The noisiest songs you know!

Started by SueC, May 07, 2020, 02:42:18

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SueC

Dear all  :)

Just for fun, and so I can enjoy being totally shocked, why don't you post the noisiest songs you know?  You know, really crashing, ear-bleeding stuff, that may or may not be totally tasteless.

Of course, I know no such thing myself.   :angel   I have been in ascetic hibernation all my life and am now coming out for a little stroll.  :winking_tongue

Lots of love

Sue
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Brett wants to play, but doesn't have an account because it's kind of not necessary because he has a scribe. :)  Here's his offering:


OMG.   :1f631:  :1f632:

He also says he once went to a gig by an outfit called Lux Mammoth, all of whose "instruments" were power tools.  He says they didn't have much of a sense of melody either.  :-D
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word_on_a_wing

A good type of noise:
If I listen loud with eyes closed = overwhelm!!

(Note - it's tame until the half way mark then the distortion, the glitching: 🥴

"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

SueC

I actually don't mind this one, @word_on_a_wing - I find that so much more listenable than Motörhead - and so does Brett, who has that Motörhead song in his collection because it's part of a movie soundtrack.

I've looked through my own collection and just don't have anything ear-shatteringly discordant in it.  The loudest thing I have is called Dumbing Down The World, probably about the same level as your NIN track, and I love this one, but I don't think it's an ear-bleeder.


The Cure interestingly, on 4:13 Dream, have a couple of contenders that get into ear-bleeding territory for me.  That's actually the newest album in my collection, so I didn't automatically think of it.


...the guitar intro is screechingly ear-bleeding, but the song's not that loud... however, there's another track on it I've just started listening to more closely, that's sounding to me sort of like a cross between hard rock and an Irish jig...


It's kind of growing on me in a strange way.  Initially it really repelled me - I just wanted to put my hands over my ears and run away...
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piggymirror

The noisiest? Dunno, this could be one.


SueC

Mmmmhhh, that's certainly getting up there for loud, @piggymirror.  Do you enjoy that track?  ...interesting album title.  :angel  And, ahem, such tasteful cover art!  ;)

Brett was saying, "This is exactly the sort of thing teenagers play to annoy their parents.  So as a parent, what you do is say, 'Hey, that sounds great, can you rip that and put it on a CD for me?'"  Bwahahahaha.  :lol:
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piggymirror

Quote from: SueC on May 09, 2020, 10:04:40Mmmmhhh, that's certainly getting up there for loud, @piggymirror.  Do you enjoy that track?

"Enjoy" is maybe not the word. "Like" is perhaps a better verb here. Maybe.

It's certainly not music that I can listen to everyday.

But I can see its quality.

After all, that's Steve Albini.

In fact, that one is not my favourite on that album.

Quote from: SueC on May 09, 2020, 10:04:40...interesting album title.

Dunno. If it's literal, it sounds odd.

Quote from: SueC on May 09, 2020, 10:04:40:angelAnd, ahem, such tasteful cover art!  ;)

Uses comic. Btw you've made me think that I want to visit two museums about comics, the one at Angoulême, and the one in Brussels. I think there's another one somewhere in southern Belgium too, can't remember the city - Namur, Mons or Liège, one of the three I think.

Quote from: SueC on May 09, 2020, 10:04:40Brett was saying, "This is exactly the sort of thing teenagers play to annoy their parents.  So as a parent, what you do is say, 'Hey, that sounds great, can you rip that and put it on a CD for me?'"  Bwahahahaha.  :lol:

It contains a nice cover version of Kraftwerk's The Model - noisy, of course.

Btw, I wonder what came first, Big Black's The Model, or Dinosaur Jr's Just Like Heaven...
I like both, although perhaps I prefer Steve Albini's to J Mascis's.

God, it's been long since I don't listen to Dinosaur Jr.

Matti

Noisy... OK, let me throw in just a few more ideas:


Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy


Refused - The New Noise


Mogwai - My Father My King

@SueC: interesting that you mention The Cure here. This thread actually triggered me to have a go at the 2004 album again, there's actually a lot of noise as well.
...hold me like this for a hundred thousand million days...

dsanchez

If it's about noise I can't think in other but one of my favorite bands, MBV:


original version

2019.06.08 Dublin
2019.07.04 Novi Sad
2019.07.17 Athens

chemicaloverload

<3 the whole noisy album- sometimes you need a bit of Slipknot in your life.
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

chemicaloverload

and I left the whole album on....you are wrong, fucked, and overrated, I think I'm gonna be sick and it's your fault...this is the end of everything, you are the end of everything.

