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Old 09-30-08, 10:12 PM
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The first one that came to my mind was Cop Killer by Body Count.
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Old 09-30-08, 10:20 PM
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"John Wayne Gacy Jr." by Sufjan Stevens from Illinois.
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Old 09-30-08, 11:07 PM
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how about "What's He Building?" by Tom Waits??!?
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Old 09-30-08, 11:12 PM
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Hurricane
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
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Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
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Old 09-30-08, 11:34 PM
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how about "What's He Building?" by Tom Waits??!?
Perhaps it's perfectly innocent...if only we knew what he was building in there.
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Old 09-30-08, 11:38 PM
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Emiliana Torrini, "Gun" (also one of my favorite songs from this year)

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how about "What's He Building?" by Tom Waits??!?
Heh, nice. I always get the oddest looks when this ends up on a mix.
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Old 09-30-08, 11:47 PM
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"Crime in the City" - Neil Young, from Freedom.
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Old 10-01-08, 12:12 AM
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No One Knows My Plan
Out of Jail
I'll Sink Manhattan
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Old 10-01-08, 12:59 AM
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Third Eye Blind - Slow Motion

The unedited version.
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Old 10-01-08, 01:20 AM
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"The Bagman's Gambit" ... by The Decemberists
"Caleb Meyer" ... by Gillian Welch
"Stars Of CCTV" ... by Hard-Fi
"Ordinary Weekend" ... by John Wesley Harding
"Polly" ... by Nirvana
"Country Death Song" ... by Violent Femmes
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Old 10-01-08, 01:36 AM
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Tom Jones - Delilah
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Old 10-01-08, 06:31 AM
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The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia - Vickie Lawrence
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Old 10-01-08, 10:02 AM
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Old 10-01-08, 10:34 AM
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Old 10-01-08, 10:37 AM
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jeesh peeps, can we decide on how to format the answer

band - song
or
song - band

talk about being inconsistent... yeah, I'm being anal, but I've got a boatload of caffine in my system this morning.
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Old 10-01-08, 10:46 AM
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There was a riot on the streets, tell me where were you?
You were sittin' home watchin' your TV
While I was paticipatin' in some anarchy
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Old 10-01-08, 12:49 PM
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Old 10-01-08, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
jeesh peeps, can we decide on how to format the answer

band - song
or
song - band

talk about being inconsistent... yeah, I'm being anal, but I've got a boatload of caffine in my system this morning.
I blame The Bus: he did not provide us with any formatting for the lazy.
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Old 10-01-08, 01:08 PM
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Old 10-01-08, 01:18 PM
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"18 and Life" - Skid Row
"Street Justice" - Twisted Sister (similar to the Freddy Krueger story)

"City of Crime" - Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
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Old 10-01-08, 03:38 PM
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The Beatles - "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
Aerosmith - "Janie's Got a Gun"

Eminem has a bunch of these - "'97 Bonnie and Clyde," "Guilty Conscience," "Bad Meets Evil," etc.
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Old 10-01-08, 03:43 PM
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Old 10-01-08, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
The Beatles - "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
Aerosmith - "Janie's Got a Gun"

Eminem has a bunch of these - "'97 Bonnie and Clyde," "Guilty Conscience," "Bad Meets Evil," etc.

reminds me of 'Another Teen Movie' - a guilty pleasure of mine.
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Old 10-01-08, 08:39 PM
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The problem with this thread, is the qualifier "great." If that wasn't there, I would suggest almost every song by metal group Macabre. Their shtick is almost all of their songs are about serial killers.

http://www.myspace.com/macabre
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