Funny you would mention him: a personal hero that I have seen live about 25
times throughout the years, as recently as last fall in Chicago...and who
scripted the majestic noir aussie western The Proposition...
We could say a lot about his whole output sine the late 70¹s...but if some
are interested into links between crime stories/noir and music there they
can investigate also artists such as: Crime & City Solution, Gun Club, PJ
Harvey, Dirty Three, 16 Horsepower, Johnny Cash, Tindersticks, Einsturzende
Neubauten, and french bands like Noir Désir, Starshooter, Asphalt
Jungle...etc...the links are numerous and I only scratched the surface here
of course since I only referred to alt./punk/goth/alt-country....music
genres but there are also obvious links and references (both ways) with the
whole Blue Note jazz catalog for example...see Round Midnight (86) of
On 7/17/09 3:05 PM, "Brian Thornton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I offer up the entirety of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' album MURDER BALLADS
> as another possibility (and talk about "Noir atmosphere": his song "Red
> Right Hand.").
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Patrick King <email@example.com
> <mailto:abrasax93%40yahoo.com> > wrote:
>> > I maintain that the best noir song ever is Robert Earl Keen's "The Road
>> > Goes
>> > on Forever." A Gold Medal novel in 5 minutes. It even has a motel in it.
>> > *************************************
>> > Come on! The greatest noir song of all time is POTTER'S FIELD from Tom
>> > Waits' 1977 release, FOREIGN AFFAIR, a collection of very noir songs:
>> > "Buy me a drink and I'll tell you what I seen, I give you a bargain from
>> > the edge of a maniac's dream, about a black widow spider with a riddle in
>> > his yarn is clinging to the ferule of a blind man's brow. And I'll start
>> > talking from the brim of a thimble full of whiskey..."
>> > Patrick King
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