Listening #129 List of the Month
13 Harrowing Selections
There are listeners with a taste for melancholy musicand then there are those for whom the merely mournful isn't quite enough. For them I offer a selection of the depressing, the upsetting, the seriously disturbing, and the downright harrowing. Wait for the next stormy day, play all 13 in a row, then go have a nice pill and a glass of absinthe.
Lhasa de Sela: "I'm Going In"
Bob Dylan: "Ballad of Hollis Brown"
John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls
The Replacements: "Unsatisfied"
Leonard Cohen: "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy"
Syd Barrett: "Opel"
Eno: "Spirits Drifting"
David Bowie: "The Bewlay Brothers"
Procol Harum: "The Dead Man's Dream"
Alban Berg: Violin Concerto (Dem Andenken eines Engels)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Martin Newell: "The Green-Gold Girl of the Summer"
Big Star: "Holocaust"