I need more haunting Southern Rock and Gospel music.
September 24, 2012 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Playlist-filter. I've been listening to this song on repeat and I want more like it. Spooky-southern-gospel-rock type stuff. I know there are some ghost-story songs out there that would apply. Delta Rae - Bottom of the River
posted by domo to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I love this vibe. Nick Cave's Murder Ballads is this pretty much exactly.

Check out Where the Wild Roses Grow.
posted by chatongriffes at 8:44 AM on September 24, 2012

Best answer: Go to Sleep my Little Baby from O Brother hits both the spooky and erotic buttons at the same time
posted by HuronBob at 8:46 AM on September 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Diane Izzo's version of Oh Death, off the Bloodshot Records compilation The Executioner's Last Songs
posted by drlith at 8:55 AM on September 24, 2012

Neko Case is a bit more country/folk than gospel but might fit the bill:
Make Your Bed
Deep Red Bells (which I think she wrote about a serial killer)

Trailer Bride is also awesome:
The Ghost of Mae West
Under Your Spell
posted by jaguar at 8:58 AM on September 24, 2012

(Yeah, Bloodshot Records had a lot of these types of artists.)
posted by jaguar at 9:00 AM on September 24, 2012

Fixed link for Deep Red Bells
posted by jaguar at 9:01 AM on September 24, 2012

Response by poster: Ooh, Joan Osborne's cover of Dylan's Man in the Long Black Coat.
posted by domo at 9:18 AM on September 24, 2012

Deadboy & the Elephantmen, maybe.
posted by Bektashi at 9:24 AM on September 24, 2012

The Pine Hill Haints-"Ghost Train"
Wovenhand-"Wooden Brother"
posted by SinAesthetic at 9:25 AM on September 24, 2012

Best answer: Oh Timber Timbre, definitely check them out.

Love this song, no video though.
posted by multivalent at 10:05 AM on September 24, 2012

Best answer: Not sure that all of these qualify, but I feel they're in a similar vein, at the very least. I had haunting, bluesy rock, but was light on the gospel.
posted by iamfantastikate at 10:12 AM on September 24, 2012

Best answer: This just came up on my Pandora station:

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs Burn Your Fun
posted by jaguar at 10:28 AM on September 24, 2012

Rykarda Parasol, especially Hannah Leah.

Outgrabe - Almost Home (although this video has random sound effects added and the song is better without them, IMO)
posted by therewithal at 10:44 AM on September 24, 2012

Getting away from your gospel tones here, but how about some haunting Northern alt-country? Both of these bands have some pretty spooky songs with dark themes.

Elliott Brood
The Deep Dark Woods
posted by snorkmaiden at 10:49 AM on September 24, 2012

Response by poster: I can't wait to go home and listen to all of these. Thanks guys!
posted by domo at 11:11 AM on September 24, 2012

Second the above Blitzen Trapper. For a band that nominally channels Led Zeppelin and does so very well, "Black River Killer" is a terrific song that'll stick to you for a few days after the first listen. You also can't go wrong with the Ha Ha Tonka guys.
posted by Sunburnt at 11:32 AM on September 24, 2012

Tangle Eye: Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed is a great album in this vein.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 11:41 AM on September 24, 2012

Drive-by Truckers don't often visit this style, really, despite their broad range. They do have a few nice murder-ballads that fit somewhat here, including "The Wig He Made Her Wear" (2010's "The Big To-Do") and "The Fireplace Poker," (2011's "Go Go Boots") but the that really fits, IMO, and does so with a cocaine-like motif is "Used to Be a Cop," also from "Go Go Boots."

Hmm, also "Goode's Field Road" from 2008's "Brighter Than Creation's Dark" and oddly sinister "The Great Car Dealer War" from 2009's "The Fine Print."
posted by Sunburnt at 2:02 PM on September 24, 2012

Best answer: Gillian Welch's "Caleb Meyer" fits the bill, and is a great, haunting song.
posted by rhiannonstone at 2:07 PM on September 24, 2012

I fell madly in love with "18 Dogs" by Hank Dogs the first time I heard it on Radio Paradise (btw, if you like this sort of music, RP may be right up your alley).
posted by Lexica at 8:56 PM on September 24, 2012

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