whispers from the desert stones
Divinations in lizard bones

Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out
Yeah

Discs that stretch into cigars
Angels buy drinks in skid row bars
Virgin mary winks from the sky
Trees twist into secret signs

Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out

Strange We think our lives are real
Strange Amusement parks, our business deals
Strange Stranger still our empty lives
TV replacing kids and wife
Strange Lives consumed with soapy talk
Lives lived in fear of taking a walk

Oh the real world is bizarre enough for me
Oh the real world - bizarre enough for me

We're drifting in the waiting room
Call it real, but call me real soon
The world is living Gaia's at hand
Hear her laughing in earthquake land

Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out
Something beyond is reaching out to you
Something beyond
Is reaching out

Reaching out
 

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'The Visitation' : White Noise.

I don't know if anyone will be able to find this. someone 'borrowed' my copy of the LP so I can't add any more details.

But it's worth a listen if you can find it.

INT21

The album is reputed to contain the most tape edit segments of any ever, recorded as it was before the days of synthesisers & sampling. Delia Derbyshire of BBC Radiophonic Workshop & Dr Who theme tune fame is one of the people involved.

There's a lengthy article by Julian Cope about it here.
 
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Hunk,

That's a very good write up.
I'll have to trawl the web and try to get a CD copy.

Thanks for that.

INT21
 

GNC

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Did Flying Saucer Attack have a song called Rezillos?
 

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I'm not sue where to post this one, it could also go in what music, sci fi or horror films but it's some funky 80's style darkwave synth pop .. I love it, I've only just found it .. I can just imagine this playing while someone runs through a water soaked L.A. street at night being chased by robot zombies or something similar :cool:

 
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Yeah Folklore Tapes is a great label - I've been buying the 'Archival Reissue Series' (missed out the first time round, and the original releases are so limited they cost a pretty penny nowadays).

All of the 'Devon Folklore' stuff is great, double 10" vinyl sets in gatefold sleeves with stunning 'research booklets'. I think Volume 5 may be the only one left in stock on the site now though.

I really want the Black Dog set but it's £58.... http://www.folkloretapes.co.uk/product/ftoci-black-dog-traditions-of-england
 

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Pretty much anything by the Groovie Ghoulies could fit here: Chupacabras, Beast with 5 hands, Running with Bigfoot, (The Girl is) an unsolved mystery ect But here's 50,000 Spaceships (Watching over me) and Brain Srambling Device



 
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Helen Reddy's Angie Baby. The song is about a strange teen who has secret lovers who appear in her room through the radio. When a fellow comes in to assault her, he finds that the radio phenomenon is real and learns to regret his actions. This video acts out what is happening in the song:

 

GNC

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Quake's reminded me of a lesser known Fortean Kate Bush track:

The video's better than the song, to be honest, but it's a good concept - based in fact, maybe?
 

MrRING

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This is an enigmatic song - what's happening: a serial killer on a rampage? The return of Jesus on Earth?

 
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