Old Tyme Songs about Revenge
August 14, 2005 11:21 PM Subscribe
Having recently fallen in love with the Decemberists' "The Mariner's Revenge Song
" I'm inspired to create a mix disc of songs about revenge by modern groups with an old tyme feel. I've come up with a few other songs that are perfect, but need help completing the collection.
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Ween's "Buenas Tardes Amigo
" is a perfect fit. A fantastic song about revenge with a twist at the end.
"Rocky Raccoon" by The Beatles is another song I've loved for years about failed revenge.
Other potential songs that I've thought about are "Gallows Pole" by Led Zeppelin (not quite a revenge song, but it does have somewhat of the feel that I'm looking for) and "The Cask of Amontillado
" by Alan Parsons Project, definitely a revenge song, but not quite the right old tyme feel to the music.
Hopefully the scope that I've picked isn't too narrow. I think these types of songs tend towards the longer side (the Decemberists' song is close to 9 minutes) so another 5 or 6 songs and I should be set.
Anyone have songs that they think would fit?