The eerie side of Patsy Cline?
September 30, 2011 6:07 PM   Subscribe

MeFites, A long time ago I was playing trivia in a bar and in between rounds one night this dark, almost minimalist country song played. I'm reasonably sure it was a Patsy Cline song. It was in a minor key with a theramin or possibly backup singers (or both!?) providing eerie accompaniment to a very catchy tune. I'd heard it before so I assume it's well known, but it's not on her greatest hits. Any ideas what the title might be?
posted by drzz to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Could it be Peggy Lee, Is That All There Is?
posted by KathrynT at 6:21 PM on September 30, 2011

Cat Power- Sea of Love? It's eerie, catchy, and at least the original is from the same time period as Patsy Cline. But not country.
posted by loriginedumonde at 6:34 PM on September 30, 2011

Both good songs, but unfortunately not the one I (can't quite) remember. This song is unmistakably country and may even have the up down up down sort of rockabilly bass line.
posted by drzz at 6:50 PM on September 30, 2011

As another random stab at it, how about Mazzy Star, "I'm Sailin'"?
posted by Monsieur Caution at 7:18 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Neko Case Furnace Room Lullaby?
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 7:19 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Why do you think it's patsy cline? Here's another wild guess - ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry.
posted by The Lamplighter at 8:50 PM on September 30, 2011

This probably isn't it but the first thing that came to mind was this cover of Lonesome Town.
posted by amanda at 8:53 PM on September 30, 2011

Walkin' After Midnight by Madeline Peyroux?
posted by lois1950 at 9:55 PM on September 30, 2011

Are you sure it isn't I Love You So Much It Hurts? I've always found that one a tad creepy...
posted by daikaisho at 10:21 PM on September 30, 2011

Look into some of KD Lang's older albums. She did a lot of Patsy Cline in the early years and many were played on the airwaves.
posted by what's her name at 8:42 AM on October 1, 2011

When I think of haunting covers of Patsy Cline, the 1st thing that springs to mind is Margo Timmins' cover of Walkin' After Midnite
posted by buggzzee23 at 9:26 AM on October 1, 2011

In a minimalist (acoustic?) country tune, the ethereal instrument you heard was probably not a theremin but a singing saw. I don't have any guesses about what specific song you heard, but I hoped this information might be helpful in your search.
posted by milk white peacock at 11:54 AM on October 1, 2011 [2 favorites]

Cowboy Junkies Misguided Angel
posted by ohshenandoah at 4:23 PM on October 1, 2011

drzz, you devious bastard! What a great way to fill a playlist! (Mine, if not yours...)
posted by IAmBroom at 4:28 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby, from O Brother Where Art Thou?
posted by teekat at 12:49 AM on October 2, 2011


I know, right? Lots of music to check out.
posted by drzz at 11:49 AM on October 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

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