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Old 07-21-11, 02:18 AM
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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...
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Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?

some of system of a down tracks kinda do (if you were goin in that direction)



also there's a band from Israel called Orphaned Land
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Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?

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

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

Mr. Bungle - Ars Moriendi
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Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
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"Love Is The Answer" by Weezer:

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yardbirds come to mind

tel aviv by duran duran
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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.
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Re: Rock tracks with a mid-Eastern theme...?

"Istanbul Not Constantinople." I prefer the They Might Be Giants version:



As already mentioned, "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin:

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

This is the first thing to come to mind:



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

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Also, I get a middle eastern vibe from a lot of Amorphis' stuff.
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Walk like an Egyptian by the Bangles
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This whole album:

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Some of these videos are more like Indian than Middle Eastern Influence

Maybe this lol



This kind of sounds like it has a Eastern influence

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A lot of stuff by Dead Can Dance
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Come out and Play:

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