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benedict 07-21-11 02:18 AM

Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
There's at least a couple of tracks that I really enjoy for the Eastern vibe they display:
  1. Sails of Charon - Scorpions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5r16oIOfXY
  2. Hassan i Sabha - Hawkwind - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARgwM50nuQ0
(Neither of the Youtube links is verified)

If I searched through my collection probably I'd be able to think of a few more (e.g. perhaps something from Kula Shaker; maybe The Stranglers' "Nice & Sleazy"; certainly various Led Zep tracks...) but I wondered if by posting here I could elicit a list of faves from musically-savvy DVDTalkers.

My only stipulation would be that the rock tracks should be from Western bands occasionally demonstrating an eastern vibe rather than from bona fide mid-Eastern bands...

Rypro 525 07-21-11 02:30 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
some of system of a down tracks kinda do (if you were goin in that direction)
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also there's a band from Israel called Orphaned Land
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The Bus 07-21-11 03:05 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
I always got that vibe from "Halloween" by DMB.

Josh-da-man 07-21-11 04:46 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
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Josh-da-man 07-21-11 04:48 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
There are also a number of Opeth songs that have a middle-eastern influence.

maxfisher 07-21-11 05:32 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 

Originally Posted by The Bus (Post 10861852)
I always got that vibe from "Halloween" by DMB.

They're the first ones I thought of as well, but for The Last Stop and Minarets.

Finger_Licking_God 07-21-11 06:15 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
Mr. Bungle - Ars Moriendi

mickey65 07-21-11 07:23 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

astrochimp 07-21-11 12:10 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
"Love Is The Answer" by Weezer:


statcat 07-21-11 12:13 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
yardbirds come to mind

tel aviv by duran duran

orangecrush 07-21-11 01:10 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
mewithoutYou has a few songs with Arabic lyrics and a number with a sprinkling of a mid-eastern feel. Every Thought a Thought of You from their latest album, the Dryness and the Rain from Brother, Sister both have Arabic lyrics.

Mr. Salty 07-21-11 01:53 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
"Istanbul Not Constantinople." I prefer the They Might Be Giants version:

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As already mentioned, "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin:

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Sean O'Hara 07-21-11 02:40 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
This is the first thing to come to mind:

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And although not strictly rock, a lot of Loreena McKennitt songs have an Islamic influence:

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Apple Gooncha 07-21-11 02:53 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 

Originally Posted by Finger_Licking_God (Post 10861885)







Also, I get a middle eastern vibe from a lot of Amorphis' stuff.

Thrush 07-21-11 03:17 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CvFN1p6dzNk?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Liver&Onions 07-21-11 03:30 PM

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cungar 07-21-11 03:42 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
Walk like an Egyptian by the Bangles

cdollaz 07-21-11 04:25 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
This whole album:

http://www.covershut.com/covers/Pete...over-19595.jpg

JeffTheAlpaca 07-21-11 04:26 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
Some of these videos are more like Indian than Middle Eastern Influence

Maybe this lol

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This kind of sounds like it has a Eastern influence

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mickey65 07-21-11 07:31 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
A lot of stuff by Dead Can Dance

GuessWho 07-21-11 07:39 PM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
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mickey65 07-22-11 05:37 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
Enigma

JeffTheAlpaca 07-22-11 08:54 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/urSPgcZgnh0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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starman9000 07-22-11 09:30 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
Come out and Play:

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dom56 07-22-11 10:23 AM

Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?
 
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