KidAJoe’s Music Challenge – Song from the album you played over and over and over in high school


The one artist I can say influenced me the most in high school was hands down Type O Negative.  I have quite possibly listened to them more than anyone in my whole life actually.  (Radiohead might have surpassed them though).  My very good friend Chauncey (seen posting comments here frequently) turned me onto them when I was a sophomore.   He turned me onto all sort of music and the realization that there was music outside of the mainstream box.  Despite what many may think about Type O Negative (and many other bands I like)  for me they were someone very insperational to me.  Bloody Kisses is a masterpiece to me also.   It didn’t make what difference what kind of a mood I was in, weather is was sad, happy, angry or excited Bloody Kisses would bring a calm over me.  It’s a feeling I think many people get when going to church and have connection with god or when a person reaches the top of a mountain after a long hike and is able to sit and take in a spectacular view.

Type O Negative Links:

Homepage – Facebook – MySpace – Wiki – NPR

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3 thoughts on “KidAJoe’s Music Challenge – Song from the album you played over and over and over in high school

  1. Just one song? Well, way before high school I got into the debut album by punk rocker Elvis Costello called “My Aim is True”. This was considered very avant garde at the time and was long before his crooner days. He developed a real fanatic cult following almost immediately. In those days EC looked and dressed like Buddy Holly, had Elvis’s first name and Costello (as in Abbott and Costello) was his last name. Punk was all about making fun of conservative traditional America, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Stones and especially 1950s rock and roll and pop. This album incorporates all those same styles, sounds, harmonies, licks, beats, etc while making fun of that era and music at the same time. This was one of the most clever and sarcastic albums I had ever heard in my entire life to that point and remains a classic to me because I know what came before this album and what has happened since in the pop music world. I think I can play the entire album in my head, note for note and lyric for lyric. One of my favorites from that album is this song:

    Oh I used to be disgusted
    And now I try to be amused.
    But since their wings have got rusted,
    You know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
    But when they told me ’bout their side of the bargain,
    That’s when I knew that I could not refuse.
    And I won’t get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

    Oh-oh.

    I was watching while you’re dancing away.
    Our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
    How come everybody wants to be your friend?
    You know that it still hurts me just to say it.

    Oh, I know that she’s disgusted. (Oh why’s that)
    ‘Cause she’s feeling so abused. (Oh that’s too bad)
    She gets tired of the lust, (Oh I’m so sad)
    But it’s so hard to refuse.
    Can you say that I’m too old,
    When the angels have stolen my red shoes?

    Oh, I said “I’m so happy, I could die.”
    She said “Drop dead”, then left with another guy.
    That’s what you get if you go chasing after vengeance.
    Ever since you got me punctured this has been my sentence.

    Oh I used to be disgusted
    And now I try to be amused.
    But since their wings have got rusted,
    You know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
    But when they told me ’bout their side of the bargain,
    That’s when I knew that I could not refuse.
    And I won’t get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
    Oh I won’t get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

    Red shoes, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. (repeat and fade)

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