Ahhhh... I miss being 14 :)

Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

Ulrich

This does come to mind...
It's never enough...

SueC

Thanks everyone for posting!   :cool

Oooh, my ears!  :-D

Just thinking:  Personally, I am more likely to listen to the loudest things in my own collection (which aren't terribly loud, they're just "nicely loud"  :yum:) if I am angry about something, or if I'm trying to gather the energy to do one more round of chores.  What's that like for you all - what sorts of moods or situations will make you more likely to listen to the loudest things you've got?

Unusual situations can drive one to unusual things... for instance, I'm not a fan of AC/DC, they're too screamy and grating for me, but there was one time in my life... I was travelling and had gotten sucked into doing a term at what turned out to be an evangelical school - when I asked them that at the interview they used the euphemism "non-denominational" - I don't think they'd have gotten a proper science teacher otherwise.  I was adamant they be honest with me because I didn't want to teach at a place where they think Darwin is the devil, blah blah blah, or who think creationism is "scientific" and a credible alternative for presenting in a science classroom.  Anyway, they were very flexible with the truth at the interview - and I ended up having a lot of community pushback for teaching the actual evolutionary biology curriculum we were required to teach by the state, while some of my happy-clappy colleagues threw that away and taught young-earth creationism...  :1f635:   (I hasten to add that this was never an issue at any of the Catholic schools in which I worked - they stopped being Biblical literalists quite a while ago and have other hobbies.)

About six weeks into working at that school, I started coming home with the rabid desire to dance naked to AC/DC records.  And as I said, I don't even like AC/DC!

Exceptions do happen - and I thought this particular use of an AC/DC track in the snooty enclave of figure skating was fantastic:


@Matti, does Aphex Twin not like his own grandmother?  :1f631:
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Matti

Quote from: SueC on May 11, 2020, 14:00:27does Aphex Twin not like his own grandmother?
I really don't know! :)

Quote from: SueC on May 11, 2020, 14:00:27what sorts of moods or situations will make you more likely to listen to the loudest things you've got?
Well, it depends on the songs. Obviously, a lot of noisy music is associated with aggression, so I listen to noisy stuff when I'm angry or adopt this general "f**k all this" attitude (and no, fellow kids, this does not necessarily go away when you get older). And of course it's great to accompany your household duties.

But there's also a lot of noisy stuff I find really relaxing - I find MBV, Mogwai, and even a couple of Tool tracks very enjoyable just listening to with eyes closed.

Tool? Tool.

...hold me like this for a hundred thousand million days...

SueC

I really like the percussion on this track, @Matti, and I can hear that it's carefully constructed and that the people playing are actually rather musical (unlike some in this game).  The elements I don't are the usual elements - guitars when they start to sound like a swarm of attack bees, and that style of singing.  However, I was wondering if this happens to be a song about politicians, CEOs etc?

The cover art on this I think is magnificent.  Brett tells me that it's actually a set of peel-back transparencies (oooh, it is, he just showed me!) - he's rather partial to Tool himself and says hello. :)


Quote from: Matti on May 11, 2020, 20:14:07
Quote from: SueC on May 11, 2020, 14:00:27does Aphex Twin not like his own grandmother?
I really don't know! :)

Haha!  I was just thinking, watching that clip, "Hmmmmm, was his grandmother mean to him when he was a kid and is this his way of getting back at her?  Is that elderly woman in the clip sort of like an emotional voodoo doll?" :lol:


Quote from: Matti on May 11, 2020, 20:14:07Well, it depends on the songs. Obviously, a lot of noisy music is associated with aggression, so I listen to noisy stuff when I'm angry or adopt this general "f**k all this" attitude (and no, fellow kids, this does not necessarily go away when you get older).

And it would be a tragedy if it did, when you look at the unsavoury aspects of this world and all the things that in all honesty need to be addressed.  I think indifference and anaesthesia are dangerous.

 
By the way, I actually really enjoyed this track up to the halfway mark 10 minutes in, when the grating notes started:


Disclaimer:  I know absolutely nothing about this band.  Overnight, a what-if occurred to me.  Given the track is called My Father My King and it goes from vaguely ominous to lots of discordant notes after about the halfway point - could this be some kind of instrumental representation of the writer's evolving relationship with his father for the first 20 years of his life, with each minute representing a year?  People start seriously forming their own opinions about the wider world from about 10-12, and in some families are not exactly supported in this process, but become "the enemy" for daring to think differently to their "elders and betters"...

PS:  Love this film - people often underestimate young people...

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